We also offer
- Unique Greeting Cards
- Gift Wrapping
- Cart Rental
- Stamps & Mail
- Binding & Laminating
- Key Duplication
- Office Supplies
- Cash for Textbooks
- Scanning & Faxing
- Document Finishing Services
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Packing & Shipping
Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office is proud to be a DHL Authorized Shipping Center, a FedEx Authorized ShipCenter, and an official USPS Approved Postal Provider.
We make sense of the complex shipping world so you don’t have to.
With over 50 sizes of boxes in stock, our certified Advanced Packing Specialists can safely package anything, always guaranteed; our friendly and knowledgeable International Shipping Specialists compare DHL, FedEx, and USPS options side by side to help you find the best service for your needs and budget; our industry-leading software generates your label and prints your customs documents.
From teacups to teddy bears, we can ship almost anything almost anywhere. We’re trained, we’re certified, we’re experienced, and you can trust us.
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Private Mailbox Rental (PMBs)
Rent a private mailbox (PMB) at Uncle Marty’s and keep the same address for your entire tenure in Ithaca … and beyond. Our PMBs are perfect for personal use, traveling academics in need of mail forwarding, home-based businesses, teams, clubs, charities, and more!
With a private mailbox at Uncle Marty’s, our street address becomes your address. We 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.
Come join the neighborhood. It’s nice here.
Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office offers secure semester and break storage to Cornell University and Ithaca College students, or anyone else who may need something stored. Starting at just $10 per month for items 50 pounds or less, our flat rate pricing is easy to understand so there are no surprises.
Please stop in to buy whatever boxes you need (we sell over 50 sizes!). You’re welcome to borrow a cart to make getting your stuff to us easier or, if needed, we also offer local curbside pickup and/or delivery service for just $25 per trip! And if you’re not returning to Ithaca, we can always ship your storage items to you anywhere in the world.
Pickup & Delivery Service
Have something to ship or store but can’t get it to Uncle Marty’s by yourself? We offer curbside pickup and delivery service to and from ground floor loading areas for just $25 per trip. Pickups and deliveries should be scheduled in advance, and we’ll work with you to find the best time for everyone.
Please be ready at your scheduled time at a ground floor loading area to avoid delay in your pickup or delivery. Inside pickups and deliveries are currently not available.
Printing & Copying
Prints and copies are quick and easy at Uncle Marty’s. We can print from a flash drive, or you can email the document to us ahead of time and we’ll have it ready for you. We can print or copy documents in color or black and white on a wide selection of paper colors, weights, and sizes.
We can even print custom, full color banners on our special 4′ x 1′ banner paper. Need business cards, window clings, vinyl banners, or promotional products? We do that too! Just ask for a quote.
Package receiving service at Uncle Marty’s is ideal for individuals who are expecting something important and don’t want it left on their porch or building lobby without a signature. We can accept and sign for packages as long as we are notified of them in advance and the packages are of a reasonable size and weight. (We can’t keep your package safe if we can’t get it in the door!) So, be sure to give us a heads up if you have a package on the way and bring valid photo ID (a driver licence for example) when you come to pick up your package.
Please use the following address format for packages being sent here:
(Your Name & Phone Number)
c/o Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office
206A Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14580
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Several members of our team are commissioned in New York State as notaries public, and we do our best to have a notary present for walk-in service at our store as often as we can. If you have something more complex than a quick signature or two, we advise seeking a notary provider that is able to make appointments for dedicated time. Otherwise, we will do our best to work with you when we’re able. Please call ahead to ensure a notary will be on duty when you are planning to come in.
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We take and print passport photos any time for our walk-in clients. Whether you need a standard 2″x2″ U.S. size or 45mmx35mm European visa photo, we’ll do our best to meet your needs.
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Boxes & Packing Material
At Uncle Marty’s, we stock over 50 sizes of boxes. Our boxes are strong and rated for shipping, from our tiny 4″x 4″x 4″ to our giant 32″x 24″x 24″. We work with you to find the perfect box to suit your needs.
We also sell an assortment of packing supplies including many varieties of tape, packing peanuts, and bubblepack to fit all your packing needs.
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Packing Material Recycling
Uncle Marty’s is taking steps to make the printing and shipping industries a little bit greener. We participate in the Plastic Loose Fill Council’s recycling program and will always take your used boxes, packing peanuts, bubblepack, air pillows, and other packing materials, provided that they are clean and dry. If we are unable to reuse donated material, we will make sure we dispose of it in the greenest way possible.
Used ink or toner cartridges, batteries, and metal keys are also accepted at our shop accepted for recycling. Paper with recycled content is used for printing whenever possible.
Locks of Love Shipping
Uncle Marty’s offers free shipping and a free envelope for individuals donating hair to Locks of Love and similar charities. Please bring your freshly shorn ponytail to us in a baggie and we’ll handle the rest. We’ll give you a receipt with a tracking number, and even print the donation form for you at no charge.
Support Our Troops
Care packages from home are an important part of supporting our troops. At Uncle Marty’s we offer subsidized shipping rates (less than the Post Office!) for USPS Flat Rate Military Boxes being sent to active duty service members at APO and FPO addresses. Please, send some love today!