SPONSORED CONTENT Tips for Shipping During the Holidays Do you get excited in anticipation of your sales volume spiking in November and December? While it’s a happy thought, there’s usually one challenge that deflates the moods of many jewelers: having to prepare and send extra shipments. Make it easier on yourself this year by following these tips: Keep enough supplies on hand Double-packaging your shipmentsis essential. This method is a great technique to prevent losses and may even be required by your insurance policy. Don’t opt to send jewelry in a single box or envelop, as this can easily be tampered with or damaged in a sorting machine. In addition to ordering boxes and envelopes, also check to make sure your scale and label maker are functioning properly. Know your insurance policy Review your insurance policy so you know when you need to increase your coverage limits or purchase insurance from a third-party. Insurance can be incredibly easy if you have a jewelers block policy with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group and use the JM Shipping Solution™ platform. Your policy will sync with the platform and you can easily buy additional insurance at exclusive rates when you need to. Plan ahead Sometimes its unavoidable, but you’re more likely to make mistakes when you have less time to prepare. If you’re supplying retailers with products, now is the time to start contacting them. You can use JM Shipping Solution to prepare and queue your labels in advance, allowing you to quickly print them before the courier arrives for pick-up. Track your shipments It can be hard to keep everything straight with an increase in holiday shipping volume. Instead of using spreadsheets or sticky notes (or nothing at all), JM Shipping Solution also has a feature that lets users track their shipments from a single dashboard, regardless of which carrier you ship with. This is especially valuable if you need to file a claim because something appears to be lost. Make shipping easier Over 1,000 jewelers have used JM Shipping Solution to save time and money on the tens of thousands of packages they’ve shipped this year. Join them for the holidays and get started today!