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2014 SPRING HOLIDAYS

Spring holidays are just around the corner, and lots of fluffy bunnies, Peeps, and baskets of goodies are being shipped to our customers’ contacts all over the world (along with the perfect greeting card from our fresh, wide selection!)  As a reminder, Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 14th.  Easter is Sunday, April 20th.

DHL, FedEx, and the USPS will be following their normal everyday schedule through the holidays, including on Good Friday, April 18th.  We will also be open as normal on Good Friday, however we plan to be closed on Saturday, April 19th.

Happy spring!

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE

Spring break is upon us and students have begun the mass exodus from Ithaca to thaw out in places tropical and exotic.

We need a break, too!  So, we’ll be reducing our hours a smidge, just over break, opening at 10AM on weekdays and closing on Saturdays.  A schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 29th: Closed

Monday, March 31st - Friday, April 4th: 10-6

Saturday, April 5th: Closed

Our regular business hours will resume on Monday, April 7th: Monday – Friday: 9-6 | Saturday: 10-2

A (VERY) SUCCESSFUL AMBC CONVENTION

Marty has just returned from the AMBC (Association of Mail & Business Centers) annual convention and expo in Los Angeles, full of ideas, inspiration, and new training.

As a member of the AMBC Board of Directors, Marty met with national representatives from DHL, FedEx, UPS, and the USPS.  He spoke with innumerable vendors to find products and services that add value to our customers.  He taught two RSi (Retail Shipping Institute) packing courses, training store owners from all over the country how to package items safely and professionally.  He participated in a number of group discussions, and was even chosen as one of the top five stores in the country to lead a marketing panel.  To top it all off, Marty put on some skits with the AMBC Players, and acted as game show host and red carpet personality for the industry’s largest trade show (pictures coming to facebook.com/unclemartys soon).  Oh, it was a great time!

So, now Marty’s back in Ithaca, recharged and ready to take Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office to a whole new level of excellence.  Stay tuned!

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AMBC NATIONAL CONVENTION

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Marty will soon be headed to California to attend the AMBC National Convention and Expo.

The Association of Mail & Business Centers (AMBC) is the leading trade organization for independent shipping and business centers, offering training, networking, advocacy, and vendor relations.  We’ve always been very active in the group; in fact, Marty is honored to currently be on the AMBC Board of Directors!  At this year’s conference, he’ll be the head instructor for certified basic and advanced packing courses and also serve on a number of discussion panels.

Don’t worry, we’ve made special arrangements so Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office will remain open and operating normally during Marty’s absence.  So, stop in soon!

CLOSING EARLY ON 3/12

Due to the nasty weather, we will be closing early today (Wednesday, March 12th) so our staff can get home safely.

Dispatchers are asking drivers to pick up early, and all of our carriers have already come to do their daily collections ahead of schedule.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

See you soon!

FRONT PAGE NEWS (AGAIN)!

Once again, Marty and his fellow co-founders of the Collegetown Small Business Alliance are front page news in the Cornell Daily Sun!  Please read the article here.

The CSBA is making wonderful headway in our efforts to work collectively to improve the Collegetown neighborhood.  Thank you, everyone, for your support so far, and for your continued optimism!

VALENTINE’S DAY

ImageUncle Marty’s, once again, is your Valentine’s Day headquarters!

We have three racks of full of a sentimental, funny, cute, and eye popping Valentine’s Day cards and a myriad of shipping options to get your sweets to your sweetie on time.  So, whether you’re sending chocolates to Charlie or lingerie to Linda, Uncle Marty’s is the place to go.  

See you soon!

 

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