The holiday season is around the corner and it’s also a time when people report more missing packages.

There are some steps you can take to protect your delivery items.

According to UPS and FedEx, be aware of where you’re sending your package. Have it delivered to your office or to a neighbor if you will not be home. You can also request a signature during a pick up or request a doorbell ring, knock upon delivery with a note.

FedEx also offers an online delivery manager for instructions on residential deliveries including time, location and other safety details. Similarly, UPS offers a service allowing people to sign up for a text alert with a delivery time window. You can always redirect your packages even when they’re already on the way through FedEx.

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