Thursday, December 2, 2021

GOOD’s Thoughts — November 2021

November… A month that begins the holiday season. Time to think about those we love both near and far. Last year, when I purchased the Flower Mound PostNet, time and again, I had the conversation… “Yes. Shipping little Johnny’s Christmas present really does cost that much.”

Last year, the carrier system was capable of carrying 79 million packages per day across all service providers, FEDEX, UPS, USPS, and DHL. They estimated 86 million packages were entering the system each day. That’s right… demand was above supply. As we know, when demand is higher than supply, prices rise.

Considering this fact in concert with rising fuel prices and increasing salaries, the carriers will undoubtedly raise prices during the holiday season.

I humbly suggest planning ahead. The prices go up and up as we get closer to Christmas.

Important to realize before you walk into your shipping store is that weight is relative. That adorable, huge stuffed animal takes a lot of space. So, even though it does not weigh much, the carriers consider the amount of space it takes in their planes, trains, and automobiles. They determine a “dimensional weight” based upon cubic inches… the size of the box. You either pay for the actual weight or the dimensional weight, whichever is higher.

Many find that frustrating, but it is the reality of the pricing methodology.

We would love to help you carefully package up your gifts and send them to your loved ones all over the world. The advantage we have is the ability to offer you all four major carrier services, FEDEX, DHL, UPS, & USPS.

One more thing… CUSTOM greeting cards and calendars. Would you like to send your Crazy Family Christmas photo to all those you love? Do you have a family newsletter? Are you a business that would like to create annual calendars? We can do all these and more!

PostNet … Your problem solving, One-Stop Shop! We look forward to helping you this Holiday Season, and, please remember, plan ahead and budget for the shipping of your precious gifts.

Stop by our Flower Mound or Northlake stores, visit postnet.com/tx243 or postnet.com/tx171, or call 972-544-1230.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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