Developing the Best Mail and Delivery Policy for Your Office

From The Receptionist:  Office mailrooms are getting busier as more and more people have personal packages shipped to the workplace. This is, of course, thanks to the drastic rise in online shopping. Employees may find it much safer and more convenient to receive their orders at work rather than at their homes.

While it may seem like no big deal for employees to ship packages to themselves at work, the extra delivery traffic can start to drain serious resources at your office over time. As online shopping continues to skyrocket, those boxes will start to pile up.

Sending personal purchases to the workplace also brings up issues of privacy and security. Your staff policies should proactively address these so employees understand expectations when it comes to packages circulating through your office.

Your front desk staff or mail room staff also need to have a clear understanding of how to handle potential problems or violations of your official delivery policies.

Start by solidifying a “Mail and Delivery Policy” that summarizes all of your employees’ responsibilities when it comes to handling the mail that comes into the office. Here’s a guideline of what should be included … (click to read more)