Before modern shipping services, delivering an important package was a drawn-out process that hinged upon the messenger pigeon’s willingness to lick a stamp. Send a parcel to distant lands with today’s Groupon to The UPS Store’s Oak Park Commons location in Lenexa. Choose from three options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of packing and shipping services.
- For $25, you get $50 worth packing and shipping services.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of printing and copying services.<p>
The UPS Store’s assiduous staff goes to great lengths to ensure parcels remain safe in transit, specializing in packing fragile items such as antiques, art, and china. Customer-service specialists help visitors to calculate the shipping costs of their items, which depend on the weight, length, and width of the package, as well as the estimated distance it will travel via trebuchet catapult. Guests can let the shop’s precise packers pack anything into a 12-inch or smaller box ($5.99), with shipping costs averaging between $12 to $15, depending on the trifecta of size, weight, and distance. All shipments are assured a safe arrival or customers will be fully reimbursed as part of UPS’s pack and ship promise.
The multifaceted service also prints high volumes of business cards ($59.95 for 500) and full-color tri-fold brochures ($299 for 250). Design a 3’x6’ outdoor banner to punch up company picnics or to relay “Beware of Unicorn” warnings to curious neighbors ($99). The UPS printing team also accepts emailed documents prior to the scheduled press time and can have them ready for pickup or delivery the next day.
The UPS Store
For more than 100 years, United Parcel Service's recognizable brown trucks have been showing up on doorsteps in a timely fashion. Founded in 1907 as a messenger company, UPS has grown into a multibillion-dollar corporation by enabling commerce to travel the globe. Now the world's largest package-delivery company and a recognized name in specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS's legions manage the flow of goods, funds, and grandmas' cookies in more than 200 countries. The UPS Store's obliging staff and reputation for reliable package conveyance attracts all types of packers, shippers, and printers. Packers regularly stop in for masking-tape rolls and other do-it-yourself supplies. Alternatively, senders can enlist the skillful packing of the store's staffers, who will deftly seal boxes and cushion contents with bubble wrap or styrofoam peanut-butter sandwiches. In addition to packaging services and supplies, UPS Stores proffer printing services for large-quantity flyer makers and mailbox rentals for lazy messenger pigeons. Each independently owned location abides by the company's rigorous cargo standards and solemn Pack & Ship Promise.