Shipping & Vacations

Shipping & Vacations

When someone says, “Let’s talk shipping!” do you get pumped? Probably not, ‘eh? How about when someone says, “Let’s talk about your vacation!” There, now that’s better right?

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by Nadine Hogan

Aug 18, 2014

Key Points

  • Shipping and vacation share the fear of losing belongings.
  • Shipping's black hole for unidentified packages, mirroring lost baggage processes.
  • Place an extra label or contact info inside for stress-free shipping or travel.
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Shipping and Vacations When someone says, “Let’s talk shipping!” do you get pumped? Probably not, ‘eh? How about when someone says, “Let’s talk about your vacation!” There, now that’s better right?

Vacation and shipping. Shipping and vacation. Do they even belong in the same blog post? How in the world could these two be intertwined?

Though they seem totally unrelated they have one major thing in common – your desire to stay out of the lost and found.

Whether you ship something or hop on a plane yourself you expect things to go a certain way, but life doesn’t always work like that. A flight delay, or damaged shipping label, could change everything.

As you know if you arrive at your destination without your luggage the airline steps in to help. But in reality lost baggage without a proper identity tag will likely end up in a black hole of lost baggage in any airport in most any country. From there your airline hopes to match your claim with the luggage but this is quite the process and let’s just hope you’re not in a rush to be reunited.

But what about a package you shipped? What happens if the shipping label comes off or the shipping company cannot read your writing? The shipping industry has their own ‘black hole’ for lost and found items called overgoods. Unidentified packages go here to be opened so that each item inside can be catalogued. This information then goes into a database that attempts to match them against claims made.

Another common denominator between shipping and vacation? The length of time you could be waiting to get your item where it was meant to be.

But wait! What if there was something you could do to make your next vacation and shipping experience a little less stressful? What if there was one small step that could keep your things out of this black hole? The good news is that there is – put something inside the box or luggage to identify where it’s going; another shipping label, or a piece of paper with your name and contact information that is easy to see as soon as it’s opened.

This simple step (that may take an extra minute of your time) could save you hours of stress. And while we’re on the topic of alleviating stress, why not click on so we can simplify your shipping needs and you can spend that extra time you saved planning your next vacation.

About the author: Nadine Hogan

About the author

Nadine Hogan is a writer, blogger, yoga teacher and dessert lover living in Ottawa, Ontario. While she loves to send her nephews their Christmas and birthday presents from Ottawa to Calgary, she also loves to save money doing so. This shipping-made-easier information is what she shares, and as she continues to learn more she'll spread the word!
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