It's time to order presents in and probably send packages out. To me, a crucial question is: What's the best shipping company? Who treats my stuff better while in transit? Popular Mechanics made a scientific test. Here's the result.
They sent a package around the United States for a while, making stops in different offices, which took the readings stored in the minilab inside the package. That minilab measured the number of times the package was flipped, the acceleration force (2g for a moderate jostle, 6g for a 2.5-foot drop) and temperature variations.