Pak Mail Colorado Springs
4419 Centennial Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Tel: 719-593-1212
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Veterans Day November 12 Hours of Operation

November 8th, 2018 by

Pak Mail is open 9 am to 6 pm on Monday

We honor our Veterans and active military. Since only the US Post Office is closed and other carriers — UPS, FedEx and DHL — are open, Pak Mail is open for business as usual on Monday, November 12.

Thank you!

Pak Mail – 4419 Centennial Blvd

Amazon Returns QR Code

October 23rd, 2018 by

Print the Amazon return label

If you’re feeling bullied by Amazon, you’re not alone. Returns to this online giant should be easy. The Amazon Returns QR Code excludes UPS Authorized Shipping Outlets like Pak Mail. It forces us to send our customers on an inconvenient journey to The UPS Store.

There is a way around this craziness. Log into your Amazon account and cancel the return using the QR Code. Go back and request the return with a UPS label. Either print the label and tape it to your box for drop off at Pak Mail, or email the label to Pak Mail and we will adhere it to the box for you.

 

Choose a printed UPS label not a QR code.

(Credit: ShipItPella — Thanks!)

Pak Mail Is OPEN on Columbus Day

October 6th, 2018 by

Monday, October 8, the US Post Office is closed for Columbus Day. All other carriers are open — UPS, FedEx, DHL.

Pak Mail is open! What do you need to ship this week?

Most Freight Ships on a Pallet

3 Pallets Ready for Freight Pickup

Crating and Shipping Stone Sculptures

September 12th, 2018 by

A stone sculpture requires a heavy crate

We built a sturdy wooden crate for this 400-pound Colorado Marble cougar sculpture from John Kessler. Total shipping weight of 500 pounds meant it shipped to Florida with a freight carrier.

John Kessler cougar sculpture

 

Shipping Stone Table Tops

August 25th, 2018 by

Pak Mail packs stone for small package & freight shipping

Stone table tops require special packaging for safe shipping. Smaller pieces like the petrified wood slab can ship as a UPS or FedEx small package. The slab is protected and kept absolutely flat in a rigid Styro-lined box, which is then floated in a second box filled with peanuts. Small packages shipped with UPS or FedEx must withstand the rigors of handling by carrier drivers, various package orientations, and facility conveyor belts.

Larger, heavier pieces like the sandstone table top ship on a pallet with a freight carrier. The packaging also keeps the stone flat in a rigid Styro-lined box; a second box is not required. The finished package is placed on its edge and strapped to a pallet.

A little extra care ensures safe delivery.

Petrified wood table top packaged for small package shipping

Sandstone slab table top packaged for freight shipping

Pak Mail July 4 Week Hours

July 2nd, 2018 by

Pak Mail is closed on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4

July 2 OPEN, 9 am – 6 pm
July 3 OPEN, 9 am – 6 pm
July 4 CLOSED
July 5 OPEN, 9 am – 6 pm
July 6 OPEN, 9 am – 6 pm
July 7 OPEN, 9 am – 3 pm

Please be safe and have fun celebrating our freedoms!

Pak Mail Independence Day Holiday Hours

 

 

Pak Mail Ships Treasures from Goodwill Auctions

May 11th, 2018 by

Goodwill ships the small items; Pak Mail ships the rest

Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado online auction lists Pak Mail as the shipper of choice for larger items. We provide pickup-pack-and-ship estimates daily for a variety of items. Pak Mail recently shipped framed artwork and prints, bicycles, a remote-controlled gas helicopter, and Jabba the Hut.

We recommend getting a pack-and-ship estimate before bidding on Goodwill items to eliminate any shipping surprises. It helps determine the auction bidding budget.

Goodwill Auction Helicopter

 

Goodwill Auction Jabba the Hut

 

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.

 

 



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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