Putting the ‘Plus? into Clarkston

With the holidays approaching quickly, Pack & Mail Plus provides Clarkston residents one stop convenience with a friendly smile.
On Nov 5, Clarkston residents, Kim and Paul Lieberman, opened the store for residents. Along with sending mail out and offering mail supplies, the store offers many other services with competitive prices and unique retail gifts.
“Clarkston needed this, besides the post office and UPS,” said Kim.
The location began as just an idea. The couple wanted to independently own part of a franchise. They went on the internet and searched for a franchise. They wanted something would not just give them as owners a choice in what to carry, but choices for the customers as well.
“Diversity of products and uniqueness,” said Paul in how Pack & Mail Plus came to be in Clarkston. They found Pack & Mail Plus on the internet. In August, they visited the Saline location, which is one of the few in Michigan. It was built to be the training store and model store for future Pack & Mail Plus locations. Then, they checked the company’s references and looked at the other stores.
Also, they looked into packaging and shipping stores around the area and noticed not only was there not one in Clarkston, but many in areas around Clarkston would only ship using one carrier. So they decided Pack & Mail Plus was the best option for them and the Clarkston area, not only to mail but to provide other services.
For mail services, they have mail drop and forwarding. Along with selling postage stamps, they also sell a variety of sizes of mailing tubes and boxes, padded envelopes, bubble wrap and packaging tape.
They offer the choice of sending packages through UPS, FedEx, and DHL. All of your shipping needs from packing the package with and postage stamps.
Customers can a rent mailboxes that are private and secure. Unlike, the post office where you would use a post office box as an address, Pack & Mail Plus provides the renter with an address to use. Also, Pack & Mail Plus will hold packages larger than the box behind the desk, where the post office will not.
They provide a notary service. Other services that can be found at the store are renting computers, color and black and white copying, printing, laminating, binding and fax.
They also provide invitations and announcements for showers, wedding, graduations and other special occasions. Along with business cards, flyers, banners and retail signs.
Other items that can be purchased are office and school supplies, ink cartridges and retail gifts.
They have a Sony digital printing station where customers can scan pictures or print from digital media. The service provides many options for the user. They can do a collage of digital images, add borders around the pictures for different occasions, add text, and print the photos in black and white or color.
They will offer different specials during the year. Currently focusing on the holidays and packaging and shipping. After the holidays, they will move their focus to special on invites for weddings and graduations.
Visit now until Dec 5 to register for prizes they are giving away. It’s free to enter and prizes include Lions rolling cooler, Detroit Tigers bag, an Olympus digital camera.
They will also be giving out smaller prizes such as free copies, free ink and toner for businesses.
While there, pick up a frequent shipper card. With the card, after shipping nine packages, you will get $5.00 off the tenth one. The offer applies to UPS, DHL, FedEx, and U.S. Mail packages five pounds or more.
“We want customers to pick up one or two things and then come back for more,” said Wendi Mohl, Vice President and corporate trainer for the company. Her dad, Mike Gallagher, is the President of the company.
Gallagher started the company in 1984 with a store in New Mexico. Then, he began selling them as a chain of stores. Today, there are over 800 locations nationwide, with only three to four in Michigan.
Pack & Mail Plus is located in the Kroger Center plaza at 6643 Dixie Highway. They are open Mon. – Fri. 8am-7pm and Sat. 9am-5pm. They are closed Sunday.