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10 Tips to Protect High-Value Shipments

Regardless of what you are shipping, theft, fraud and loss are always top concerns

However, when you’re shipping high-value items such as pharmaceuticals, high-tech goods or jewelry, those concerns grow exponentially. How you approach shipping and risk mitigation is critical to your company’s bottom line and your brand’s reputation. Because fraud, theft, and loss can occur at any time during the sales and shipping process, it’s important for retailers to use a layered approach when shipping their high-value goods. With the holiday shipping season fast approaching, here are 10 tips that will help shippers minimize risks while maximizing sales.

1. Perform a risk-assessment of your high-value shipments.

Thoroughly examine all of your shipping protocols and procedures, working with an expert if needed.

2. Ensure your packaging/labeling is nondescript with no indication of contents.

Remove telltale terms (e.g. product name, company logo) from all labels and packaging. Double-box items to minimize pilferage, and make sure there are no loose items. Use fiber tape to seal packages.


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