Pak Mail Anderson Mill
13359 North Hwy 183, Ste. 406
Austin, TX 78750
Tel: 512-249-SHIP (7447)
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Quick Tips for Holiday Shipping

December 9th, 2015 by

The Christmas season is upon us.  Where did the year go?  Pak Mail offers secure packing services and shipping — UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS.  You do the shopping and gift wrapping… we’ll do the rest!  We’ll help you choose the most cost-effective method to ensure your Christmas holiday gifts arrive safely and on time.

Quick tips for shipping holiday gifts:

  • Keep all receipts for gifts purchased.Santa Package
  • Come prepared. Information includes:
    • Ship-to name, address, & phone number;
    • Contents of the package being shipped;
    • Which items are fragile;
    • Value of the item(s) being shipped; and
    • When you would like the package to arrive.
  • Ship as early as possible in the season.
  • Perfume, wine, and liquor cannot be shipped.
  • International & APO shipments require an itemized contents list for customs.
  • Shipping guarantees can be interrupted by inclement weather, so ship as early as possible to allow for possible delays.
  • There are no deliveries on Christmas Day.

Shipping holiday gifts is simple and easy at Pak Mail Anderson Mill!


Start Planning Your Holiday Shipping

November 30th, 2015 by

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Don’t forget to get an early start on shipping. Avoid weather delays and last minute rushes by shipping early this holiday season.
If you have any packages going to an APO or FPO address, you should really get them sent this week to be sure they’re in time for Christmas.
And don’t forget to let us pack your fragile and/or expensive items to ensure they arrive at their destinations safely.  We’re here to help!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25th, 2015 by

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From our place to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!

We will be closed on Thanksgiving to spend time with our families, but will be back to serve you on Friday at 9:00 AM.  Enjoy your day – and try not to eat too much.  Just set your scales back 10 lbs. before you go to bed tonight!

We are thankful for each and every one of you who have made our success over the last 12+ years.  We raise a toast to YOU!


Black Friday

November 24th, 2015 by

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For many, Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season. This pseudo-holiday, which falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, sees brick-and-mortar and online retailers alike offering limited deals on all manner of items. Many flock to stores in an effort to not just buy discounted 50” televisions, but to get a jump on the holiday madness. Purchasing items almost a month before the holidays should allow for plenty of time to have your items properly wrapped, packaged, and shipped to your loved ones throughout the country (and world!), right?

Well, yes and no. Consider the following statistics:

According to USA Today, FedEx is predicting a 12.4% increase in shipping volume between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, with surges taking place on the first two Mondays in December. Conversely, CNN Money reports that UPS is expecting a 10% increase in shipping volume between Black Friday and New Year’s, with an estimated 630 million packages being shipped this season. Despite a relatively smooth 2014, these two major shipping companies don’t want a repeat of 2013, a particularly disastrous shipping season that saw the two shipping giants being pelted with lumps of coal (figuratively speaking, of course) by consumers over shipments that didn’t make it home in time for Christmas.

The advent of Cyber Monday, online retailers’ version of Black Friday, has done little to ease the holiday shipping madness. Since 2006, spending on Cyber Monday has grown from $610 million to a mind-blowing $2.68 billion. That’s a 340% increase in less than ten years, and with many retailers offering online details upwards of a week before Cyber Monday, 2015 is shaping up to beat 2014’s record.

Despite these numbers, this still doesn’t stop people from procrastinating, resulting in a flood of last-minute deliveries. Despite an increase in seasonal help – FedEx is looking to hire 55,000 seasonal workers, compared to UPS’s 95,000 – even the promise of two-day or overnight delivery should be taken with a grain of salt. Add in the potential for inclement weather and the difficulty in anticipating actual volume, shipping during the holidays will always be, for lack of a better term, a crapshoot.

The numbers don’t lie, so to avoid the holiday headache, you need to shop early and ship early.

1.  Plan out your shopping schedule to finish by a certain date that coincides with the earliest suggested shipping date of every major carrier available. For ground shipments, this is approximately two weeks before Christmas. This year, that means Friday, December 11th, 2015.  For shipments within Texas, you have a little more time, but to be safe, get those gifts shipped off by Tuesday, December 15th.

2.  Visit Pak Mail Anderson Mill and speak to a shipping expert to help select the best carrier based on the size, weight, and volume of packages you’re sending.

3.  Pack your items carefully and securely to ensure they arrive safely and damage-free.  If you do it yourself, you want to be sure to have the smallest box possible that still provides adequate cushioning to protect your treasures from the rigors of the shipping system. Remember – boxes are not handled gently by UPS, FedEx, or USPS.

To make things easiest and safest at this busy time of year, let Pak Mail’s experts can help with packing, custom crating, and shipping solutions for large, heavy, awkward, or fragile items.

Questions? Just stop by or give us a call. We’re always happy to help!


Veterans – Thank You!

November 11th, 2015 by

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Show your Military ID today and get 15% OFF UPS, FedEx, or DHL shipping as our way of saying thank you for your service!


Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2014 by

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We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our faithful and loyal customers for making 2014 another successful year here at Pak Mail Anderson Mill.  Without you, we wouldn’t exist!

We’ll be closing New Year’s Eve about 1:00 PM and will be closed all day on New Year’ Day.  After resting up we’ll be back to serve you in 2015 at 9:00 AM on Friday, January 2.

Enjoy the holiday – we’ll see you next year!


Now what?

December 29th, 2014 by

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Christmas has come and gone, but how do your family members get their presents home with them?  Or maybe you forgot about someone you needed to send gifts?  Or maybe some of your family is just forgetful and left their “stuff” at your house when they went home.

Now what?

Bring all that to Pak Mail Anderson Mill and we’ll pack it up, get it on its way, and get it off your to-do list so you can enjoy some time before you have to go back to work.  Just come on by and let us take the post-holiday shipping hassles off your shoulders!


What Christmas Looks Like In The Shipping Business

December 22nd, 2014 by

Thought you might like to see what Christmas looks like in the shipping business.  This is a picture of the FedEx Memphis hub on December 11, 2014.

FedEx Memphis Hub 12-11-14We hope you have a happy and blessed Christmas!


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

December 8th, 2014 by

Well, it’s that time again.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us.  We know how busy you are this time of year so we like to make things a little easier.  Beginning today, December 8 through Tuesday, December 23 we will be open extended hours to help give you more time to check things off your to-do list.

For those days we will be open Monday – Friday 9:00 – 7:00, Saturday 9:00 – 5:00, and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00.

And don’t worry about finding the right sized boxes.  We’ll pack up all those Christmas treasures for you and ensure nothing gets broken.

Don’t forget, the earlier you ship, the greater your chances of having your packages arrive on time without resorting to shipping via air.

And also remember, we don’t just pack and ship small packages.  We do large freight, too.  Take a look at the beauties we’ll be shipping out today:

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2014 by

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our wonderful customers. We give heartfelt thanks for you because we know that without you, we wouldn’t still be in business after 11+ years.

Please enjoy your holiday! We’ll be closed for the day, but will be open regular hours on Friday and Saturday to serve you.




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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