Des Moines, Iowa – RadioIowa – Iowans will send tens of thousands of holiday packages over the next few weeks and the U-S Postal Service wants those shipping an item to take safety precautions.
Postal Inspector Dave Margritz says the number-one rule is do not send cash. Write a check or use a money order instead.
Margritz says the free tracking option also provides peace of mind.
Margritz says there are options for senders to ensure a safer delivery. One way is to hold a package for pickup.
Margritz says getting a tracking number helps the sender and receiver know when a delivery is likely. He also suggests insuring packages with high-priced items inside.
The U-S Postal Service estimates it will deliver 590-million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.