About us

We make it easy!

At Uncle Marty’s, we strive to make things simple, saving you time and sharing a smile as we meet—and exceed—your business center needs at our one-stop shop.

Conveniently located in the heart of Collegetown since 2011, Uncle Marty’s is proud to be part of Ithaca’s small business community. We are founding members of the Collegetown Small Business Alliance, working with our neighbors to make our community better.

Members of our team are certified by the Association of Mail and Business Centers (AMBC) as an Advanced Packing Specialists, Global Shipping Specialists, Commercial Mail Receiving Agents, and Freight Shipping Specialists.

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In February of 2016, we were honored to become one of the first stores in the country to be recognized as an AMBC Certified Gold Store, exceeding the highest industry standards to join an elite few independent shipping and business centers across the country bearing gold status.

Our customers are our friends, our advocates, and our top priority, and we show our gratitude with personal, professional, outstanding, and consistent service.

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Meet our team

Marty Johnson

With over 25 years of experience in the retail shipping industry, Marty loves working alongside his team at Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office.

In addition to being a small business owner, Marty volunteers as Director of Communication for the Association of Mail & Business Centers (AMBC), having previously served five years on the non-profit’s board of directors, completing his term in 2018 as Board Chair. He’s been honored to be a regular panelist and speaker at summits and industry events across the country for more than decade, and both he and his business have been featured in publications like FedEx ShipSource®. He was one of the first recipients of the Master of Retail Shipping Management degree.

After years as a contributing writer for MBC Today, the mail and business center industry’s leading publication, Marty is now the magazine’s editor; his business advice column, Ask Uncle Marty™, is a favorite among readers.

Bearing his Uncle title with honor, it’s Marty’s privilege to serve as a voice, leader, and mentor in his communities and the unique, ever-changing retail shipping industry. 

Learn more at askunclemarty.com.


Guardian of the Peanuts

Our resident shipping superstar, Aleah is a jack of all trades. She started at Uncle Marty’s in April 2018 and works part time between her studies.


Stamp Sergeant

Clark is a local student studying engineering. He started at Uncle Marty’s in October 2018 and looks forward to learning more about small business operations.


Executive Momma

Cindy and her husband of 50 years, Dub, have been fixtures at Uncle Marty’s since day one … because they’re Marty’s parents.

Having owned three successful shipping stores in the Binghamton area from 1991 to 2008, Cindy knows this industry well. She’s a true packaging expert; she and Dub created a series of packaging courses that have become the industry standard and are still taught at regional and national training events to this day.

Now retired and living in Delaware, Cindy and Dub still come up to Uncle Marty’s to fill in when Marty is away and during busy seasons.


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