Kids all across the area are heading back to school this week. Be sure to be extra careful when driving. Watch out for these precious youngsters!
And don’t forget – it’s illegal to pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing and be sure to obey the speed limit in school zones. Last, but not least, cell phone use in a school zone is prohibited in the City of Austin. Not only is it dangerous, but it’s a $250 fine!
And finally, for all you parents out there – enjoy your freedom! At least until about 3:00 PM when the kids get home. 🙂
Isn’t that an interesting picture? This is a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) apparatus that is used to reduce liquids into individual molecules for physics and chemistry experiments. We custom crated it with special heat treated wood because it is being shipped to a university in Germany and raw wood cannot leave North America due to some insect issues. We also had two pallets of electronics and pumps that went along with this shipment. Total value for this very delicate and fragile equipment was $160,000!
Today we packed and shipped $3500 worth of original artwork to New York and next week we’ll be palletizing and shipping about 1200 lbs. of jewelry making equipment and supplies to Barbados via ocean container.
Of course, we still do important things like shipping care packages off to camp! For a view of other interesting things we’ve packed and shipped over the last ten years, just click here.
So, what do YOU have to ship today? We can handle it for you!!
It’s hard to believe, but next week, on June 6, it will be ten years since we first opened our doors to serve your logistics and business services needs!
That’s quite a milestone in these economic times, but we have only been able to accomplish it because of YOU, our faithful customers. We so appreciate your confidence in allowing us to ensure your treasures arrive at their intended destination safely and on time.
It’s been a fun time for us, as well. We never know what’s coming in the door to challenge our packing and shipping skills. Take a look here to see some of the more unusual items we’ve packed and shipped over the last ten years.
As a token of our appreciation for your patronage over the years, stop by any time during the month of June, wish us a happy birthday, and get 15% off your shipping or 10% off your entire ticket, whichever works best for you. (Sorry, USPS products and services are not included.) As an added bonus, scan your Belly Card (or, if you don’t have one, sign up for our rewards program when you come in) and we’ll give you double points the whole month of June!
Pak Mail announces it was ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs.
Pak Mail honors military veterans by offering service members a 50% discount off the franchise fee, allowing veterans to use their background and training to launch a new civilian career.
“One in four returning service members indicate interest in owning their own business,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs. “Franchises are a perfect fit for service members, who bring unparalleled operational skill sets and work ethic but are often unclear how to start a business.”
Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise® places Pak Mail in an elite group and is testimony to their commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.”
The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts. The survey results list were independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
Pak Mail Anderson Mill is committed to helping the environment all year round. Here are some examples:
As a member of the Plastic Loose Fill Council, we are a drop off point for all those plastic peanuts you get when you order something. We will reuse them and keep them out of the landfill.
We use biodegradeable bubble wrap. Our bubble wrap does a great job of protecting your fragile items, but after 30 days in the landfill it turns to water! Pretty neat, huh?
Another example. is our participation in the Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign. Bring us your old cell phones and we’ll send them in to be recycled. The proceeds from this buys 60 minute phone cards for our military personnel overseas. We include a free card in every package we send to an APO/FPO address. That way our brave men and women don’t have to pay for their own calls home to their loved ones.
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).