Announcing Private Mailbox Rentals


They’ve been a long time coming, and we’re so pleased that they’re finally here! For just $10 per month, our street address becomes your address. We’ll receive and securely sign for mail and packages from any carrier and keep them safe until it’s convenient for you to pick them up.

Why keep changing your address every semester? Rent a private mailbox at Uncle Marty’s and keep the same address for your entire tenure in Ithaca. They’re also perfect for travelling academics in need of mail forwarding, home-based businesses, clubs, organizations, charities, and much more!

Come, join the neighborhood. It’s nice here.


Personal Size Private Mailbox: $10/month (1 individual | 1 key)

Business Size Private Mailbox: $15/month (up to 2 individuals + 1 business | 2 keys)

Full Service Private Mailbox: $15/month (up to 2 individuals + 1 business | no key needed)


6 month minimum | $10 set-up fee | spouses and minor children included

up to 10 signature-required pieces per month included | $1 each additional


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Holiday & Winter Break Hours


It has been a very busy season at Uncle Marty’s, and we are so very grateful for our friends that have trusted us with their holiday shipments and end-of-semester storage needs. Now it’s time to take a breather and celebrate with our families and friends.

We will be closed Saturday through Monday of both Christmas and New Year’s weekends.

The carriers’ holiday schedules are as follows:

Saturday, 12/24 (Christmas Eve): DHL and USPS operating; FedEx Express modified service; FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery closed

Sunday, 12/25 (Christmas Day): all carriers closed

Monday, 12/26 (Christmas Observed): all carriers closed

Saturday, 12/31 (New Year’s Eve): FedEx Home Delivery and USPS operating; FedEx Express modified service; DHL and FedEx Ground closed

Sunday, 1/1 (New Year’s Day): all carriers closed

Monday, 1/2 (New Year’s Observed): all carriers closed

Starting on December 27th, we’ll be on winter break hours for a few weeks: Monday through Friday, 10-5. We’ll resume our regular schedule on Wednesday, January 25th, when Cornell’s new semester begins.

From our hearts to yours, we wish you a merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and a happy new year. See you soon!

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Holiday Shipping / End-of-Semester

img_9432-2It’s December, which means the semester is ending, the holidays are approaching, and Uncle Marty’s is hopping!

We are Ithaca’s holiday shipping headquarters. With our 50+ box sizes and expert packaging service, we’ll make sure your gifts arrive to their destination safely and on time. We gift wrap, too!

And if you’re a student ready to move out for the semester break, remember our storage options are the simplest and most affordable around at just $10 per month for any container up to 50 pounds. Wowza!

We’re excited to see you soon!

#UncleMartysOffice #Collegetown #HolidayShippingHeadquarters #MerryChristmas

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We’ve Been Featured in MBC Today!

Extra, extra! Read all about it!

Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office has the great honor to be featured in this month’s MBC Today, the leading publication for the mail, business center, and retail shipping industry!


To check out the article, please check out our album on Facebook.

#MBCToday #AMBC4ME #Gratitude

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Thanksgiving Schedule


It’s turkey time!

As is our tradition, we will be closing after our last FedEx pickup on Wednesday (just after 4:30pm) and remain closed through Sunday in order to celebrate, give thanks, and prepare for a busy holiday season at Uncle Marty’s.

The carriers’ holiday schedules are as follows:
DHL: normal operations Wednesday, no domestic operations Thursday, and normal operations Friday
FedEx Express: normal operations Wednesday, no domestic operations Thursday, and modified domestic service Friday and Saturday
FedEx Ground: normal operations Wednesday, no domestic operations Thursday, normal operations Friday, and no operations Saturday
FedEx Home Delivery: normal operations Wednesday, no domestic operations Thursday, and normal operations Friday and Saturday
USPS: normal operations Wednesday, no operations Thursday, and normal operations Friday and Saturday

We can’t let this time of year pass by without expressing our deep appreciation for you, our customers, friends, and loyal advocates. You make each day unique, each interaction encouraging, and this business a joy. Your kind words, comments, reviews, and referrals always move us and inspire us to keep growing, improving, and lay the groundwork for fabulous days ahead. Your patience through our neighborhood’s redevelopment and effort to do business here no matter what is what has kept us steady and incredibly optimistic.

With sincerity, we wish you and yours a blessed, positive, and heartwarming Thanksgiving. And we can’t wait to see you soon as you ship your holiday gifts all over the world, and prepare for winter break buying boxes, storing, and shipping.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots.jpgThe mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. 

We’ve teamed up with our neighbor, Lisa of Big Red Barber Shop, to accept Toys for Tots donations! New, unwrapped toys are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at either of our businesses now through December.

In 2015, Toys for Tots collected 18 million toys and distributed them to 7 million grateful children. Let’s make that even bigger, brighter, and better this year!

For more information, or to find a donation site in your area, please visit

Thank you in advance for your kindness.










#ToysforTots #USMarineCorpReserve #Community #Children #HolidayGiving #ThankYou

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Coming Soon: Private Mailboxes

They’re here!

We just received our delivery of brand new, shiny, secure private mailboxes. In a few days we should have them all set up, numbered, and ready-to-rent!

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Fall Break and Columbus Day

leavesHappy Fall Break!

While campus sleeps, Uncle Marty’s will remain open.

Monday, Columbus Day, is a federal holiday and the USPS will not be operating. But we’ll be here, open normal hours, and able to accept and process mail. Both DHL and FedEx will operate normally on the holiday, with pickups and deliveries continuing as scheduled.

See you soon!

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Reimagining the Schwartz Center Plaza

Thank you to everyone in attendance at last night’s Schwartz Center design charrette at St. Luke’s church on Oak Avenue. We had a great meeting, and tons of innovative ideas were shared for the reimagining of the Schwartz Center plaza.

Cornell is making a concerted effort to include the entire community–residents, businesses, officials, university staff, etc.–in the design process for the Schwartz Center plaza.

Nearly everyone at the charrette agreed that the current wall running through the plaza must come down, and the space made into something that will flow well, be beautiful, and be able to function to serve multiple purposes. Consensus was that it should be an inviting plaza, and honor the original concept for the Schwartz Center’s architecture, working cohesively with its entrance. Design concepts encompass from Cascadilla Hall to Sheldon Court, but the budget for construction will be focused entirely on the square in front of the Schwartz Center.

Everyone is highly encouraged to share ideas and provide input to ensure that the new Schwartz Center plaza improves the landscape and serves a worthwhile purpose in Collegetown–an asset for the public, the students, and local businesses. If you weren’t able to attend last night’s charrette and have an idea you’d like to share before design concepts are fine tuned, please email

Upcoming community meetings regarding this project are:

Design Concepts Presentation: October 26, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm, Schwartz Performing Arts Center Film Forum Room

Final Concept Presentation: November 28, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm, Schwartz Performing Arts Center Film Forum Room

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Shipping

samsung-galaxy-note-7-homeSamsung has recently recalled the Galaxy Note 7 because there have been issues with some of their lithium ion batteries catching fire. As a result, this phone model is now facing shipping restrictions with our carriers.

FedEx has issued the following statement: “Until further notice, FedEx is not accepting Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices for shipment.”

The USPS has issued the following statement: “Effective immediately and until further notice, the Postal Service will ship Samsung Note 7 devices only using USPS Retail Ground/Parcel Select, which travels on ground transportation, due to potential safety hazards pertaining to lithium ion batteries.”

So if your phone has been recalled, we are still able to send it back via USPS Retail Ground or Parcel Select, both of which are services available at your local USPS Approved Postal Provider, Uncle Marty’s.

#UncleMartys #FindingSolutions #WeMakeItEasy

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