Online shopping is more popular than ever before. And, while it’s convenient and offers endless choices for purchases, it comes with one caveat: Packages delivered to your home can be stolen.
According to a 2017 survey by insuranceQuotes, 25.9 million Americans reported having a package stolen from their front porch or doorstep. Even if you have a smart doorbell like Ring or surveillance cameras posted on your home, these measures can only offer help after the fact and do little to prevent theft from happening in the first place.
But there are some proactive steps you can take to protect your packages. Here are eight ways to safeguard your purchases.
Have the package delivered inside your home.
Unfortunately, most packages are delivered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, when many of us are working. Some services allow you to arrange to have your package placed inside your home, usually in conjunction with a smart lock or doorbell.