I recently closed a business location I had occupied for over 25 years and dreaded the mail hassle I imagined would accompany that closure.
Luckily I set up an account at the UPS Store at 8033 Sunset, a location I have been driving past for years, every time I take Laurel Canyon Blvd. I have been using their service for over 2 months now and can give you this seasoned review.
The initial application process was simple. Just fill out the forms with the names of the persons or businesses that may be receiving mail, pay your fees, get your keys and you are all set.
The employees are very helpful and the access terrific. During their generous 7 day a week open hours, the friendly staff is available to help you with your questions, packing, shipping, etc.
The UPS Store offers small medium and large boxes. If your box is for a business, you need at least a medium box. The rentals are for 3, 6 or 12 month periods with monthly rental charges reduced for longer terms. There is a refundable security deposit and a one time $25 set-up fee. The monthly prices range from only $17.50 for a small box for personal use to $51.75 for a short term rental of a large corporate box.
Here is a recap of the things I found most important:
- Helpful friendly staff important when you are going to a location several times a week!
- Great access The staff is there to help you 7 days a week
- 8:30a -7p Monday Friday
- 9a 6p Saturday
- 10a -5p Sunday
- 24/7 access with a key to the front door
- You are given a private mailing address, no PO Box address
- Free parking in back of the store
- Extras services offered
- Copy and print
- Passport photos
- Rubber stamps
- Office and mailing supplies
- Packing and shipping
- Mail forwarding if you are out of town
To give you some background, Mail Boxes Etc. and UPS joined together creating the worlds largest retail shipping, postal and business services with 5,600 locations worldwide. Their customer service is outstanding, always with a friendly smile and great customer service.
Packages won't be left at your doorstep anymore for the possibility to be stolen; Mail Boxes Etc. hold customers' packages in a secure place for them to pick up at their leisure. Sales representatives get to know you day by day, and begin knowing your name. Most stores are still locally owned and operated with the same great service.
For those with relatives that live outside the United States or just love to travel, Mail Boxes Etc. are located globally and transferring mail is not a problem. Some locations also offer computer time rental complete with scanning and printing capabilities.
Mail Boxes Etc. website offers the same information with options to track a package, locate local stores, or fill out their customer survey with five simple questions to help better their service personally and via the web. Many customers benefit by having a separate and personal mailbox away from home to keep their lives private.
You can learn more at www.upsstore.com
The UPS Store is located at
8033 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046