Safe Shipping

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.'s Loss Prevention department says it has recently seen “outbreaks of shipping losses” and offers these tips to reduce the chance of shipping problems this holiday: Place merchandise in a medium-size cardboard inner box sealed with tape. Label this inner box with your return address (no jewelry-related words) and the tracking number. Place the inner box in a strong, oversize shipping box. To prevent the package from rattling, tape or glue the inside box to the outside box. If possible, use a packaging box from the delivery service. Never use an envelope or old box. Fill the box with packing material to protect the smaller box. Avoid jewelry catalogs or ads. Seal the shipping box with reinforced mailing tape, pressure-sensitive shipping tape, or tamper-evident tape, or stamp over the tap

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