Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the TV fans who entered our giveaway contest for a Fire Stick. Today we will answer the following question: “what do you do if someone steals your package?”
Thirty-one percent of people have had a package stolen from their doorstep. The people who commit the heinous crime of stealing from people’s doorsteps are called porch pirates. They have a surprisingly big impact on the economy. After all, the possibility of losing, say, a $1,000 package that you rightly ordered can really put a damper on eCommerce. Whether you’re an online shopaholic or a dropshipper extraordinaire, this is a common question that you should pay attention to, especially with the holidays right around the corner.
If you’re an online shopper, there are a few things you can do to prevent packages from being stolen. In fact, prevention is a lot better than trying to recover a package after the theft. Even if you do end up finding the package or receiving a replacement, it’s still a hassle.
All the above is great, but if you’ve already fallen victim to porch pirates, it doesn’t do you much good. So let’s talk about what you can do after a package has been stolen.
Bonus tip: if you’re a seller, look into shipping insurance. It can protect you from your customers’ porch pirates!
Having something stolen from you is incredibly irritating. This is especially the case when it involves some hotly anticipated item that you ordered online and have been waiting on. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent porch pirates from ruining your day – both before and after the fact!