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Set a New Table this Holiday; Check Out Amish Furniture of Austin

When getting together with friends and family this holiday season, many picture sitting around a large table in comfy chairs, reminiscing about all the great memories of the last year. Or even waking up on a cold, snowy morning, opening up the wooden dresser to throw on a sweater before venturing outside to take in the natural beauty of a snowfall in December. There’s just something about the smell of hickory or maple wood furniture to set the festive mood. Perhaps you or someone you know is looking for a new wooden kitchen table or TV stand. Consider giving Amish Furniture of Austin a try. With a showroom located in Anderson Mill, TX, Amish Furniture of Austin is family-owned and …

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2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

With Thanksgiving having come and gone, the holiday shipping season is officially upon us. This can certainly be a stressful time of year making sure gifts for out-of-state friends and family make it on time. If you’re planning on shipping gifts this year, stay ahead of the game by knowing the particular deadlines for each carrier so that your gifts arrive in time for Christmas. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES CALENDAR Knowing the shipping deadlines is important but here are some other tips to help you breeze through the holiday gift giving season. 1. Get It Done Early: This will save you time, money and headaches. The longer you wait, the longer the lines are going …

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To the Gifts That Don’t Need Packaged

For many, Thanksgiving signifies the start of the holiday gift-giving season. Stores across the country are offering big discounts on everything from 80-inch TVs to themed coffee mugs. Many of the items purchased will then be brought into a Pak Mail store to be packaged and shipped to friends and family across the globe. Today, though, we’d like to salute and send thanks for the gifts which don’t need to be packaged. We’re talking about the phone calls to family members, or the pure joy in your dog’s face when she tackles you as you walk in the door. How about a delicious home-cooked meal after you’ve been ordering takeout for weeks? Also, there is the time spent catching up …

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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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