Pak Mail Colorado Springs
4419 Centennial Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tel: 719-593-1212
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Big or Small, There’s a Way to Ship It

April 9th, 2018 by

Weight and dimensions determine shipping methods

Pictures tell the story. Even though the packages in the first photo look “large,” they are actually small packages shipping FedEx Ground. They include a rug and some paintings from the Discover Goodwill online auction. The second and third represent freight shipping — from prepping to pickup by the carrier. The crate (barely visible near the door) in the third photo contains a bronze bird. The boxes on the floor are from an estate and the boxes on the pack table are a sentimental cradle. The three pallet shipments in the second photo are the cradle, the estate items, and a van conversion kit from Wayfarer Vans.

small package shipping

Small Packages Ready for FedEx Ground

Most Freight Ships on a Pallet

3 Pallets Ready for Freight Pickup

Pallet and Crate Shipping

3 Shipments: Two on Pallets; One in a Crate

 

 

Packing a Delicate Glass Chandelier for Shipping

March 27th, 2018 by

Shipping furniture and delicate glass items

A Pak Mail customer recently traveled to the Colorado Springs-Denver area to shop at our local household furnishings consignment shops. She came away with two tables, some paintings, and the glass chandelier pictured here. After packing the items and securing them to a custom pallet, the shipment left our store. It was delivered safely.

What is the best way to pack a solid glass chandelier? Suspended in a sturdy box or crate filled with packing peanuts, and strapped to a pallet for freight shipping. This method keeps all pressure off the delicate arms of the chandelier.

Chandelier being prepped for shipping

Delicate Green Glass Chandelier

 

Choose the Best Packing Materials for Fragile Items

March 13th, 2018 by

Not all packing peanuts offer equal protection

Pak Mail accepts clean packing supplies — packing peanuts, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, paper — for recycling. We recently received a small box of cornstarch peanuts. Since they break down with moisture, they are great for the environment. For the same reason, these peanuts are not so great for packing fragile china for small-package shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS. We mix our recycled cornstarch peanuts with foam peanuts to make sure items are protected throughout the shipping process. All items are bagged to prevent dissolving cornstarch peanuts from sticking to them.

Check out the picture of cornstarch peanuts. The ten on the left are still whole; the ten on the right started to dissolve from moisture and compact into tiny flat “rocks.” Any questions?

Cornstarch peanuts do not offer the best protection for fragile items.

Cornstarch peanuts dissolve with moisture.

 

 

Consumer Tip: Pak Mail Recycles Packing Materials

March 4th, 2018 by

Clean Styrofoam, peanuts, bubble wrap, packing paper

Pak Mail accepts and recycles clean packing materials — white Styrofoam, both molded and flat sheets, not food containers; packing peanuts; bubble wrap; and packing paper. Please separate by type of material and remove all packing tape.

We combine these recycled materials with new protective packaging products and corrugated boxes in our packing of fragile items for shipping.

Thanks!

 

 

Pak Mail Ships Freight Any Day of the Week

February 27th, 2018 by

Two pallets on Tuesday

Discover Goodwill online auction furniture to the left; US Air Force Academy footlocker to the right. Very diverse freight shipments today. Front lobby is empty and ready for more. What will come thru the front door next?

 

 

Pak Mail Packs and Ships for Online Auctions

February 24th, 2018 by

Discover Goodwill online auction items

Pak Mail is listed on the Colorado Springs Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado website for packing and shipping of larger auction items. Here’s a sampling of recent online winnings: bicycle, unicycle, oil painting, speakers, furniture, and a duvet cover. More to come!

We recommend that online auction shoppers request a quote before bidding.

auction items ready for packing and shipping

Discover Goodwill Online Auction Items

 

 

Custom-made Boxes and Crates

February 24th, 2018 by

Pak Mail builds custom corrugated boxes & wood crates

Mailbox customer looks at the large corrugated box being prepared for a grandfather clock and says, “Now that’s a big box!”

Another private mailbox renter comments on a very large (80″ tall) wood crate, “I don’t think that’s big enough!”

Our regular customers enjoy seeing our shipping challenges and express disappointment when the front lobby is empty. Luckily, that’s a rare occurrence. This week was a mix of Goodwill auction, estate (the clock), basketball tournament, USAFA, online returns, small business, and gift shipping. Some items ship as small packages with UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS; some require a pallet and ship with LTL freight carriers.

We never know what will come through the front door next! It keeps our regulars entertained.

wood crate

large custom wood crate

custom box

large custom corrugated box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pak Mail Is Open President’s Day

February 19th, 2018 by

UPS, FedEx, DHL and freight carriers are operating February 19

Pak Mail offers services with FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS postal, and large freight carriers.

President’s Day packing and shipping options:

  • Pak Mail is open President’s Day, February 19. UPS, FedEx, DHL and freight carriers are following normal hours for delivery and pickup.
  • The Post Office (USPS) is closed. There is no mail pickup or delivery at Pak Mail on President’s Day.

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Consumer Tip: Online Shopping Package Delivery

February 9th, 2018 by

Consumers shop online daily. Now Amazon is preparing to launch its own package delivery service. Whether a package is delivered by UPS, FedEx, USPS, or directly by Amazon, make sure it’s delivered to a secure location. Find out how by clicking here.

USPS delivers packages for Amazon

Amazon USPS package

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pak Mail Packs and Ships Auction Items

February 6th, 2018 by

Professional shipping services for Colorado Springs auctions

Auction items come in all shapes and sizes. They range from new to antique, non-fragile to extremely delicate, low value to high. Some of our regular auction sources — physical and online — are eBay, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western ColoradoGorman Auctions, Caring Transitions, and Keepsake Packrats. Pak Mail is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM).

arcade game boxed on pallet

Bubble Hockey Arcade Game box being placed on pallet

Pak Mail’s auction shipping services include pickup, appropriate packing and shipping, tracking, and declared value insurance. Small single items ship with UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS. Larger items — furniture, artwork, industrial equipment — are custom boxed or crated, palletized, and shipped LTL freight.

Avoid packing and shipping surprises and get a free quote from Pak Mail before bidding.

 

 

 

 

 



Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Colorado Springs is a full service shipping store located in Colorado Springs that specilaizes in custom packing, custom crating, and specialty freight shipping. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 719-593-1212.

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