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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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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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Why Shipping a Care Package to Deployed Military Means More Than a Phone Call

  In 1999, Congress designated May as Military Appreciation Month. May is full of days commemorating and celebrating the achievements of the United States military, most notably Memorial Day. The goal of National Military Appreciation Month is to gather Americans around their military family to honor, remember, and appreciate the men and women who have served and are currently serving. Showing deployed military that they are not forgotten can be hard to do, especially when it’s across several continents. Technological advances have improved communication and the ability to feel closer to someone far away through texting and video chat. Unfortunately, phone and video calls can’t quite bring the feeling of home to our deployed military men and women – our …

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