We hear this question a lot and want to dive into it with you in a three part series. We will be publishing helpful tips and tricks on this topic over the next three weeks including the most common shipping scenarios we encounter at Sip and Ship.
Most of you are already aware that shipping costs can vary based on a few package key components. Those are size, weight, value, destination and delivery speed. In this three-part series, we’ll share a few different shipping scenarios, break them down and hopefully bring a bit of clarity onto the shipping scene. We’ll cover best ways to (1) handle online returns, (2) mail a care package, and (3) ship fragile or unique items with safety with greater peace of mind.
Today, let's tackle the first one: how to best handle online returns. They truly have become the most frequent package type Sip and Ship handles. We understand that having to deal with them can pain in the neck. However, here are a few tips to rid yourself of those pesky but necessary online returns.
First, if the company you’re returning the item to has provided you with a prepaid shipping label, USE IT! Their shipping label is the most cost effective way to return your item. Even if the company deducts a small fee from the original cost of your online purchase, it is still the most economical way to return it. Don’t have a printer? No problem. Email your shipping label to us and we can print it out upon your arrival and affix it to your package.
Secondly, it’s always a good idea to open your online packages delicately. Simply because you never know how things work out. Stay a step ahead by planning to reuse the original mailer, box, or bag your item came in. Honestly, it's better for the earth and your wallet - helping you avoid any unnecessary packing expenses. However, if the original packaging has been damaged or deemed unusable, don't sweat it. Sip and Ship is happy to help get it packaged up for you in a flash.
Finally, in the event you are NOT provided a prepaid return label, simply bring your online return to Sip and Ship and we’ll share some shipping options to help you determine the best way to return it.
During your visit, we'll invite you to take advantage of our full service coffee shop to reward yourself for an errand well done! Drop off a your online package and pick up a freshly baked pastry and warm latte. Our cafe team is proud to serve you housemade savory scones, jam biscuits, and ever-popular salted-chocolate chip cookies.
We look forward to seeing you soon.