Graduation Weekend Hours

graduation_cap_and_diplomaCongratulations, graduates!

We’ll have the following extended hours on Cornell’s graduation weekend:

Friday, 5/27: 9am-6pm

Saturday, 5/28: 10am-4pm

Sunday, 5/29 (Graduation): 12pm-4pm

Monday, 5/30 (Memorial Day) 9am-6pm

It has been our great pleasure to work with you during your tenure in Ithaca. Thank you for trusting us, and for supporting us. We hope you’ll stay in touch, and stop in to say “Howdy” when you’re back in Ithaca!

“Go forth and set the world on fire.” – Ignatius Loyola


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Boxes, Storage, and Shipping

unnamed (1)The semester is reaching an end, and Uncle Marty’s is Collegetown’s end-of-semester box, storage, and shipping headquarters!

We stock 50 sizes of boxes, all rated for shipping and also perfect for moving and storage. Our boxes are strong, quality cartons and our selection and prices are awesome! To make things simple for move-out season, we feature four of our most popular sizes, and five pallets full of them have just been delivered!

Uncle Marty’s storage is a huge hit, with customers who store year after year. We do storage for just $10 per item per month, with an unblemished track record at our year-round Collegetown location. For details, please click here.

Of course, shipping is our jam. unnamedWe compare DHL, FedEx, and USPS options side by side by side to help you find the best service for your needs and budget. We’re always happy to tape your boxes securely, or cut down your boxes to ensure you’re getting the best rate possible.

Why go anywhere else to take care of all of your end-of-semester box, storage, and shipping needs? Do it all at Uncle Marty’s!


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Mail to Cuba

For the first time in more than 50 years, we can now mail to Cuba via the United States Postal Service! We’re now able to send postcards, letters, and some packages via First Class Mail International and Priority Mail International.

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Postage Has Gone Down!

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You didn’t misread that title. Postage has indeed gone down! Here’s the skinny:

The Postal Regulatory Commission authorized an emergency exigent postage increase of 4.3% in January of 2014. But that increase was temporary and, as of tomorrow, April 10th, it will expire and postage will consequently be reduced back by 4.3% on what’s considered “market dominant” mail (mainly First Class letters, postcards, flats, and packages).

Therefore, we’ve reduced our retail postage rates in accordance! Stamp prices are now two cents less for Forever stamps and five cents less for Global stamps, and many other USPS products and services–especially First Class Mail–have been reduced as well.

Just to put in perspective how epic this postage decrease is, this is the first time in 97 years that the price of a stamp has gone down. That’s pretty awesome!

See you soon!

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Spring WVBR Ad

Check out our latest radio ad, airing now through the end of the semester on WVBR!

(We added a few slides in the background to jazz it up as a mini video.)


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Extra! Extra!

unnamedWe now are an official site for The Cornell Daily Sun!

Established in 1880, The Cornell Daily Sun has one of the largest distributions of any college paper. In 2013, the Princeton Review named The Cornell Daily Sun as the #1 college newspaper in the United States! It’s free, it’s fabulous, and it has Uncle Marty’s ad in it every Monday.

Stop in to pick up your copy today … and every day!

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Even Better FedEx Rates … Again


A couple of times a year, FedEx reviews our account and makes adjustments to our pricing according to our volume, track record, and level of service. Once again, they have been very pleased with what Uncle Marty’s is doing and have graced us with even better discounts.

This morning, Marty was thrilled to pass along this new pricing to our beautiful, loyal customers by taking an ax to our already great FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery retail rates.

When we grow, you save … and you can take that to the bank!

#ShipHappy #ShipSafely #ShipatUncleMartys

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Happy Easter


Uncle Marty’s will be closed Saturday, March 25th. We look forward to seeing you Monday!

Otherwise, our hours will remain normal (9-6, Monday-Friday; 10-3, Saturday) over Cornell’s spring break.

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DHL & FedEx Operations in Brussels

We are deeply saddened by the horrific attacks yesterday in Belgium. Both DHL and FedEx have published updates regarding their service in Brussels. We anticipate that these delays and disruptions will be very temporary, and trust that the carriers are doing everything they can to get shipments delivered as soon as possible. We’ll continue to update this post as updates are received.

3/23/16: From DHL:

Status Update: DHL Operations in Brussels

As a result of today’s terror attacks in Brussels, there are a number of ongoing security operations in the city and airport. DHL Express and DHL Parcel have temporarily suspended delivery and pick-up services in the city center and we have strengthened security measures at facilities, including our hub at Zaventem Airport. All flights to/from Brussels are currently suspended, and we are therefore reviewing contingency options for shipments currently scheduled in transit to Brussels to ensure that they can be re-routed and that disruption for customers is minimized. Please note that delays on shipments to/from Brussels are likely. Services to other locations in Belgium are being maintained. We will provide further updates once they become available.

3/23/16: From FedEx:

Events in Brussels

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the terrible incidents in Brussels on the morning of March 22.

FedEx is complying with security measures that have been put in place by authorities.  The safety of our team members remains our highest priority.

Operations and deliveries in the Brussels area and near the airport may experience some disruptions due to government security measures, but FedEx expects minimal impact to our operations across the region.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide the best service possible under the circumstances.

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Remembering President Garrett

We are saddened today to hear of Cornell University President Elizabeth Garrett’s passing.

2015 09 01 - BEAR Walk - Ithaca, NY (29)At the 2015 BEAR Walk, shortly after President Garrett’s inauguration, we had the great pleasure to meet her and discuss Cornell’s role in Collegetown and the university’s valued partnership with the Collegetown Small Business Alliance. President Garrett was incredibly positive about future collaborations, and her energetic and warm demeanor struck up an instant camaraderie. The very next day, Marty had a personal email from her expressing appreciation for a new connection. She was absolutely genuine.

President Garrett will be surely missed, and we will remain truly grateful for the great impact she had during her short time in Ithaca.

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