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Protecting the holiday packages you order online

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The National Retail Federation predicts $105 billion in holiday sales online alone this year.

The United States Postal Service and other shipping companies are encouraging package safety to protect your holiday gifts.

Sindi Henley, with Greensboro Pack-N-Post, said that last year there were three packages reported stolen from the doorstep of her customers.

“It’s really getting worse, unfortunately; there are people that will drive around and look for packages on people's porches,” Henley said. “There is a signature guarantee you can have on any package but the problem with that if the persons not home, they won’t deliver it.”

If you or a neighbor will not be home to sign for an expedited package, have the package shipped directly to your workplace or to a mail center close to the recipient so they can pick up the package at their leisure.

Postal or package insurance is recommended on items that are worth $100 or more.