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Austin, TX 78750
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Heads Up For The Holidays!

June 20th, 2017 by

It’s never too early to plan for the holidays.  Check out this article from Reuters News Service.  Shipping early in December will help you avoid these extra surcharges.

By Nick Carey

DETROIT, June 19 (Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday it will levy surcharges on U.S. residential packages during its crucial peak holiday season this year as it seeks to combat the spiraling costs of delivering e-commerce packages.

Like its main rival FedEx Corp, UPS has struggled with the expense of “the last mile” associated with delivering to residential addresses. The cost per package to businesses is typically lower because they receive more deliveries.

Atlanta-based UPS, the world’s largest shipping company, said residential packages, large packages and those exceeding system weight limits would face surcharges of up to 97 cents for two-day air services to residential addresses from Dec. 17-23.

A 27 cent surcharge per package will apply to UPS’ ground service from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 and between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23.

“We’re focused on helping our customers achieve success during some of their most important selling seasons,” Alan Gershenhorn, UPS’ chief commercial officer, said in a statement.

UPS’s average daily volume exceeded 30 million packages on some days during its 2016 peak holiday season, far above its normal daily average of more than 19 million packages.

To meet that demand, UPS said it “acquires on a temporary basis and often at shorter-term premium rates, additional air and truck cargo capacity, temporary facilities, and additional sorting and delivery personnel.”

UPS has worked closely with retailers to manage the peak season surge since struggling to do so in 2013 and 2014.

Both UPS and FedEx have spent billions of dollars in upgrading their networks to handle rapidly rising e-commerce package volumes, leaving investors chafing over the expense.

It is unclear whether Memphis-based FedEx, which is due to report quarterly results after the close of trading on Tuesday, plans to adopt a similar peak season surcharge policy.

Cutting delivery costs is a key priority in the e-commerce sector and was, according to industry experts, one of the reasons for Amazon Inc’s announcement last week that it was buying Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion.

UPS shares were down 6 cents at $110.53 in late morning trading on Monday. FedEx was down 74 cents at $209.76 a share. (Additional reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Edited by Martina D’Couto and Paul Simao)


Moving Home For The Summer?

May 16th, 2017 by

Finals are almost here and then it will be time to head home for the summer.  You’ve spent the school year accumulating all kinds of “stuff”.  Let the pros at Pak Mail Anderson Mill handle getting all those treasures back home for you in great condition.  We can even send it all back to you for the Fall semester!

Stop by today!


It’s Not Too Late!

December 15th, 2016 by

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It’s not too late to get those treasured gifts to your loved ones.  Stop by Pak Mail Anderson Mill and let us take care of all your packing and shipping needs.  One more thing to check off that to-do list – we make it easy for you!


Avoid Holiday Package Theft!

November 29th, 2016 by

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The holiday season is upon us and while most of us shop at the mall or online, some people shop on your front porch!

This happens all year round, but it’s more prevalent this time of year.  Package thieves prowl behind the UPS and FedEx trucks and then grab the package off your porch.  These people will definitely be getting coal in their stockings from Santa, but there are some things you can do to prevent theft:

  1. Have whoever is shipping to you require a signature.  If you’re not home the courier will leave a note on your door with a phone number you can call to arrange delivery.  Be aware, though, after three unsuccessful attempts to deliver the carrier will return the package to the sender so be sure to follow through on the notice.
  2. If your employer will allow, have your packages sent to your work address.  Someone will be there, they’ll sign for it, and you won’t have to worry about theft.
  3. Technology – There are all sorts of tech solutions with cameras, doorbells that send video to your phone, etc.  These are hot items this year.  The downside is that they really won’t prevent the theft – but you’ll have a picture of the bad guy and if his face isn’t obscured with a hat the police will have something to work with.
  4. Rent a private mailbox from Pak Mail Anderson Mill.  We will sign for your packages and send you an e-mail when they arrive so you’ll always know where they are.  If you can’t pick up right away, no problem.  We’ll hold on to the packages for you and our store is a secure location with a monitored alarm system.  In addition to packages, having all your mail come here also helps prevent identity theft so you get double protection!

Whatever your needs, we’re here to help.  Just let us know what we can do for you.

Have a great and stress free holiday season!


Holiday Shipping Reminders

November 25th, 2016 by

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Pak Mail Anderson Mill is your one stop location for all your holiday packing and shipping needs.

Here are some reminder deadlines to ensure your packages get to their destinations on time this holiday season:

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Also. don’t forget we can now ship wine!

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Happy First Day of Summer!

June 20th, 2016 by

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Welcome to summer!  Avoid the hassles at the airport, the exorbitant luggage fees from the airlines, and the additional hassle of getting all your stuff to your final destination from the airport.  Let us ship all your luggage, camping gear, etc. ahead and make life easy.  After all, you’re on vacation aren’t you?


Valentine’s Day Is Coming!

February 8th, 2016 by

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Can’t be with your loved one for Valentine’s Day?  Forget about candy and flowers – they only last a few days and then they’re gone.  Send your loved one something long lasting and meaningful (hey guys, jewelry always works and gals, most guys like getting tools!).  Let us pack up your treasures and ship them to your loved ones in time for the holiday.

And don’t forget care packages for the kids away at school or deployed in the military.

Stop by Pak Mail Anderson Mill and let us take care of the details for you.


Deadlines Are Upon Us

December 15th, 2015 by

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There are only 7 shipping days until Christmas!  Don’t spend more than you have to – come see us at Pak Mail Anderson Mill now!

Click on this link – to see your deadline options.

And don’t forget – we can pack those treasures for you.  That will save you time for more fun things and also ensure they arrive safely.


Skip The Lines – And the Surly Attitude!

December 14th, 2015 by

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It’s the busy time of year.  Why waste some of that precious time standing in a long line at the post office dealing with understaffed and surly employees?  Head on over to Pak Mail Anderson Mill where you’ll be greeted with a smile, taken care of by friendly people who care about getting things right for you, and finish up in a much faster time.

Unlike the post office, we’ll also pack your items for you so they don’t get broken in transit.  If mail is your best option, we’ll let you know, plus, we ship with UPS, FedEx, and DHL as well as the post office.  Here at Pak Mail you have choices.  We even throw in free Christmas music for your listening pleasure!

So stop on by today and cross that holiday packing and shipping off your list!!


Beware Of “Porch Pirates”

December 12th, 2015 by

Don’t let this happen to you!

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This is the time of year when gifts are flowing through the shipping systems and onto your porch.  With people sending gifts to farflung family members and ordering online for themselves there is a significant increase in packages being shipped.  And a concurrent increase in thefts.

Read about it here.

Keep your treasures safe.  Consider renting a mailbox from a store like Pak Mail Anderson Mill.  We will sign for your packages and keep them safe until you arrive to pick them up.  Another alternative, if your employer allows, is to ship to your workplace.  That way the packages aren’t on your porch.  And check with the people you’re sending to.  If we can ship your gifts to their workplace, you even save money as the carriers charge less for commercial deliveries than residential ones.

If none of these options work, considering shipping with a signature required.  There is a fee for this and if the recipient isn’t home they’ll have to arrange delivery, but it’s well worth it over the alternative, especially for expensive packages.

Stop by Pak Mail Anderson Mill and we’ll help you decide the best course of action!




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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