Prepare for Holiday Shipping Now

It’s hard to believe that we’re already seeing Christmas decorations lining the isles at stores; especially when we haven’t finished all the Trick-or-Treat candy we got a couple weeks ago. The fact remains that Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to arrive sooner and sooner each year, which means it’s never too early to prepare for the … Continued

Know What You’re Shipping

Do you ever wonder why shipping centers ask you so many questions? “Are the items in the box fragile?” “Is there a replacement value?” “Have you ever shipped there before?” “What are you shipping? Does it contain any liquids, perishables, flammables, lithium batteries, explosives or other hazardous materials?” It may seem like we’re being nosey, … Continued

The Weighting Game

“Is the price of shipping based on the weight?” That may be the most frequently asked question we hear at our stores when a customer inquires about shipping a package. The answer to that question is “Yes . . . sort of.” The accurate answer will depend on how you’re shipping the package. UPS and FedEx use the … Continued

Why Rent a Private Mail Box?

For people looking for an alternative to a Post Office Box (PO Box), you need look no farther than a Private Mail Box (PMB). It has even more features than a PO Box and can be exactly what you need for your business or personal use. In most cases, it’s cheaper than renting a PO Box. Saving … Continued

Protect Your Money

Technology has made connecting with people much easier than in years past. One benefit is the ability to send money to loved ones via wire transfer through agencies such as Western Union. Every benefit of technology brings inherent dangers and risks with it. Fraud has been a major issue for consumers and agencies since the … Continued

Postage Stamp Prices Will Increase

If you’re running low on your Forever Stamps or might be in the next week, you may want to run to your local post office or authorized shipping outlet and stock up. The United States Postal Service announced it will raise the cost of postage stamps on January 26, 2014. The cost of a single stamp … Continued

A Special Night Before Christmas

Those of us in the pack and ship world have to get creative with packing special items sometimes. So it’s no wonder our Associated Mail & Parcel Centers (AMPC) friends let their creativity run loose and came up with a unique version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas called A Mail & Parcel Christmas. We present … Continued

Christmas Shipping Guide

Have you noticed all the colored lights, abundance of shoppers at retail stores, and all this seasonal music being played on the radio? Could it really be Christmas time already?! It certainly is and it’s our favorite time of year at The Mail Box Store! We see an overwhelming amount of packages being shipped to loved ones … Continued

FedEx Preps for Holidays

Is it just me, or do the pages on the calendar seem to be flying off the wall faster than last year? Here we are going headlong into fall. Christmas is less than two months away. Hard to believe isn’t it? The upcoming Christmas season brings the annual task of shopping for friends and relatives. … Continued

U-Haul Leads Alternative Fuel Charge

If you find yourself driving around Los Angeles County any time soon, you may want to keep an eye out for U-Haul’s latest effort in sustainability. You may see a typical U-Haul 14′ moving truck roll past you, which is nothing special . . . except what’s under the truck. U-Haul has begun equipping some of their … Continued