Pak Mail Peachtree City
1200 Highway 74 South, Ste 6
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Tel: 770-486-0069
Call: 770-486-0069
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Monday - Friday
USPS: 1:00 pm
FedEx Ground: 4:00 pm
FedEx Express: 5:30 pm
UPS: 5:30 pm
USPS: 12:00 pm
FedEx Express: 12:30 pm


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With shipping, SIZE matters!

January 13th, 2015 by
In shipping there is a concept called “dimensional weight”, sometimes referred to as “dim weight”. The concept is pretty straightforward. If you have a box with a bowling ball in it, you pay for the weight to ship it. That seems pretty intuitive. However, the same size box filled with feathers weighs hardly anything at all, but it takes up the same amount of room on the truck or plane as that bowling ball box. So you pay for size, or “dim weight”. You pay for the actual weight or the “dim weight” – whichever is higher.
“Dim weight” is determined by multiplying the length, width, and height of the box to determine its cubic inches then divided by a “dim factor” decided upon by the carriers, currently 166.
Air shipping has always been “dimmed” as jet fuel is expensive, however, in the past ground shipping has not had dim factors applied until the package exceeded three cubic feet – one example is a box that measures 24x18x12. That size is three cubic feet, so anything smaller would ship at actual weight. Anything larger will ship at actual or “dim weight”, whichever is higher.
This year, in addition to the regular rate increases that come every January both UPS and FedEx will begin applying “dim weight” factors on ALL shipments, ground and air, regardless of size.
What this means to you
It means many lightweight packages will see an increase in cost, not only for the yearly increase, but for the size as well. For example, a 12x12x12 box that weighs 5 lbs. and shipped via ground was charged for 5 lbs. in 2014. With these new changes, a 12x12x12 box dims to 11 lbs. so you will pay for actual weight or 11 lbs., whichever is greater.
Bottom line – if you ship large, lightweight packages your costs will increase, possibly by quite a bit. This is completely beyond our control – it’s what UPS and FedEx have decided to do to combat people using boxes that are too big for what they’re shipping and taking up excess space on the trucks.  Just think about all those non-fragile Amazon and Zappos packages you receive with multiple air pillows in them!
As always, we will continue to find the most cost effective solution for your shipping needs while using the smallest packaging possible that still properly protects your items from damage.
We appreciate your understanding that this is a carrier decision, not a Pak Mail one.

Holiday and Special Occasion Gift Giving Tips

December 4th, 2013 by

Pak Mail simplifies the long-distance gift-giving experience. Once you ship to your family members or special friends, your list of names and addresses are safely stored as part of your profile in our database; the next time you can simply say, “I’d like to send this to my grandson James or my Great-Aunt Kelly.”

Holiday Shipping from Colorado Springs, Gift Shipping from ColoradoSome gift shipping tips:

  • Make sure any fragile item is cushioned well before gift-wrapping.
  • Avoid giving perfume or cologne; it is considered flammable and a hazardous material.
  • Don’t ship liquor and wine. It cannot be legally shipped person to person.  It can only ship from a licensed liquor distributor/winery.
  • Avoid giving chocolates; they may melt in transit.
  • Ship perishables, such as baked goods, meat or fruit, on Monday or Tuesday during the holiday season.
  • Select small, non-fragile, lighter weight gifts if you’re on a tight budget. It can help save on shipping costs.
  • Ship holiday packages early, at least 2 weeks ahead if possible. During the Christmas season carriers encounter a large volume of packages and remove delivery guarantees as it gets closer to the actual holiday.

November 8th, 2013 by

Pak Mail Peachtree City SouthPak Mail Peachtree City South has a new website to better serve our customers. You can now track a shipment, request a free estimate, or just learn about all the great packing and shipping services we have to offer. In addition to packing and shipping we also have a complete line of business services like; mailbox rental, copy and fax, document finishing, and much more. Contact us for more information.

Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Peachtree City is a full service shipping store specializing in custom packing, custom crating, and small-to-large freight shipping.  We are located in south Peachtree City and proudly serve Peachtree City, Senoia, Fayetteville, Brooks, Tyrone, Newnan, South Metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas. Request a free online estimate or give us a call at 770-486-0069.


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