In the wake of the local UPS distribution center closing its customer service counter earlier this month, Your TIMES is working to quickly set up a pack and ship business located inside its office at 111 N. Oak Street in Sallisaw, Jeff Mayo, Your TIMES publisher, said.
“We ship a lot of packages by UPS each week and we think there are a lot of other customers in Sallisaw that need a way to pack and ship here in Sallisaw,” Mayo said. “We plan to offer shipping through UPS, FedEx and USPS.
“We are ordering the shipping hardware and will be re-arranging our front office to accommodate a shipping counter,” Mayo said.
In addition to shipping services, Your TIMES will sell boxes and packing materials and any- thing else needed to quickly and efficiently ship your package.
“ This is a natural addition to our commercial printing and promotional products business,” Mayo said. “We have seen great growth in everything from banners to business cards. Packing and shipping will be a convenient addition.
“We have applications submitted to be set up as an authorized shipper, and hope to begin shipping packages with at least one carrier by mid-December,” Mayo said.
Your TIMES has been located at 111 N. Oak Street for over 90 years.