Lovepop Cards Are Here!

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You’ve seen them on Shark Tank. And now you’ll see them at Uncle Marty’s!

We’re honored to now carry Lovepop greeting cards: fantastic, 3D pop-up cards that are sure to delight! The detail in Lovepop is extraordinary … truly more of a whole gift than just a greeting card.

Marty was recently in Orlando attending the Retail Shipping Expo, and there he got to meet the Lovepop team (including one of the founders who appeared on Shark Tank). He knew that our clients would love these cards and they’d be a great fit for Uncle Marty’s already very unique selection, so he hand selected an assortment.

Come in and check them out!

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Extended Graduation Weekend Hours

Grad Hours

We’ll be open extended hours this weekend to help all of the Cornell grads ship out!

Friday, 5/25: 9-6
Saturday, 5/26: 10-5
Sunday, 5/27: 12-5 (Graduation Day)
Monday, 5/28: 9-6 (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, 5/29: 9-6

We have 50+ sizes of boxes in stock and shipping options via DHL, USPS, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, and FedEx Express. We also do storage, so if you’re not sure of your new address yet, let us store your items until you’re ready for us to ship them to you.

Congratulations, graduates! We’ll surely miss you!

See you soon!

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BOXES | SHIPPING | STORAGE

We are your end-of-semester move-out headquarters!

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BOXES

We stock over 50 sizes of boxes all year long, but in May we feature giant stacks of four special move-out sizes:
Small (18x12x12, $2.99)
Medium (18x18x18, $4.99)
Large (24x18x18, $6.99)
Extra Large (28x18x18 or 22x22x18, double weight cardboard, $9.99)

We sell tons of boxes this time of year. Why? Because our prices are excellent and our boxes are sturdy and strong — shipping boxes, not those flimsy “moving” boxes that you might see other places. And, if you’re buying a whole bunch, we can talk about quantity discounts!

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SHIPPING

As a FedEx Authorized ShipCenter, a DHL Authorized Shipping Center, and a USPS Approved Postal Provider, we compare rates and services cross-carrier all in one screen to help you find the best service for your needs and budget.

Most students moving out of Ithaca this time of year just need basic ground shipping for their large boxes full of clothes, shoes, books, and household goods … and do a lot of that! We also have express options for things in a hurry, excellent rates (less than online published rates) on DHL and FedEx international services, and USPS Media Mail options as very cost effective way to ship your books.

We’ll compare everything so you can choose what you’d like.

STORAGE

Most people don’t believe it when we tell them our storage rates are just $10/month for items up to 50 pounds. But, it’s true! Any item (suitcase, box, bin, mini fridge, etc.) that weights 50 pounds or less is just $10/month! If it’s heavier than 50 pounds, then it’s just $20/month.

Our storage area is former office and retail space — clean, dry, and temperature moderate. Uncle Marty’s has been a trusted part of Ithaca’s community for nearly seven years, so you know who has your stuff and that it’s being kept safe while you’re away on break or a semester abroad.

For those unable to get their items to our store, pickup service is available for just $25 for everything you have ready on a ground floor loading area. Please schedule your pickups at least a few days in advance to ensure a spot on our pickup schedule.

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We hope to see you soon!

 

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NEW: FedEx ID Requirements

Dear Clients,

We’ve just received communication from our partners at FedEx that valid government-issued photo ID will now be required for shipments processed at FedEx Authorized ShipCenters. The address we keep on file for you must match the address on your ID.

We understand this will be an extra step, though we are glad that extra caution is being taken to keep the package stream safe. It’s our duty to comply with this new ID requirement, and we do so hoping for your cooperation.

So, please bring your IDs with you when shipping FedEx. See you soon!

With care,
The Uncle Marty’s Team

Please view the official statement from FedEx here, which is also posted at Uncle Marty’s: FedEx_Packaging_Guidelines_ID

FedEx ID Requirement

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Big Changes ‘Round Here

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If you’ve been to Uncle Marty’s in the last few days, you’ve notice that we’ve been busy making some big changes!

Over spring break, we hauled around all of our counters and fixtures to rearrange our layout … again. (We tend to do this every year or two. You know, to keep things fresh.) With our new configuration, we’ve added 11 feet to our front service area!

In that new space, we’ve put in a two-stool stainless client workstation and print center, and opened up the very front of the store to allow our private mailbox holders wider access to their mailboxes. Our stainless bench is now front and center, allowing for more seating and doubling as a great place for you to stage your stuff as you bring it into the store to ship.

This new space will also give us much more room this year to fill up with boxes to sell and then outgoing shipments during the busy May move-out season, which we know will be our best season yet … and we’re doing everything we can to gear up for it!

In your last visit or two here, you’ve also likely meet either Gina or Eoghan, our two new team members. We’re so pleased that they’ve joined the Uncle Marty’s family. They’re both still getting their feet wet, but we hope to formally introduce them to you soon!

Here’s to moving forward!

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Closed Tuesday, April 10th

Due to a death in the family, Uncle Marty’s will be closed on Tuesday, April 10th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We hope to be back to our normal schedule on Wednesday.

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Spring Break Hours

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We will be closed on Saturday, March 31st, for Easter weekend.

We will resume regular hours on Monday, April 2nd, and remain open our regular schedule (Monday-Friday, 9-6; Saturday, 10-3) through the rest of Cornell’s spring break. Campus may be quiet, but we’ll be here!

We wish you all a safe and healthy Passover, Easter, and spring break!

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It’s what we do!

Here’s a peek at just some of the services we offer at Uncle Marty’s. Perhaps there’s something that we do that you didn’t know we do:

DHL | FedEx | USPS

Domestic & International Shipping

Certified Packing Experts

Private Mailbox Rental

Mail Forwarding

Package Receiving

Printing

Laminating | Binding

Copying | Scanning | Faxing

Notary Public

Office Supplies

Key Duplication

Passport Photos

Textbook Buyback

Stamps & Mail

Gift Wrapping

Unique Greeting Cards

50+ Box Sizes | Moving Supplies

Pickup Service | Cart Rental

$10/Month Secure Storage

Maybe you can find something new to try next time you’re in! We appreciate you!

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Closed Friday, March 2nd

Due to the winter storm, Uncle Marty’s will be closed on Friday, March 2nd. We hope to see you Saturday!

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Winter Storm Riley

Once again we find ourselves at the receiving end of warnings like “Destructive Nor’easter Taking Aim” and “Winter Storm Riley to ‘Bomb Out.'”

We’re not sure what tonight and tomorrow will bring, but it does sound like we’ll get quite a bit of snow. If conditions make it so we can’t safely commute in tomorrow, we’ll let you know with a fresh post on unclemartysoffice.com and a tweet @unclemartys.

Enjoy the snow!

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