PostalMax Receives Gold Store Award

Certified Gold Stores are model stores. They’re in great standing with all of their vendors and carriers, have a very low claim rate on things that they pack, always pay their bills on time, keep current with their training, have owners with Master of Retail Shipping Management degrees, maintain high standards of cleanliness, organization, and aesthetics in their stores, are well marketed, always display current carrier signage, have strong positive social media presence, and strive to maintain excellent customer feedback and reviews.

In short, AMBC’s Certified Store Program recognizes businesses of excellence. There are high standards required to qualify. It’s not easy, and it’s not for everyone. Customers will notice, and vendors and carriers will recognize that you represent the best of the best.

My and a few other stores are honored to have become some of the first Certified Gold Stores in the country.

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We Offer Special Services! For those buying fine art or other fragile items that need to be shipped in time for the Holidays, POSTALMAX OF SCOTTSDALE is the best choice for the shipping care you need for your artwork, gifts or collectibles. We pack your items for you, and we are specialists in the delicate packing and shipping of your fragile items.
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FedEx

FedEx Express National Service Disruption for Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Memphis hub and flight operations experienced substantial disruptions last night due to severe thunderstorms and high winds.  Consistent with the provisions of theFedEx Service Guide, the money-back guarantee is suspended for U.S. packages and shipments inbound into the U.S. from international locations with a delivery commitment of Wednesday, April 20, 2011.


UPS

Severe Weather Causing Delays
Service Update
Severe weather in Louisville, KY last night caused significant disruption to operations at WorldPort, UPS’s main hub in the U.S. As a result, some shipments may experience unavoidable delays.

The UPS Service Guarantee does not apply when transportation networks are disrupted due to conditions beyond our control.


USPS

Tennessee

Mail service is resuming at a mobile van at Henning, TN. The Post Office there, located at 415 N. Main St., Henning, TN, 38041 is a crime scene. The van will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.

New York

The Sabael Post Office, 0 State Route 30, Sabael, NY 12864-9998, has suspended operations due to a fire that destroyed the facility. For the foreseeable future, all mail operations for the Hamilton County community are being conducted out of the Indian Lake Post Office, 0 Main St., Indian Lake, NY 12842-9998. The Indian Lake Post Office will serve 79 Post Office box holders from Sabael with over-the-counter handout service at the present time. Customers may be asked to present identification for security. Affected residents will continue to use their current Sabael address. There is no change for delivery services in the surrounding area.

Weekday window hours at the Indian Lake Post Office are 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 1 P.M. until 4 P.M. Saturday hours are 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. for window services. No timetable for a return of postal services to the Hamilton County community has been established.

Montana

USPS has temporarily suspended operations at the Miles City Post Office, located at 106 N. 7th Street, Miles City, MT, 59301-9998. Postal operations and customer service have been moved to the Ace Steadman Hardware Retail Center and the former County Market site at 715 S. Haynes Avenue, Miles City, MT. The Miles City Post Office is operating retail services and PO Box mail pickup at this location. Mail sorting and carrier delivery operations are in the old County Market building.

The customer service hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday. Business Mail Acceptance hours remain at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

International Mail Service

Jamaica

Jamaica Post has advised Jamaica is experiencing repeated power failures due to an electrical malfunction on April 8. Consequently, it has not been able to prepare mail dispatch documentation using IPS Light, or to update its system with the various events for the processing and delivery of inbound traceable mail, including EMS items. Electrical power was partially restored April 13. As a result, approximately 80 percent of inbound and outbound mail operations, including EMS, has been restored. Work to repair the electrical problem is continuing and Jamaica Post hopes to fully restore postal operations by April 18. An update will be posted when normal operations have resumed.

Japan

Japan Post has informed member countries of the following updated information regarding the impact on postal services of the Pacific Ocean earthquake off the Tohoku region coast and the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.

  • Japan Post is continuing its efforts to deliver postal items, not only to addresses in the affected areas, but also to evacuation centres where affected addressees are staying temporarily. The number of areas in which there are difficulties delivering postal items has decreased.
  • Japan Post has provided a link to the sites of government agencies — including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism — which are providing updated information regarding radiation levels in Japan, including information released by international organizations (ICAO, IATA, IMO and IAEA).

Additional information is available athttp://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2011/0331_01_en.html. For an up-to-date list of the areas still facing delivery problems, use the listed url and go to the page entitled “Delivery delay of international postal items caused by the Pacific Ocean earthquake off the Tohoku region coast.”

Malta

MaltaPost p.l.c. has advised that the forwarding of letters and parcels from Malta to Libya has been suspended. MaltaPost p.l.c. will not provide open or closed transit services on behalf of third countries until further notice. Any such items will be returned to the country of origin, including mail already en route to Malta or currently in possession of carriers within Malta.

Turkey

Turkish Post has advised that the forwarding of letters and parcels by airmail or S.A.L. from Turkey to Libya has been suspended. Any such items received will be returned to the country of origin. Turkish Post will not provide any open or closed transit services on behalf of third countries until further notice.

Italy

Postal Italian advises that beginning March 28, the OE of Roma Aeroporto (ITFCOA) will no longer process outbound international Priority Mail and registered items (UN and UR dispatches). Starting on that date, all outbound mail will be processed at the OE of Milano Peschiera Borromeo (ITLINA) and will be the only Office of Exchange for Priority Mail and registered mail processing.

Germany

In order to guarantee the safety of the general public and meet the current heightened security requirements in Germany, the designated postal operator of Germany will not accept transit airmail (open or closed) destined for the U. S. — or airmail destined for other countries that would need to go through the U.S. — that contains items weighing 500 grams or more, or contains any items from Somalia or Yemen.

This directive also applies to mail already en route to Germany or currently in the possession of carriers in Germany but does not affect surface transit mail shipped by sea to the U.S.

This security measure will remain in force until April 30, 2011. However, should the authorities of the United States of America discontinue the security measures currently implemented or amend these measures in a manner that allows for a relaxation of the current restrictions on transit operations, the designated postal operator of Germany will discontinue the restrictions prior to April 30. Designated operators will be notified if the restrictions are lifted.

Libya

Effective immediately, all U.S. Postal Service locations cannot accept any mail addressed to recipients in Libya. This suspension affects Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®), Express Mail International®, Priority Mail International®, First-Class Mail International®, International Priority Airmail™ (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag items. Mail addressed to Libya that has already been accepted by the Postal Service — other than items already at an International Service Center — will be returned. Upon request, the Postal Service will refund postage and fees on items returned due to the temporary suspension of service. Items already at an International Service Center may be returned or held for dispatch in accordance with USPS policy once service is restored.

Portugal

Portugal Post reports that in the light of continuing international security concerns and the amended security measures implemented by the USA effective Dec. 10, 2010, it will not accept transit airmail (open or closed) destined for the U.S., or airmail destined for other countries that would need to be transported through the U.S. In order to guarantee the safety of the general public and meet the heightened security requirements in Portugal, mail items fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria or mail bags and receptacles containing such items for transit to the U.S. will not be accepted. Also, any such mail will be left with the carrier and will not be admitted to Portugal. This directive also applies to mail already enroute to Portugal or currently in Portugal. This security measure is immediately effective and will remain in force until further notice.

Romania

Romania Post reports that following special security measures implemented by the U.S. for postal items, the it will no longer accept postal items in transit (open or closed) to the U.S. Any dispatches received in transit to the U. S. by error will be returned to the originating postal operator. This procedure is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

Yemen

The U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended acceptance of inbound international mail originating in Yemen, and continues to monitor the situation as part of its mission to protect the Postal Service, its employees and its customers. The Postal Service is prepared to make further adjustments to its international mail transportation network based on the recommendations of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and other federal law enforcement agencies.

 

Shipping Service Delays

SERVICE DELAYS

FedEx

Severe winter weather continues to affect FedEx operations. While service is resuming in the Southeastern U.S., the storm that hit the Northeast is affecting FedEx service.  Unavoidable service delays should be expected due to local road conditions.  FedEx is committed to providing service to the best of our ability in areas that can be safely accessed and where conditions have improved. We will continue to monitor the situation to minimize the impact on service. Please continue to check fedex.com for updates.

FedEx Express®
Some FedEx Express stations across the Northeast are either closed or operating on a delayed scheduled due to snow and icy conditions. In the Southeast, service is back to normal or returning to normal. Some delays should be expected, especially on secondary roads and rural routes and in those areas hit hardest by the storm.
FedEx Ground®
Delays should be expected in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire , New Jersey, New York Metro area, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington DC. Significant delays should also be expected in Athens, Ga., Atlanta Metro area, Elizabeth City, N.C., Fayetteville, N.C., Greensboro, N.C., Greenville Rocky Mount, N.C. and Greenville, S.C.

FedEx Freight®
Delays should be expected in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.


UPS
Severe winter weather in the northeastern and southeastern United States is affecting UPS operations as many roads throughout the regions are treacherous or impassable. With safety as their first priority, UPS is deploying contingency plans wherever possible to minimize the impact to service.

UPS International

Australia

The Queensland floods which struck Australia in December 2010 have resulted in service disruptions, affecting pickup and delivery services in Queensland, Australia. Service delays can be expected in the following postal codes in Australia until further notice.

Affected postal codes:
4305 Ipswich
4350 Toowoomba
4357 Millerman
4405 Dalby
4413 Chinchilla
4415 Miles
4487 St. George
4515 Kilcoy
4520 Cedar Creek
4558 Maroochydore
4570 Gympie
4610 Kingaroy
4615 Nanango
4621 Biggenden
4650 Maryborough
4655 Hervey Bay
4700 Rockhampton
4719 Theodore
4720 Emerald
4744 Mines
4000 Brisbane City
4005 New Farm
4006 Bowen Hills
4008 Pinkenba
4010 Albion
4030 Windsor
4066 Auchenflower
4068 Chelmer
4069 Brookfield
4070 Moggill
4075 Corinda
4076 Wacol
4101 South Brisbane
4103 Fairfield
4104 Yeronga
4105 Moorooka
4106 Rocklea
4151 Coorparoo
4169 East Brisbane
4170 Norman Park
4171 Bulimba
4172 Murarrie
4174 Hemmant
4178 Lytton

Please contact your local Account Executive or Customer Service Representatives for more information.

India

Service delays can be expected for all shipments in and out of the New Delhi Airport due to a system migration exercise by local authorities. As an interim measure, the customs authorities are allowing manual clearance but there are limitations due to the high volume processed at this airport.

Please note that during this period, the UPS Service Guarantee for all shipments in and out of New Delhi will be suspended until further notice.


USPS:
Heavy snowstorms and severe weather conditions have severely affected the Southeast, Midwest and parts of the Northeast regions of the United States. The severe weather started on Jan. 10 and disrupted inbound and outbound mail flows — including collection and delivery — in the affected areas. Several airports have been closed and hundreds of flights cancelled. At least a foot of snow is forecast to fall by Thursday in cities such as New York, NY, Boston, MA, Providence, RI, and Hartford, CT. Philadelphia, PA, may get up to 6 inches of snow, with smaller amounts forecast for Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. If the forecast is correct, flights may be delayed or cancelled at such major airline hubs as New York (JFK and LaGuardia), Newark, NJ, as well as the Philadelphia and Boston airports.

USPS advises there will be an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) outage on Jan. 23, from 2 p.m.-midnight, EST. The outage will affect all in- and outbound EDI messaging. All files will be held in queue to be processed and released once the outage is over.

Connecticut

Due to severe weather conditions, the following Postal facilities have suspended operations:

Barry Square Station, Hartford 06114
Short Beach Station, Branford 06405
Devon Station, Milford 06460
Baybrook Station, West Haven 06516

Southeast Region

Freezing temperatures continue to hamper mail delivery service in many parts of the South and Southeast areas. Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and parts of North Carolina continue to experience temperatures below freezing. Power outages have caused delayed Postal facility openings and temporary suspension of mail services. Mailers should check with their local offices to learn when operations return to normal.

Massachusetts

Due to severe weather and hazardous road conditions, mail deliveries have been curtailed. USPS has reports of power outages in the 023, 020 ZIP Code areas. Postal facilities affected in these areas include:

Bridgewater 02324
West Bridgewater 02379
East Bridgewater 02333
Halifax 02338
Randolph 02368
Scituate 02066
Green Harbor 02041
Hanover 02339
North Abington 02351
Nantucket 02554 (Transportation limited, no mail delivery)

Rhode Island

The severe winter storm has caused mail service delays and delayed openings of postal facilities. Areas affected include:

Rehoboth 02769
Seekonk 02771
Woonsocket 02895

Montana

USPS has temporarily suspended operations at the Miles City Post Office, located at 106 N. 7th Street, Miles City, MT, 59301-9998. Postal operations and customer service have been moved to the Ace Steadman Hardware Retail Center and the former County Market site at 715 S. Haynes Avenue, Miles City, MT. The Miles City Post Office is operating retail services and PO Box mail pickup at this location. Mail sorting and carrier delivery operations are in the old County Market building.

The customer service hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday. Business Mail Acceptance hours remain at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Pennsylvania

Due to an accident at the Presto Post Office, 5234 Thoms Run Road, Presto, PA, 15142, the facility will be closed for several weeks. All mail operations are being conducted out of the Bridgeville Post Office, 700 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, PA, 15017.

Tennessee

Mail service is resuming at a mobile van at Henning, TN. The Post Office there, located at 415 N. Main St., Henning, TN, 38041 is a crime scene. The van will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. Authorities continue to search for the killer or killers of two Postal Service workers in Henning.

International Mail Service

Australia

Australia Post has declared a state of emergency due to rains and flooding that have affected the entire State of Queensland. Evacuations of townships continue and a number of roads and highways have been cut off, leading to delays in deliveries and pick-ups. All road and rail services to and from Brisbane are suspended. There is no indication when conditions will improve.

Greenland

As a result of a labor dispute, no flights are operating in Greenland or between Denmark and Greenland. The stoppage began Jan. 10 and will continue through Jan. 15.

Honduras

The designated postal operator of Honduras advises Empresa de Correos de Honduras (HONDUCOR) has informed DHL to transport and hand over mail to other postal administrations in accordance with UPU standards and procedures on a temporary basis. All the mail transported by DHL will be dispatched from Honduras with the code of the office of exchange and accompanying documents, in accordance with UPU standards.

Pakistan

An estimated 14 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan, which began towards the end of last month in the wake of particularly heavy monsoon rains, and which have destroyed homes, farmland and major infrastructure in large parts of the country, especially the north-west province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the information received from Pakistan Post, the country’s postal infra­structures have suffered catastrophic damage. This flood is one of the worst natural disasters in Pakistan’s history, and more than a thousand post offices have been damaged. Pakistan Post’s top priority is to establish mobile post offices in the areas affected.

Yemen

The U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended acceptance of inbound international mail originating in Yemen, and continues to monitor the situation as part of its mission to protect the Postal Service, its employees and its customers. The Postal Service is prepared to make further adjustments to its international mail transportation network based on the recommendations of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and other federal law enforcement agencies.

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It’s All About Choice…
Postalmax of Scottsdale is a FedEx Authorized ShipCenter, a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet, an Approved Shipper for The US Postal Service and a DHL Authorized Shipping Center. This gives us a variety of shipping and mailing options, so we can provide you with the service that best fits your needs—both for budget and speed.
 
Our fully integrated shipping system lets you see exactly when each carrier delivers, and what each service costs—no need to spend hours looking up different rates online or calling for quotes.  And we can tell you exactly what it will cost to pack, insure, and ship your items—all in a matter of minutes.  We put the word convenience into shipping.

UPS to add 50,000 jobs.

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United Parcel Service Inc. plans to add about 50,000 jobs during the holidays this year.

The Atlanta-based package shipping and supply chain giant told Atlanta Business Chronicle, a sister publication, that 2,000 of those jobs will be in Georgia.

Last year, it also added about 50,000 holiday jobs. The number of applicants for those seasonal jobs spiked 40 percent last year, UPS said.

The majority of the jobs are part-time and include driver helpers and package handlers.

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Airline Baggage Shipping

Shipping Airline Luggage from Scottsdale, AZ. using Postalmax

Are you looking for an alternative to the new airline luggage charges? You are not alone! Due to new airline baggage restrictions brought on by high fuel prices, many airlines are now charging $25-$100 to check even one bag. Airlines are also severely limiting the number and size of carry on items allowed on flights. As if it wasn’t bad enough having to haul the bags to and from the airport, having to take them through security and having to worry about the airlines losing your luggage and ruining your trip. Now you get to pay for it! Northwest Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Allegiant Air, British Airways, KLM, Sun Country, JetBlue, Continental Airlines, Air Canada, Southwest Airlines and Lufthansa have all announced new and/or increased airline baggage charges and other airlines are sure to follow suit.

Now there is a better way. Millions of Americans have begun shipping their airline baggage via other methods instead of checking it with the airline. This alternative is often less expensive and provides pickup at your door and delivery of your airline luggage at the address of your destination eliminating the hassle of having to haul your luggage through, to and from the airport. Now you can travel light and leave the luggage to someone else. Here’s how it works:

  1.   You contact a shipper,  such as PostalMax Scottsdale AirPark www.ScottsdaleShipping.com before embarking on your trip. Ship your luggage with Postalmax. Luggage shipping and handling services work the same way, providing you convenient, hassle-free airline luggage pickup as well as white glove service including a protective cover for your baggage during shipment.
  2.    The shipping company or luggage shipper ships your luggage via their air and ground methods. Again, this is often less expensive than paying the various new airline baggage fees if you check the bags. You are also provided with a tracking number to assure that your luggage arrives safely at its destination.
  3.   Your luggage is then delivered right to the door of your destination address. No tip required! You can also save time by not having to go through baggage pickup when you arrive at your destination airport.
  4.   You arrive at your destination with your bags already waiting. On your return trip, the process is repeated with the luggage shipping company returning your luggage directly to your home or office.

It’s that simple. And these shipping services can ship larger and harder to handle items than the airlines including guitars, skis, surfboards, guns and much more. Very handy if you need to haul something large with you when you are flying. See what a few folks had to say after the first time they tried shipping their luggage rather than checking it:

“This is the best idea I’ve come across in a long time! I’m not sure why I didn’t think of it. I flew to New York last month and shipped my suitcases via FedEx instead of through the airline. It was fast and easy and saved me considerable hassle at the airport. Thanks for the tip. – Sal Solano, Short Hills, NJ

“I am a grandmother and am not able to lift as heavy things as I used to. I received the idea to use a luggage shipping company from a friend I play cards with. She travels quite extensively and I always wondered how she manages to carry her heavy suitcases with her. It turns out she doesn’t carry them at all. She uses a luggage shipping company and recommended I try them as well. So I called the luggage shipping company and they sent a gentleman to my house several days before my trip. He picked up my suitcases and assured me he would be very careful with them. When I stepped off the plane I almost forgot and went to the baggage terminal to claim my bags! My daughter had to remind me that they were already waiting for me at her house, safe and sound. I will ship my luggage every time I fly from now on and would recommend it to all senior citizens.” –Edie Jones, Great Rapids, MI

“A great idea for busy people! One way to make flying nowadays a little less nasty!” – Barry Kaufman, NYC, NY