Pak Mail Anderson Mill
13359 North Hwy 183, Ste. 406
Austin, TX 78750
Tel: 512-249-SHIP (7447)
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Birthday Trivia – June 14th Edition

June 14th, 2014 by

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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 1954 NFL Championship (Joel’s so old, the Super Bowl hadn’e even been invented yet!)?

Give us the correct answer and since today is the 14th, you get 14% off your FedEx, UPS, LSO, or DHL shipping (sorry no USPS).

Birthday Trivia – June 13 Edition

June 13th, 2014 by

birthday-cake

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 1954 World Series?

Give us the correct answer and since today is the 13th, you get 13% off your FedEx, UPS, LSO, or DHL shipping (sorry no USPS).

Birthday Trivia

June 12th, 2014 by

birthday-cake

This month marks the 11th birthday of our store, but on an even more auspicious note, our owner, Joel, turns the big 6-0!  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!

We’ll make the first question an easy one:  Who was President of the United States in June 1954?  The first person who come in the store today with the correct answer wins a free book of stamps.

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

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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!

Pak Mail Anderson Mill Wins Prestigious Award

April 10th, 2014 by

Pak Mail Anderson Mill Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Pak Mail Anderson Mill has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“We strive to provide the best product and the best service at a reasonable price to the customers in our area,” said Joel Altsman, owner of Pak Mail Anderson Mill.  “It’s an honor to be recognized as among the best by an organization as prestigious as Angie’s List.”

“Only about 5 percent of the companies Pak Mail Anderson Mill competes with in Austin are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

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Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.

Pak Mail Anderson Mill, opened in 2003, is part of a 400 store franchise operating in the U.S., Japan, and Mexico.  Pak Mail offers the best in packing, shipping, crating, and freighting services.

There’s An App For That!!

April 2nd, 2014 by

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Announcing the brand new Pak Mail app for both iPhone and Android!

Track packages, contact us, get estimates, and more.  Download today and get started!

Scan for iPhone:

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Scan for Android:

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And The Winner Is…

February 25th, 2014 by
Joel Altsman and Pak Mail Anderson Mill win the coveted MVP award.

Joel Altsman and Pak Mail Anderson Mill win the coveted MVP award.

We had our Pak Mail Convention last week in Atlanta.  It was a great time of meeting new people, reconnecting with old friends, absorbing fantastic content, and interacting with important vendors.

Each Convention has a time of handing out awards.  I was totally blown away with an award I won.  It’s the Pak Mail’s MVP award.  The big deal is that it’s sanctioned by the International Franchise Association (IFA) as their Distinguished Achievement Award “in recognition of outstanding individual performance and for contributions that have enhanced franchising’s distinguished place in a free economy.”

As one of franchising’s highest awards, it’s also known as the “Frannie” and can only be won once.  What an honor it was to be recognized for our commitment to providing the best customer experience in the packing and shipping business.

Here’s a picture of me (center) receiving the award from Pak Mail CEO Alex Zai and COO Angela Gomez:



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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