How to Properly Pack Your Freight for Shipment

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of opening a package, only to discover the item was damaged due to improper packing. Minimize the chances of this happening by following a few insider tips from the experts at Pak Mail. 7 PACKING TIPS TO HELP PROTECT YOUR FREIGHT Follow these seven freight tips to ensure your items arrive at their destination safe and sound: 1. Separate breakables from unbreakables –Put glasses, dishes, antiques, and other fragile items in a separate container. Ensure their protection by wrapping them individually with bubble wrap and packing them in a manner that limits movement when in the box. Secure your boxes with heavy duty packing or shipping tape, which can be purchased at any Pak Mail …

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Why Opening a Pak Mail Franchise Makes Sense

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business, but didn’t know where to start? From filling the perfect niche to raising the funds to get it off the ground, developing and opening your own business can seem like an insurmountable task. Enter the franchise. Opening a franchise is a great way to own your own business without the added risk and financial hurdles associated with building one from the ground up, and nothing can be more true than opening a franchise with Pak Mail. A tried and true model of success supported by a network of resources, opening a franchise with Pak Mail has everything aspiring entrepreneurs need to not just run their own business, but succeed in it …

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The Benefits of Using Pak Mail for Freight Shipping

The logistics of freight shipping for personal use or for your small or large business can often be a difficult road to traverse, and one not likely to receive guidance from a direct carrier. This is why Pak Mail is proud to be a one-stop shop for all your freight logistics needs. From developing and managing all your freight logistics to helping you with a one-time shipment that’s just too daunting to handle on your own, the benefits of using Pak Mail for all your commercial freight needs are a direct reflection of our 30+ years of experience in the packing, shipping, and freight industry. LOGISTICS Managing the who, what, when, where, why, and how of frieght shipping can be …

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The Joy of Giving

With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, many are experiencing the fear that nips at its heels. Am I prepared? Have I bought all my gifts? Will they arrive on time? All natural thoughts, yet strong enough to consume you to the point where it’s tempting to sit back in a huff and think “Is it all worth it?” The answer is a resounding yes. There is an intrinsic sense of joy that comes from finding that special something for that special someone and seeing their eyes light up upon opening it. A giant smile crosses you face, your heart races, and your brain begins firing on all cylinders as your body swells with joy over having made someone’s day. All …

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Last Minute Shipping Tips for the 2015 Holiday Season

If there’s one thing you don’t want to do during the holiday season, it’s procrastinate on your shopping and shipping duties. While carriers like FedEx and UPS tend to remain pretty reliable, a number of things can pop up – inclement weather, higher-than-expected volume, and other unforeseen issues – that can lead to delayed packages and a very disappointing holiday season. We here at Pak Mail know that life can sometimes get in the way, leading to the delayed shipping of your gifts. Follow these guidelines to ensure your packages get where they need to be when they need to get there. Know Your Deadlines With every passing day between Black Friday and Christmas, the window for getting your packages …

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Shop & Ship Early for 2015 Holiday Shipping Success

For many, Black Friday is the official start of the holiday shopping season. This pseudo-holiday, which falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, sees brick-and-mortar and online retailers alike offering limited deals on all manner of items. Many flock to stores in an effort to not just buy discounted 50” televisions, but to get a jump on the holiday madness. Purchasing items almost a month before the holidays should allow for plenty of time to have your items properly wrapped, packaged, and shipped to your loved ones throughout the country (and world!), right? Well, yes and no. Consider the following statistics: According to USA Today, FedEx is predicting a 12.4% increase in shipping volume between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, with …

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How Pak Mail Makes Small Businesses More Efficient

While many large companies have their own dedicated shipping and receiving teams, small to mid-size companies often aren’t so lucky. If you’re a business owner, dealing with shipping logistics can be an overwhelming task. Most small business owners would wholeheartedly agree. You have a business to run, and worrying about everything that goes into managing freight shipping is best left to the professionals. This is where your local Pak Mail’s comprehensive small business freight shipping and logistics solutions come in to play. If you’re a small business owner, Pak Mail can take over and manage all aspects of your shipping and/or freight needs. Simply put, we can become your outsourced shipping department, handling all the details of the process while …

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Managing Recurring Freight Shipments

For commercial and industrial businesses alike, managing a recurring freight schedule on your own is never easy, as the logistics involved are time-consuming and, for those unfamiliar with the process, relatively complicated.

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What Qualifies for Less Than Truckload (LTL) Shipping?

In the process of seeking out the best shipping options for your individual or business needs, you’ve no doubt come across “LTL Shipping” and wondered aloud “What does that mean?” Click to find out!

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Shipping a 250 lbs Statue Across the US | How One Pak Mail Did It

What do you do when you have to ship a 250 pound statue of a bronco made of bronze from Boca Raton, FL to Hampton Falls, NH? Click to find out!

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