Welcome back, students!


It’s August … already! Can you believe it!?

We’re excited for Ithaca’s elastic walls to expand once again as all of you head back to your home away from home. And to the freshmen, welcome! We can’t wait to meet you!

If you have items in storage with us and need to pick them up or have them delivered in the coming weeks, please let us know your plans as soon as possible so we can retrieve your items from our secure storage area and have them staged and ready for you.

See you soon!

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A Weekend in Baltimore

Marty just returned from a special weekend in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was asked to speak at a PostalMate regional training event.


As a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Mail and Business Centers (AMBC), Marty often travels to represent the industry-leading, non-profit, member-focused association at industry events. He teaches certified packing, shipping, and new owner classes, as well as his own Marketing with Marty™ seminars. It’s a lot of fun!

Marty’s back in Ithaca now, full of new ideas and inspired to grow Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office to be better and better. Stay tuned!

Check out Marty’s blog post about the Baltimore weekend on the AMBC blog, where he’s honored to share a message every week.



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Summer Clearance

It’s time to stock up!


Summer clearance is our way of making room for beautiful new lines, coming soon!

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Happy Independence Day

unnamedIn observance of Independence Day, Uncle Marty’s will be closed on Monday, July 4th.

There will be no domestic services from DHL, FedEx, or the USPS on the holiday.


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Cancer Crushers

Cancer Crushers 2016 Logo

All June, Uncle Marty’s will be fundraising for Cancer Crushers, a Relay for Life of Tioga County team for which Marty is a co-captain.

Stop in and put your name on a sun or a moon, with all proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. Or visit our team’s page to donate online.

Thank you so very, very much for your support!

Relay for Life Logo   Team Photo   unnamed   unnamed (1)

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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!

Stock Index Down

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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