The emergence of the internet has revolutionized our way of life. It has quickly seeped into every sector of the economy, including the shipping industry.
Currently, there is an influx of people engaging in online shopping. This has been accelerated further by the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has forced people to go on self or mandatory quarantine.
Online shopping has numerous advantages. It has eliminated the need to stand in long queues at the mall. With just a tap of a button, goods can be purchased and shipped to your destination.
One of the major concerns of online shoppers is safety. There are various strategies to use when you want to remain safe online and anonymous shipping is one of them.
Why opt for anonymous shipping?
Anonymous shipping is where shipping companies allow shoppers to use an alias/nickname when ordering goods online.
We live in a globalized era where there is a need to keep your personal details safe.
Below, are some of the advantages of using aliases when shipping goods online.
Protects your identity
Some people are generally private. They do not want irrelevant people to get hold of their personal information, even if they are not doing anything illegal or questionable.
Take the example of a celebrity. Globally recognized celebrities spend the better part of their lives running away from paparazzi. All they need is peace of mind and a chance to protect their sensitive information, which in this case, anonymous shipping offers.
As earlier stated, the internet has changed our lives for the better in more ways than one. On the flip side, it has led to the emergence of hackers.
Hackers hover on the internet looking for a chance to intercept people’s sensitive information. This information is used for financial gain or to perform other unscrupulous activities. Take an example where personal data is intercepted and used to post adult stuff on various social media platforms.
By embracing anonymous shipping, your data remains safe from hackers. Furthermore, anonymous shipping companies expunge all client data after the package is received.
Prevents identity theft
Identity theft is one of the most notorious problems in online shopping. Here, unscrupulous individuals intercept a shopper’s credit card information and use it to make personal financial transactions.
With a pseudonym, it becomes pretty hard to get enough information to perform such unauthorized transactions.
Prevents online harassment
If you are tech-savvy you have heard of the term cyber-bullying or, in other words, online harassment.
We are all prone to online harassment. However, most affected people are the rich and famous, as well as, those in authoritative positions. Some of the types of online harassment they might face include doxing, (where hackers release personal information online), swatting, and unfortunately, revenge porn.
By embracing anonymous shipping, these individuals decrease their chances of online harassment.
The bottom line is, having an alias while shipping online protects your identity as well as sensitive information. Furthermore, using a pseudonym to send packages is not illegal.