Pak Mail Tucson
7090 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 178
Tucson, AZ 85704
Tel: 520-797-0355
Call: 520-797-0355
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15% off to celebrate 15 years of Pak Mail – Happy Anniversary to us!

November 27th, 2017 by

Take 15% off from now until November 30th!

Can you believe it? We have owned our Pak Mail for 15 years!!! Thank you for being a part of what sustains us in this community. We want to reward that appreciation by sharing a 15% off shipping discount with you from now until the end of the month, November 30th (No USPS). This is a great opportunity to get some of those Christmas presents out early and save yourself the hassle and expense of last minute shipping. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you for these many, many years, and we hope to continue it for 15 more! So please stop by and celebrate with us!

Make your Black Friday Shine with 10% off shipping!!!

November 24th, 2017 by

Continue the Black Friday deals with 10% off of your shipping. *No USPS

We would like to help make your Black Friday shine even brighter by continuing your deals! Bring in your Christmas gifts to ship out and receive an extra 10% off your shipping prices. Let us lighten your holiday chores by packing and shipping those presents out right away. Cross another item off the list so you can kick back and enjoy your egg nog! It is never too early to get this done and to make sure it arrives in time. Of course, packing is our specialty, so if you have something fragile, breakable, or valuable, trust us to package it so that no harm will come its way! Don’t forget to mention this blog post to get your 10% off!

We are Thankful!

November 22nd, 2017 by

We at Pak Mail want to thank YOU, our wonderful customers for trusting us to treat your valued items, your important documents, and your Amazon returns with all of the care that they each deserve. We are happy to have owned and operated Pak Mail for the last 15 years, helping you with all of your fragile, breakable, valuable items to be packed, shipped, crated, and freighted. We look forward to another 15 and hope that we can continue to be your one stop shop for USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, freight carriers, blanket wrappers, hand delivery, and anything else you may need!

The whole crew at Pak Mail Halloween 2017

Tuesday Tip – packing fragile China

November 21st, 2017 by

We at Pak Mail always want to help you pack and ship the best possible way, at the lowest cost, to get it there safely. As part of this mission, we are happy to give you advice and recommendations for packing, whether we do it or you do it at home.

Today we want to mention that china, glasses, dishware, pottery, and statues should always be wrapped in bubble wrap, covering the surface 2-3 times. We use large bubble wrap, with the only exception being when we stack plates and put a sheet of small bubble wrap in between. We then wrap that stack in large bubble wrap. Place these items in a new durable corrugated box. We have many different box sizes here to accommodate them. Any empty space should be filled with styrofoam peanuts. Paper does not absorb shock so don’t use that just to fill the space. This box should go into a second box with 2 inches of styro on each side.

If this sounds overwhelming, bring it in, and we will be happy to take care of it for you whether you are shipping domestically or internationally. We love it when you entrust us with your important family treasures whether it is for Christmas or any time of year.

We Ship – Ships

September 9th, 2017 by

Pak Mail Tucson ships almost anything, including delicate model ships. We specialize in custom packing and shipping of fragile items to guarantee safe arrival where ever you may be shipping it.


December 15th, 2016 by

Want to send tamales to your son in Tacoma? Have some fresh ranch beef to get to Baltimore? Cookies to Kalamazoo? Let us help you make sure that they are packed to stay safe and fresh and get there in a timely fashion. Shipping food can get a bit overwhelming, so let us help you with this process at Pak Mail so everyone, near and far, can have a yummy Christmas!


December 13th, 2016 by

Time to give FedEx a chance to make some suggestions for how to package your holiday treats!

“Box it right – Appropriate for the size and weight of your item(s). Use a double-walled box for heavier items. Free from holes, tears, or corner dents. Remove old address labels.

Pack it tight – Wrap and tape the item’s sharp edges or protrusions. Bundle printed material together. Use plenty of shock-absorbing packing material.

Seal all around – Tape all the flaps and seams on your package on both the top and bottom using the H taping method. Acceptable tapes include: Pressure-sensitive plastic tape. Water-activated paper tape (minimum 60-lb. grade). Water-activated reinforced tape, at least 2″ wide.

Label in sight – Apply it to the largest surface, running your hand over the label to secure it. For the FedEx pouch, follow the tips and illustrations to ensure proper closure. Avoid placing labels near corners, edges, or seams. Use tie-on tags on transit cases (including tradeshow display cases), golf bags, skis, and luggage.”

These are great suggestions. We at Pak Mail follow all of these of course. Feel free to bring your package to us, and don’t worry about a thing!


December 10th, 2016 by

Today’s tip is the last one from UPS on using proper labeling.


“Always include the recipient´s postal code with the complete street address. For international shipments, include a contact name, telephone number, and postal code.
You must make every effort to obtain a street address. If a shipper should use a P.O. Box address, the recipient´s telephone number must be included on the label. Your package that is addressed to a P.O. Box may be delayed, will not be covered by any UPS Service Guarantee, and will require an address correction charge. Army Post Office (APO) and Fleet Post Office (FPO) addresses are not accepted.
Please include the apartment or unit number, if applicable.
Place the shipping label on the top of the package. To avoid confusion, place only one address label on the package. If you are using a packing slip, place it on the same surface of the package as the address label.
Do not place the label over a seam or closure or on top of sealing tape.
Remove or cross out old labels or markings on a used box.
Always include your complete return address, including full street address and postal code. For international shipments, include a contact name, telephone number, and postal code.
Place a duplicate label or other form of identification inside your package.

If you are using a mailing tube, place the label horizontally, with each end of the label pointing toward the ends of the tube, so the bar code can be scanned.

UPS does not provide special handling for packages with “Fragile”, package orientation (e.g., “UP” arrows or “This End Up” markings), or any other similar such markings.”


The easiest thing is to bring your package by Pak Mail and we will take care of all the details for you. Even if it is just a dropoff, we will be happy to place the label on the appropriate location for you. Just show up with all of your address information, including phone number, and we will figure out the best way to ship it, whether that be UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, freight, or some other way!


December 9th, 2016 by

We are giving you another shipping tip from UPS, this time on closing your box properly.

“Proper closure of your container is just as important as proper cushioning for the safety and security of your shipment. To close a box securely, do not use masking tape, cellophane tape, duct tape, string, or paper over-wrap. Instead, use a strong tape — two inches (5.08 cm) or more in width — such as these types:

Pressure-sensitive plastic

Generally the easiest, most convenient tape to use
Versatile because it adheres without water and sticks to a variety of surfaces and shapes
Apply three strips to both the top and bottom flaps of the box. For regular slotted containers (RSC), where the flaps meet in the center, apply three strips of tape to both the top and bottom of the box, so the middle and two edge seams are sealed. For corrugated containers where the flaps overlap (FOL), apply three strips of tape to both the top and bottom of the box, so the three edge seams are sealed.
Nylon reinforced filament tape

Use 60 lb (27 kg) grade tape at least three inches (7.62 cm) wide
Apply three strips to both the top and bottom flaps of the box. For regular slotted containers (RSC), where the flaps meet in the center, apply three strips of tape to both the top and bottom of the box, so the middle and two edge seams are sealed. For corrugated containers where the flaps overlap (FOL), apply three strips of tape to both the top and bottom of the box, so the three edge seams are sealed.”

In sum, do NOT use Duct Tape (we see a lot of that) or wrap your box with brown paper. The paper might have been good in the past, but now it can easily get hooked on machines, tear, and the label becomes separated from the package. We can put a poly mailer tear-proof bag around most boxes for a more secure experience if it does not need a corrugated box. Just bring it by Pak Mail, and we can take care of every aspect for you.

Crossed duct tape stripes isolated on white background


December 8th, 2016 by

As it cools off, the shipping is heating up! So here we go with another tip courtesy of UPS, and it is all about proper packaging.

“It is important to cushion the contents of your package properly. Please be sure that you wrap each item separately. Fragile articles need separation from each other, and from the corners, sides, top, and bottom of the box. Each item should be surrounded by at least two inches (5.08 cm) of cushioning and be placed at least two inches (5.08 cm) away from the walls of the box. This prevents product-against-product damage and protects contents from shock and vibration, which can pass from the outside of the box to the contents. Please use proper cushioning material, combined with a strong outer container, to protect your shipment fully. Make sure you use enough cushioning material to ensure that the contents do not move when you shake the container. Improper cushioning material includes clothing, blankets, towels, newspaper/newsprint, and pillows. Instead, please use the materials listed below to cushion and protect your shipment:

Air-encapsulated plastic (small and large cell bubble sheeting)

  • Designed to protect and cushion lightweight items
  • Used in multiple wraps and layers to ensure that the item is completely protected, especially on corners and edges

Inflatable packaging (air bags)

  • Used primarily as void-fill materials for lightweight items
  • Not recommended for items with sharp corners or edges
  • Extreme hot or cold temperatures may affect the ability of air bags to provide adequate product protection.

Expanded polystyrene “peanuts” (loose fill)

  • Used primarily as void-fill material for lightweight items
  • Overfill the box with loose fill, gently close the flaps, and seal securely
  • Do not use with flat or narrow products that may move to the edge or bottom of the carton in transit
  • Due to the shifting and settling properties of peanuts, it is recommended that a minimum of two inches (5.08 cm) of cushioning be used around the contents
  • It is recommended that flat pieces of corrugated fiberboard be used between contents and peanuts to help prevent migration through the peanuts
  • Peanuts cause static electricity and may damage electronic items. Anti-static peanuts should be used for electronic items. Use plastic bags, bubble sheeting, or other items to wrap the item so peanuts will not work themselves into areas that may cause harm to your merchandise.

Engineered foam enclosures

  • Materials may include expanded polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, or copolymers
  • Enclosures should be pre-engineered for specific products


  • A foam, sprayed into the box or mixed in packets, that expands and forms a protective mold around contents
  • Must be properly used, with even foam distribution around the contents
  • Because this material is offered in varying densities, it is important to select the most appropriate foam to meet the requirements of the product

Corrugated liners and inserts

  • May be added to the package to increase strength and improve package performance

Crumpled kraft paper

  • Used primarily as a void-fill material for light-to-medium weight, non-fragile items and items that are suitable for such packing materials
  • Must be tightly crumpled
  • Place at least two inches (5.08 cm) of paper between contents and outer box

Fragile objects such as electronics, glass, ceramics, and artwork, require special packaging for safe shipment. Packages containing these and similar items may require added cushioning or a double (over) box.”

If this sounds daunting to you, just bring it by Pak Mail, and we will make all of the right decisions on packaging and get it sent out for you properly and for the most reasonable price possible. We are here to keep your holidays stress free!

Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Tucson is a full service packing and shipping store as well as a custom crating and freight shipping company. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 520-797-0355.


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