I know people don’t want to talk about Christmas in October, but there are only nine weeks left. If you want to send presents in time for Hanukkah and Christmas you realistically only have about seven weeks left to find the perfect gift. (Even less if it’s international!)
If you follow this blog you probably know that I like to prepare for the holidays early to avoid the last-minute rush. I’m actually way behind on my shopping. I’m usually done by now so I need to get back on track myself. While I find that online shopping has made some things easier, it brings it’s own form of problems and headaches – mainly shipping. For many companies, finding auto transport leads is not too much of a problem. However, occasionally, we run into shipping issues that are simply too much for us to take.
Fortunately this year I have found a few shipping sites that can help ease the burden:
Shyp* – If you’ve found the perfect gift for your aunt but don’t want to be bothered going to the post office to ship it — no worries. Shyp will pick up your items, package them and send them anywhere in the world for the lowest cost. It’s currently only available in San Francisco and New York, but they plan to release it in Miami soon too.
From Parcel – There are few things worse than missing your delivery and having to wait in line at the post office to pick it up. Parcel was created so you never have to go through that again. The service gives you a unique shipping address, which you input when you buy stuff online. When Parcel receives your package, they notify you via text and let you schedule a delivery window for that same evening. It costs five bucks, but it’s worth it to avoid the dreaded post office line. The service is only available in Manhattan.
Slice — I’ve been using this one for years. It links up to your email and notifies you when an item you’ve purchased is on it’s way. That way you’ll get an alert when it’s out for delivery and can keep track of everything that you’ve bought. It will even let you know if anything you’ve purchased has been recalled.
How do you manage all your shipping?
Listful Thinking is now ready for pre-order. If buying the book is on your to-do list, pre-ordering is a great help to me. In the publishing world, pre-orders set the tone for a book and really create buzz with booksellers, media, publishers and book lovers everywhere. Check “buy Listful Thinking” off your list today!