What Am I Paying For?

With a new year comes new things: Plans to get healthy, start a new career, take a dream vacation, and if you’re in the shipping industry, a General Rate Increase (GRI). Shipping rates have climbed steadily over the last decade and there does not appear to be an end in sight for future rate increases. Retail … Continued

10 Reasons to Shop Small

The year was 2010. American Express decided to encourage cardholders to “shop small” by designating the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a day to shop and buy at small businesses. The goal was to bring small businesses what they need most: customers. Small businesses have come to look forward with hope and anticipation to what has become known as “Small Business Saturday.” While … 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

We’re Growing!

Things are in full swing here at The Mail Box Store! This past weekend we had our official grand opening of our new store concept: The Party Box. It’s a full line of party supplies such as balloons, decoration items, gifts, and more! We saved this concept for our newest location in Highland, IL. Sure it’s … Continued

What’s In a Name?

Have you ever been confused by the shipping services used by USPS; particularly Priority Mail and Express Mail? If so, then you may be interested in what USPS has done to clear the fog of confusion. Beginning July 28, 2013, Express Mail will be known as “Priority Mail Express” and “Priority Mail Express International.” It will … Continued

Welcome to Our Blog!

What is The Mail Box Store exactly? As our customer’s like to tell us, we’re a small business that “does a little bit of everything.” We pack, ship, print, design, rent U-Haul trucks and trailers, send money transfers, and much more! Awesome, right? So what can you expect to find on our blog? Hopefully something … Continued