Holiday shipping tips for undamaged delivery

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - During the holidays, people tend to "wrap and go" when it comes to gifts, not thinking about the item's security.

Below are Do's and Don't's to get your package to its destination damage-free.

DO -
Check the size before picking a parcel size.
Select the right size shape and strength of the box.
Use proper packing materials, including bubble wrap, leaving no extra space and taped securely.
Add proper shipping labels and stamps.

Wait until the last minute for shipping.
Ship hazardous or potentially hazardous materials including batteries, ammunition, etc.
Ship in boxes that once help hazardous liquids, including Clorox, bleach, etc.
Ship in boxes that are too small or too big for the item(s).