National Package Protection Day
National Package Protection Day:
Celebrated annually on the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, the National Package Protection Day aims at creating awareness about the safety concerns ushered in by the holiday shopping events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. During the busy holiday season, the safe delivery of the packages has become a major concern.
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Related: Other National Days Celebrated on November 30th:
National Computer Security Day
Stay Home Because You Are Well Day
Why National Package Protection Day?
After you fight tooth and nail, network, and clicking pad to land the best offers, be it for a loved one or yourself, imagine that your precious packages get stolen! That’s going to be devastating! To save you this heart-break it’s necessary to be aware of the threats and necessary precautions to deal with package theft.
While the internet has saved you from the shopping ordeals through online options, you are on your own when it comes to protecting your online plunder. The holiday shopping season is also parallelly a festival for Porch Pirates, who lurk around your abodes trying to get their hands on the attractive packages, to get their best deals free of all cost.
They wander around the neighborhoods, stalk delivery trucks, and swoop away with the loot from porches, doorsteps, and mailboxes. Few of them are seen riding around the residential areas trying to spot a package that’s left unattended.
Though theft is a common social evil which is not a novelty, around 75 percent of homeowners report package thefts more frequently during the holiday season.
While delivery companies try to offer solutions to this issue, it certainly is not an easy task, especially when more than 1.6 billion packages are delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Very often delivery companies leave the “We missed you notice” if the recipients don’t turn up to sign for the package during business hours or many times it’s just dropped off at the location.
Some companies like UPS claim to have trained drivers who ensure that the packages fall into the right hands. This guarantees the right delivery not only during the busy holiday shopping season but throughout the year.UPS provides free assistance through its “My Choice” Services so that you can re-route the packages to your trusted neighbors if you aren’t available. UPS rescheduling option is unavailable for the weekend.
When you don’t have a lovely neighbor or relative who can accept our package, technology is the only solution to guard your goods.
How Can We observe National Package Protection Day?
- -Creating awareness about protecting Packages and deliveries is the best way to celebrate this day.
- Share your Stories and protection strategies on social media using #PackageProtectionDay
- A home security system definitely goes a long way when it comes to the protection of your home and packages
- Keep track of your packages
- Love thy neighbor as you love yourself- Stay connected to your neighbors and lend a helping hand when they require help for picking up the delivery and they will do the same for you.
- The Neighbourhood watch app keeps you connected with your community and neighbors with regular updates on local crimes and safety information.
- Visual barriers such as large planters, railings, decorations, etc on the front porch can hinder the visibility of the packages.
Interesting Facts about National Package Protection Day:
Here are a few interesting facts surrounding the National Package Day!
- According to a few studies, around 74% of packages are stolen when the homeowners are at work with the average value of the stolen packages being $50-100.
- The Shorr Packaging Corp says that around 53% of the people reschedule their plans so that they can arrive home to receive the packages even when signing is not required. And around 20% of the people leave work early to be on time to receive the delivery.
- Missing out on your deliveries can create a sense of Paranoia to the extent that some people even opt-out of online shopping.
- The holiday season brings about a huge rise in the number of deliveries worldwide.
- Some studies claim that Neighbourhood watches and video Cameras don’t really help in combating theft efficiently.
- Around 23 million Americans have been a victim of pirating according to the study conducted by Insurancequotes.com
History Of National Package Protection Day:
Ring.com, home security, and Smart Home company founded National Package Protection Day in 2016, to create awareness of the package thefts that are prevalent during the Holiday season and to offer solutions to the citizens to aid in the protection of their packages.