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Parcels and packages galore

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9:15 am

It’s no secret that online shopping is becoming increasingly popular every day, especially around the holiday season as it seems every online store offers exclusive deals and free or discounted shipping to their online customers. The convenience of having your goods delivered straight to your door for no extra charge is often too hard to resist especially in rural areas like the Northern Neck where getting out to shop is not always easy or practical. In addition, it seems that nearly everything imaginable is available at some site or another. If you can dream it, it probably exists and can be on your doorstep in a matter of days.

As simple as it seems to point, click, and enter your address and chosen method of payment, the second you place your online order an intricate system of fulfillment and delivery is sprung into motion. There are of course dozens of people in warehouses that will process your order, locate your items, package them up, and send them on their way. Then there are the men and women who are charged with the often arduous task of delivering your goods safely to you. Whether your item is shipped through USPS, UPS, Fedex, or another online service, you can rest assured that your carrier is working hard to get the job done.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 12/26/18