Pak Mail Tucson
7090 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 178
Tucson, AZ 85704
Tel: 520-797-0355
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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!

Holiday Ship Tip #1

December 6th, 2016 by

This season, we at Pak Mail want to help you have the best shipping experience possible. We will be getting very busy, very soon, but we are going to try to keep up with giving you solid advice on shipping out your presents to loved ones.

First tip comes courtesy of the UPS holiday shipping guidelines – use a corrugated box. “Whenever possible, use a new box. The more times a box is used, the more it loses its original protective qualities, so a previously used box may not adequately protect your shipment. If you must reuse a box, make sure it is rigid and in excellent condition with no punctures, tears, rips, or corner damage, and that all flaps are intact. Remove any labels and all other shipment markings from the box. Choose a box strength that is suitable for the contents you are shipping.”

At Pak Mail, we have over 100 different box sizes, so we can definitely find one suitable for your needs. Or we can make one custom for you! If you are reusing one of your own, we can also help to cover up the labels. Don’t rip them off as you will likely take some of the box with it! Also, make sure the box is sturdy enough. All boxes come in different strength and should have a seal that has a weight limit on it. Those weights are for freight scenarios, so be sure that you are a good 30% lighter than that limit for shipping in a parcel environment. For instance, the USPS flat rate boxes should really not have anywhere near 30 pounds in them since they are very weak.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to help you with these! Happy shipping!gifts2_2

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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