Pak Mail Anderson Mill
13359 North Hwy 183, Ste. 406
Austin, TX 78750
Tel: 512-249-SHIP (7447)
1-512-249-SHIP (7447)
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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Time Is Running Out!

December 14th, 2017 by


Come on down to Pak Mail Anderson Mill to get those Christmas gifts on their way to your friends and family.  This weekend is the last safe time for ground shipping to get there in time!

2017 Gift Packing and Shipping Tips

December 1st, 2017 by

December has three full weeks before the Christmas holiday. Chanukah begins in the middle of the second week. Pak Mail Anderson Mill recommends shipping gifts early in the month to ensure on-time holiday delivery by Friday, December 22 (Christmas is on a Monday this year, so there won’t be Christmas Eve deliveries!).

The carriers (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL) post holiday schedules. The following cut-off dates are based on these schedules and our holiday shipping experience. Pak Mail includes additional time for potential delays due to inclement weather and increased package volume.


  • Ship Chanukah gifts this week.
  • Ship international gifts DHL/FedEx this week (recipient is responsible for duties and taxes).
  • Ship APO/FPO/DPO packages USPS Priority Mail by Friday, December 8.
  • Ship APO/FPO/DPO letters/cards USPS First Class by Friday, December 8.


  • Ship to Hawaii/Alaska UPS/FedEx Ground or Priority Mail by Wednesday, December 13.
  • Ship to US Lower-48 UPS/FedEx Ground or Priority Mail by Thursday, December 14 (to Maine/northern New England, Pacific NW), or Friday, December 15.


  • Ship to US Lower-48 UPS/FedEx 3-day on Monday, December 18.
  • Ship to Hawaii/Alaska UPS/FedEx 2-day/overnight on Monday, December 18.
  • Ship to US Lower-48 UPS/FedEx 2-day on Tuesday, December 19.
  • Ship to US Lower-48 UPS/FedEx overnight on Wednesday, December 20.

Before your trip to Pak Mail – especially if it’s part of your “honey do” list – be prepared with the following shipping information:

  • Address and phone number of the recipient (must be a physical address for UPS, FedEx, and DHL).
  • Contents of the package (if already packed and sealed). Save time and let Pak Mail pack for you.
  • Value of the items.
  • When you would like the package to arrive.

You will be asked if the package is safe to leave on the porch. Due to reports of porch theft this time of year, we recommend a delivery signature on most packages. We can also ship to the recipient’s work address.

Merry Christmas!

14 Years!

June 6th, 2017 by

It’s hard to believe, but today has been 14 years since we first opened our doors to serve the Austin community.  Over the years we’ve served thousands of you and we appreciate every one of our loyal customers.  We’ve shipped an untold number of your treasures all over the world, safely and on time.

No business can survive without customers, especially not for 14 years.  So thank you for your continued business and trust over the years.  It means a lot to us that you trust us with those family heirlooms, important documents, furniture, equipment, artwork, etc.

We promise to continue to do our best to keep earning that trust and loyalty!

Thanks again,

The Staff at Pak Mail Anderson Mill

Set a New Table this Holiday; Check Out Amish Furniture of Austin

December 12th, 2016 by

When getting together with friends and family this holiday season, many picture sitting around a large table in comfy chairs, reminiscing about all the great memories of the last year.  Or even waking up on a cold, snowy morning, opening up the wooden dresser to throw on a sweater before venturing outside to take in the natural beauty of a snowfall in December.  There’s just something about the smell of hickory or maple wood furniture to set the festive mood.

Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for a new wooden kitchen table or TV stand.  Consider giving Amish Furniture of Austin a try.  With a showroom located on Highway 183 in NW Austin, Amish Furniture of Austin is family-owned and operated and offers American-made home furnishings from over 150 Amish Craftsman Workshops across the country.  Their collection includes dining room tables, rocking chairs, dressers, bedframes, desks, cribs, and more.  They also offer a variety of wood species including cherry, hickory, maple, oak, and walnut.  You can even choose from over 19 different stain colors. Moreover, you know you’re getting a brand new piece because each piece of furniture isn’t crafted until you order it.

Maybe you’re shopping for a loved one who lives a thousand miles away. You can simply purchase your item and once it’s ready, bring it over to the Pak Mail Anderson Mill, conveniently located in the same shopping center as Amish Furniture of Austin. Pak Mail can expertly pack or crate and ship your item to its destination.  No matter the size, the professionals at Pak Mail can handle it.

With 88% of the private companies in the U.S. employing 19 or fewer employees (Source: U.S. SBA), we at Pak Mail believe local businesses are vital to the health of the U.S. economy.  Therefore, Pak Mail is pleased to have Amish Furniture of Austin as our Featured Local Neighborhood Business and encourages residents to buy from local businesses.


Holiday Shipping Hours

December 6th, 2016 by

We have extended our store hours to better serve you this holiday season:

extended-hoursHave a great holiday season!

Flag Day Is This Sunday, June 14

June 11th, 2015 by

Free-Download-Happy-Flag-Day-Images-1The History Of Flag Day

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.

On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.

Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as ‘Flag Day’, and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.

Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.

In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children’s celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.

Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: “I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself.”

Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day – the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 – was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson’s proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

So raise a flag this Sunday and join us in celebrating our great country!

Halloween Fun Facts and Safety Tips

October 28th, 2014 by

Did you know that over $2 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year?  Or how about $330 million on just pet costumes?

We know that Halloween is one of children’s favorite holidays.  The chance to dress up in a costume and fill bags with candy is a sure way to excite any youngster.  (Plus, the fact that the average trick-or-treater consumes the equivalent of 220 packets of sugar on this holiday doesn’t hurt either.) For parents, though, the night can be a little stressful as you worry about your kids’ safety.

With that in mind, we have compiled an infographic with 31 interesting statistics and facts associated with Halloween along with a brief list of safety tips.  We encourage you to take a look at it just in case there is a tip or two that will help you avoid any potential accidents or danger.

The full list can be found below.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Infographic

Safety Tips


  • Make sure your children take flashlights so they can avoid tripping over obstacles on the sidewalk or in yards.  Flashlights and glow sticks will also help your children be seen by motorists.
  • If you allow your older kids to go out without your supervision, make sure they go out in a group.  Don’t ever allow your kids to go out alone or even in pairs; make sure they go out with at least 3-4 other kids.
  • Map out their route so you know where they will be and when they should be home.
  • Tell your kids to only stop at familiar homes where you know the residents and where the outside lights are on.
  • Instruct your kids to WALK from house to house and NEVER run.
  • Make sure your kids know to never enter anyone’s home, to never accept rides from strangers, and to never take shortcuts through yards or other dimly lit areas.


  • Costumes should be light enough to be clearly visible to motorists.  You may even want to add reflective tape to both your child’s costume and bag.
  • Make sure your child’s costume is labeled flame-resistant.
  • Costumes should be short to prevent trips and falls.
  • Try cosmetic face paint rather than a mask.   Masks, especially on children, may not fit properly and can obstruct vision.
  • Be sure to remove all face paint that night to prevent skin irritation.


  • Don’t allow your child to eat any candy before you have a chance to inspect it for choking hazards or tampering.
  • Only permit your child to eat candy that is unopened in its original wrapper.  Any homemade or unwrapped candy should be discarded.
  • A good way to prevent your kids from eating any candy before they get home is to make sure you give them a meal or snack right before they go out.
  • Above all else, limit the amount of candy your child eats after they get home or you will be dealing with one big stomachache.


  • Use additional caution when driving a vehicle.   Lookout for children who might run into traffic from behind parked cars or other obstacles.
  • Turn on your porch and any other exterior lights to welcome trick-or-treaters to your home.
  • Remove any obstacles from your lawns, steps or porches that could be a tripping hazard for children or adults.
  • Keep all jack-o’-lanterns from doorsteps or steps where a child could brush by the flame with their costume.
  • If you keep your jack-o’-lantern inside, place it on a sturdy table away from curtains or other ignitable decorations and out of reach from children and pets.

Birthday Trivia – June 19th Edition

June 19th, 2014 by


This month marks the 11th birthday of our store, but on an even more auspicious note, our owner, Joel, turns the big 6-0 TODAY!  Three score.  Six decades.  Geez, but he’s old!

So, let’s take a look at 1954.  Here’s your final chance to win – and it’s a big one.  If you get the right answer, you win!

Here’s today’s question:

Which movie won the Best Picture Academy Award for 1954?

Give us the correct answer and since today is the 19th, you get 19% off your FedEx, UPS, LSO, or DHL shipping (sorry no USPS).


Since Joel wants to be half his age and also in honor of Pak Mail’s 30th anniversary, if you wish him a happy birthday today, we’ll increase the shipping discount above to 30% off!

Birthday Trivia – June 18th Edition

June 18th, 2014 by


This month marks the 11th birthday of our store, but on an even more auspicious note, our owner, Joel, turns the big 6-0 on June 19!  Three score.  Six decades.  Geez, but he’s old!

So, let’s take a look at 1954.  We will periodically be posting some trivia questions here.  If you get the right answer, you win!

Here’s today’s question:

Who won the Best Actress Academy Award in 1954?

Give us the correct answer and since today is the 18th, you get 18% off your FedEx, UPS, LSO, or DHL shipping (sorry no USPS).

Birthday Trivia – June 17th Edition

June 17th, 2014 by


This month marks the 11th birthday of our store, but on an even more auspicious note, our owner, Joel, turns the big 6-0 on June 19!  Three score.  Six decades.  Geez, but he’s old!

So, let’s take a look at 1954.  We will periodically be posting some trivia questions here.  If you get the right answer, you win!

Here’s today’s question:

Which movie won the 1954 Best Actor Academy Award?

Give us the correct answer and since today is the 17th, you get 17% off your FedEx, UPS, LSO, or DHL shipping (sorry no USPS).

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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