(If you are looking for the UPS Middleton Distribution Facility, ie, the Brown Trucks and deliveries, please go to ups.com or call 800-PICKUPS--we are not them! Thanks.)
I'm interrupting our usual marketing stream with a few quick updates; our topical and timely banter resumes after the updates.
Before our updates even begin, here's a hot-off-the-TV link from a live interview done on Friday 29 Nov on NBC15 in Madison, WI, discussing holiday packaging and packing do's and don'ts...:
UPS Store of Middleton How to Package and Ship During Holidays
1.) Community, The UPS Store of Middleton will donate $1 to the MCPASD Education Foundation for every package that we process on the first three Fridays in Dec 2013---12/6, 12/13, 12/20. These donations will go to the Foundation as pass through grants for local teachers, to help them offset the expenses they incur and pay for out of their own pockets for the benefit of our kids.
2.) Community. As holidays approach, please don't forget to help those in need in our community. Middleton Outreach Ministry is serving even more families now that cuts have occurred in the federal and state food assistance programs, so please volunteer your time or resources to help MOM and your neighbors. As an example of walking the talk, we recently paid one our staff members--Zach Nutt--to help MOM staff unload and stack 8400 pounds of very welcome donated orange juice at the food pantry this week. Thanks Zach!
3.) Store. We can now ship WINE purchased from Willy Street Grocery Coop and Brennan's Market, and possibly some other retailers. Talk about matches made in heaven---WI cheeses and wines purchased locally and shipped locally to out of town friends/loved ones. We can only ship wine and there are restrictions so please come in for details,
4.) Store. Please check out this month's 'Middleton Life' magazine, where we are the cover article! Plus, tune into NBC15 early Friday morning 11/29 to see us discuss how to pack gifts for holiday shipping. Also, come on by and see or even better, use our NEW LARGE FORMAT, 12-COLOR PRINTER for banners, posters, photos, et. al. We can print on paper, vinyl, Tyvek, canvas, photo paper and other media. And check out our assorted print and shipping offers in your mail and email.
5.) Holiday Hours. The UPS Store of Middleton will be open normal business hours on 11/27 and 11/29. During the last couple weeks before Christmas, we'll be open until 7p weeknights, Saturdays 9-4, and Sundays 12-4. Hope you have safe and enjoyable holidays!
Ho, Ho, Hoooow did the holidays suddenly come upon us?
So let's make life a little simpler and easier for you because you have plenty going on and odds are that the pace will only quicken in the coming month. How can we help simplify your life? Several ways:
First, Printing. We just installed a brand new 44" WIDE FORMAT COLOR PRINTER. And I care because....? You care because now we can design and print any holiday banners, posters, canvasses or other prints in addition to your holiday letters, cards, personalized calendars, invitations and related items. All in one place. Idea generation. Design. Print. Send. Bask in accolades. The usual.
Second, Shipping. And not just shipping, but packing. UPS has very strict guidelines and standards for how shipments should be properly packed. Our store has gone through a rigorous UPS certification program and qualifies for the UPS Pack and Ship Guarantee. This means that any item we package, box, and send for you is guaranteed to arrive safely, or your money back. And 'money back' means not just the shipment value, but the packaging and shipping costs also. So honestly, why would you want to pack something yourself when we can do it for you at minimal cost while removing all risk? Check that one off the list.
And speaking of shipping, we obviously ship via UPS, but also via DHL (international), US Postal Service, and regional couriers. All have multiple options, timeframes, and unique services. Talk about flexibility! We're like the Cirque du Soleil of shipping stores!
Plus, we provide notary services, shredding services, fax and scan offerings, greeting cards, retail items...? Geez, all in one place? You betcha!
Oh, and if you are AAA or AARP members, you receive significant discounts on all the above.
So by offering all of these services and benefits in one place, in addition to our wonderful, warm staff, is how we hope to make your life a little simpler and easier. We hope you stop by and visit us--we're a friendly bunch and are locally-owned and community-focused. See you soon.