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Track your package closely to protect your online purchases


You're eagerly awaiting your package ordered online, but the reality is that package thefts are on the rise, according to a recent FedEx survey. With 28% of respondents reporting they have experienced package theft from their doorstep in the past two years, it's more crucial than ever to meticulously track your tracking number to ensure the safety of your valuable purchases. A large portion of these customers who were robbed did not closely track their package via the tracking number, leaving the package unsupervised for several hours.


Growing risks of home theft

“Stoop hackers” are becoming increasingly bold, with a 4% increase in reported package thefts compared to 2022. This threat becomes particularly concerning during the holiday season, when online shopping increases and risks thefts are intensifying. James Anderson, spokesperson for FedEx Express Canada, points out that this concern is pervasive in consumers' minds, with 70% of those surveyed expressing concern about the theft of their packages left unattended after delivery.


Use tracking for secure delivery

A simple, but effective solution to protect your packages is to carefully track your tracking number that you receive by email once the order has been shipped. An update from the carrier is made daily to update the status of the order. This practice allows buyers to stay informed about the location of their package and take steps to prevent theft, including reducing the time the package is on the porch unattended.

It's also a good idea to ask the retailer to deliver the items to a more discreet location, such as a back porch or storage box. This simple precaution can make all the difference in preventing theft. You can add this note in the comments during your purchase.

If you are uncertain about being present or are often absent during deliveries, adding a signature to the delivery process can be an extra measure of protection. Otherwise, you can also have it delivered to another address where someone can receive the package quickly.

By adding an extra layer of protection, video doorbells or surveillance cameras can provide additional peace of mind by monitoring deliveries and deterring package thieves.

In conclusion, By meticulously tracking your tracking number and adopting secure delivery practices, you can significantly reduce the risk of package theft. Don't let stoop pirates ruin your online shopping experience. Stay vigilant, use tracking and protect your valuable purchases.