The moment before opening a package, excited recipients either wonder what the interior contents could be or rejoice in the knowledge that their box collection has just grown stronger. Package wonder with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of packing materials, shipping, and copying at The UPS Store located in Mill Woods Town Centre.
The storefront wing of a worldwide shipping empire, The UPS Store staffs packaging professionals who help customers coordinate services from international and domestic shipping to printing and copying. Bearers of transit-bound goods, such as holiday trinkets and dough balls for extended family, can acquire a 10"x10"x10" box ($3.99) and then cushion cargo with sheets of large bubble wrap ($0.99/ft.) and packing tape ($3.99/roll). Alternatively, senders can hand the packing over to The UPS Store's box barons, who secure shipments of up to 11 total pounds with tasty packing peanuts and tape ($9.99; $12.99 for fragile shipments). The UPS Store also serves as a neighbourhood print-and-copy centre so locals can clone flyers of their Twitter handles in black and white ($0.10+ each) or colour ($0.79+ each).