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 top-tier 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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Mail & Package Receiving Service
Sick of porch pirates? Tired of changing your address?
With a PMB (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.
Mail forwarding and mail scanning services are also available.
Don’t want to rent a PMB just yet, but still need something delivered here securely? We do that too! Please visit unclemartysoffice.com/package-receiving for more information.
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 $15 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! 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 loading areas for just $25. 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 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. You can fill out our Print Order Form, bring in a usb drive, or 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.
Some 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.
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 glad to take small household quantities* of clean, odorless, and dry** packing peanuts, bubblepack, air pillows, and other packing materials for reuse.
We’re even now accepting larger foam pieces (like foam coolers and packaging) that may otherwise end up in the landfill. We have a machine that breaks these pieces down into one-inch cubes that can then be reused as peanut-like loosefill, which we call “ReFill.”
We are not able to accept used cardboard at this time and advise that you just recycle any cardboard or used boxes with your weekly recycling pickup.
*We ask that small household quantities only be donated at our shop. While we do everything we can to reuse everything we can, this reuse program has been so well received by our community that the quantity of donations we receive far exceeds what we’re able to use. We’re looking at solutions to distribute this donated material to others who could use it, however at the present time our storage capacity is maximized and the intake is still far greater than the demand. So, for now, we apologize that we can’t accept any more truckloads or commercial loads of donations, but are glad to take small quantities from our neighbors who would otherwise have no alternative than to throw it out.
**It is very important that donated materials be clean, odorless, and dry. We cannot accept musty or dirty donations, or bags of donations mixed with household garbage, leaves, or other debris.
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!