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Another Reason For A Private Mailbox From Pak Mail

May 27th, 2014 by

With a private mailbox at Pak Mail Anderson Mill, you won’t have to worry about the security of your mail or packages.  Protect yourself from identity theft.

From Fox News on May 22, 2014:

House committee approves bill that would end door-to-door mail for 15 million people

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A House committee has approved a proposal that would end door-to-door mail delivery for millions of Americans in favor of communal or curbside boxes.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the measure on an 18-13 party-line vote Wednesday. The bill would direct the U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 million addresses over the next decade to the less costly, but also less convenient delivery method.

Democrats objected to the plan, and efforts in recent years to win its adoption have failed.

“I think it’s a lousy idea,” Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., told the Associated Press. Other lawmakers said it wouldn’t work in urban areas where there’s no place on city streets to put banks of “cluster boxes” with separate compartments for each address. People with disabilities who have difficulty leaving their homes could get waivers, and people who still want delivery to their door could pay extra for it — something Lynch derided as “a delivery tax.”

The committee’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., acknowledged that the measure is far from the comprehensive overhaul most officials agree is needed to solve the postal service’s financial problems, but said it “provides an interim opportunity to achieve some significant cost savings.”

Converting to communal or curbside delivery would save $2 billion annually, Issa said, quoting from estimates that door delivery costs $380 annually per address compared with $240 for curbside and $170 for centralized methods. He said less than 1 percent of all addresses nationwide would undergo a delivery change annually and that communal boxes offer a safe, locked location for packages, doing away with the need for carriers to leave packages on porches, making them subject to theft and bad weather.

The Postal Service reported a $1.9 billion loss for the first three months this year despite continued cost-cutting, a 2.3 percent rise in operating revenue and increased employee productivity. Package business has risen but the service continues to struggle with inflationary cost increases and a continued decline in first-class mailing as people move to the Internet for letter writing and bill paying.

Postal officials have asked repeatedly for comprehensive legislation giving them more control over personnel and benefit costs and more flexibility in pricing and products. Though various legislative proposals have been advanced, Congress has not been able to agree on a bill with broad changes.

“Lawmakers should fix what they broke, not break what’s working,” National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando said, referring to a 2006 law that requires the Postal Service to prefund its retiree health benefits. Meeting that requirement accounts for the bulk of the postal service’s red ink. He said the Oversight Committee’s bill is “irresponsible … bad for the American public, bad for businesses, bad for the economy and bad for the U.S. Postal Service.”

The Postal Service has been moving to more centralized delivery for some new addresses but hasn’t done much to convert existing addresses, Issa said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Memorial Day

May 23rd, 2014 by

Memorial Day

In order to celebrate Memorial Day with our families we will be closed Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26.  We’ll be back to serve you at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 27.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Be sure to thank a soldier – and don’t forget that we’re a drop off location for Cell Phones for Soldiers.


Why you need the pros…

May 9th, 2014 by

…at Pak Mail to figure out the best way to pack and ship your items.

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It’s a ways out yet, but FedEx has announced a significant change in how they determine the price of a Ground shipment.  You can read the details here, but the bottom line is that lightweight packages in big boxes will be going up in price by quite a bit.  And you can bet UPS will follow suit.

So, come to the experts at Pak Mail Anderson Mill and we’ll make sure to pack your items in the smallest size box that provides adequate protection to keep it safe.  We’re here to take care of all your logistics needs in the most cost effective way possible!


Great Mother’s Day Idea!

May 2nd, 2014 by

Here’s a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift we just shipped out today:

Mothers Day Scrabble

Don’t forget Mom on May 11.  We’ll make sure your gifts get to her safely and on time!




Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Anderson Mill is a full service packing and shipping store as well as a custom crating and freight shipping company. We are located in Austin and proudly serve Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Pflugervlle, and all surrounding areas. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 512-249-SHIP (7447).

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