Technological advancements in the shipping industry have brought about changes in the way goods are transported. One such development is in the sending of packages.
Currently, numerous companies offer services that allow for the anonymous sending of packages. The reason being, there is an influx in the number of people seeking online anonymity. Shipping under a pseudonym is common with online shoppers. The main aim of sending anonymous packages is to protect a shopper’s personal information and physical address.
In this article, we are going to look at the various things shoppers should know before sending anonymous packages.
Let’s delve into specifics.
Data is expunged after delivery
To stay true to their promises, anonymous shipping companies fully expunge client data immediately after the parcel is received. This means that the companies get rid of data through blockchain technology.
Anonymous shipping is not illegal
As earlier stated, anonymous shipping is sending packages under a nickname. Some people would assume doing this is going against the law. On the contrary, no specific government rule forbids the use of pseudonyms when shipping goods, as long as none of the goods are fraudulent.
Anonymous shipping ensures data security
Using an alias online is one of the best ways to ensure the security of your data and other sensitive information. Doing so minimizes the risk of hackers, identity thieves, and other unscrupulous individuals intercepting vital information from online shoppers.
Anonymous shipping discourages the use of credit cards
Do not get this wrong. Credit card payments are not declined, they are only discouraged. Credit cards contain sensitive information that unscrupulous tech-savvy individuals can intercept. Unless it is necessary or it is the only available payment method, shoppers are encouraged to use cash, cryptocurrencies, prepaid visas, and payment ‘middle-men’ companies like PayPal to make payments.
Anonymous shipping has exceptions
Unless a shopper has a locker or a special retail location for drop-offs, a surname might be required.
Sometimes, a consumer might offer a nickname and only the name /number of the street they reside in. If the individual lives in a building with several houses, achieving a successful delivery might be a problem.
If offering a surname compromises your quest for online anonymity, there are a few steps that allow for a successful delivery. The process involves the following:
- Picking a shipping company that offers anonymous shipping
- Creating an account with them using a pseudonym. E-mail addresses are a requirement.
- Choosing a locker where shipments will be delivered. Shoppers can also use other locations of their choice
- Paying for the locker. If the delivery location is one of the client’s choosing, payment for in-store pickup is made.
After fully undertaking the above processes, a consumer can easily track their shipments on third-party shipping applications. The best thing is that, in case of suspicions, the client can request to have signatures for confirmation from the shipper.
It is unfair to assume that people who request for shipping anonymity engage in fraudulent activities. Some people are just careful online or need a little privacy.