While slow by today’s standards, the pony express increased the speed of communication with its then innovative technique of hiring fast-talking auctioneers to read letters out loud to their recipients. Show someone you care in double time with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of packaging, shipping, and supplies at The UPS Store.
The UPS Store, the shipping- and office-supplies mecca, packages and sends parcels and equips offices with all manner of workplace accouterments. The center’s helpful crew packages and sends gifts, documents, and other moveables in a range of shipping boxes ($2–$15), which clients can keep digital tabs on in real time using the website’s tracking service or fleet of GPS-enabled carrier pigeons. Patrons with a home business or undying hatred of their own mailbox can receive mail at one of the store’s private boxes ($20–$30/mo.), popping in on their shipments 24 hours a day or having the staff forward mail to another address. Like a rogue scientist’s fruit-snack cloning laboratory, the shop stocks an arsenal of copy machines, each churning out duplicates of flyers and documents in stark black-and-white ($0.04–$0.15) or cone- and rod-pleasing color ($0.29–$0.49).
620 Park Ave.
Rochester, New York 14607Get Directions