Folsom Pak Mail
9580 Oak Ave Pkwy, #7
Folsom, CA 95630
Tel: 916-990-9002
Call: 916-990-9002
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 PM


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Box Going To 3-year Old Cancer Survivor

November 27th, 2016 by

On July 31st we shipped artwork created by a local artist.  See Artwork for a Cancer Patient.  It was sent to Ben, a 3-year old fighting cancer.  Now the same artist boxed up a lot of small gifts and we shipped the box.  Below is an image of the opened box.  On the left is a super hero (Ben’s favorite) advent calendar.

Once again I thank the artist for the opportunity to be of service and thank her for reminding me of the true meaning of the holiday season.




Artwork For Cancer Patient

July 31st, 2016 by

Folsom Pak Mail packs and ships a lot of artwork.  Some artwork has a special story behind it.  This is one of those stories.

One of our customers called and explained they had drawn a Batman picture for a little boy named Ben.  Ben is a 3 year old super hero fan fighting kidney cancer. See Ben’s Superheroes.

We were pleased our customer chose Folsom Pak Mail to pack and ship this encouraging gift.  While the artist wishes to remain anonymous, we want to recognize her for her compassion and artistic skill.  Below is the artwork.

With all that is going wrong in the world, it is uplifting to see and participate in such a kind act.

Superhero Ben



The artist contacted me and shared the following link with me.  It takes you to an article about Ben.  It is nice to see the artist’s work was featured in the article.  Ben’s Article


Expedited Passport Service

July 14th, 2016 by

In response to customer requests, Folsom Pak Mail now offers expedited passport services.  In a nutshell, this service is for individuals with booked travel and departure within two-weeks and need to renew their passports prior to departure.  In partnership with a company that works directly with the State Department, we can renew passports in 12 days to as short as one day.  Please call for details.  916-990-9002.

Live Scan

May 10th, 2016 by

Folsom Pak Mail now offers Live Scan digital fingerprinting. No appointment is necessary. Fingerprinting services available Monday – Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Cost is $20 plus any government agency fees.

Pak Mail just got bigger!

May 6th, 2016 by

It is always nice to be wanted. And a few weeks ago Annex Brands acquired the Pak Mail franchise system. Annex Brands started years ago as a mail store and has grown by acquiring other mail store franchise systems. So now Pak Mail is part of the largest privately owned mailing/packing/shipping/freight franchise system in the US. For more details regarding Annex Brands and the official press release, click here.

Now, what does this mean to you and me?  I am very excited as Annex Brands has a substantial number of supplemental products and services Folsom Pak Mail can offer.  I am reviewing these products and will bring them into the store over the next few months.

In the meantime my store remains a Pak Mail franchise with its many benefits to you.  Thanks for being my customer.


April 14th, 2016 by

A customer stopped by the other day and asked if they could ship a box of chicks (as in baby chicks) to my store  The delivery required a signature and they wanted to make sure the chicks were delivered immediately rather than riding the mail truck all day. I said “Of course. I am here to be of service.”

To the US Mail’s credit, the chicks, shipped by USPS Express Mail, arrived the next morning shortly after I opened. A tip of the hat to the local Folsom Post Office for ensuring the chicks were delivered immediately. I signed for the chicks and called the customer. The customer came a short time later but in the meantime my customers and I were serenaded by a chick chorus.

I share this story to emphasize that Folsom Pak Mail is here to be of service. We accept all deliveries and will work with you to ensure you satisfaction.

Below is a picture of the chick box.




February 12th, 2016 by

Internet returns continue to increase and so do return problems. The purpose of this article is to help keep your return shipping costs to a minimum.


Just because you get free shipping does not mean you get a pre-paid return. Look for the return policy before you make a purchase and make sure you understand if the return is prepaid. Many online retailers say they will provide a return label. That may not be a prepaid label. It may just provide the return address.

If the online retailer does not offer free returns, ask if they will send a prepaid label and bill your retail account. Many online retailers have contracts with UPS, FedEx, and USPS that are specific to their products’ shipping boxes. They get a substantial discount in exchange for agreeing to shipping a minimum of packages annually. Your return contributes to them getting to that minimum. It will substantially reduce your return shipping costs versus paying retail shipping rates.

If the online retailer will not cooperate regarding the prepaid label, ask if you can return the product in a box or package other than the one you received. Again, their contract gives them a discounted rate.

And online retailers are famous for putting a small product in a large box. When you pay to return the product, you are paying for the space of the large box. Carriers now charge by weight or the space a package takes up, whichever number is higher. This substantially increases your shipping cost.


Where is the product coming from? More products come from international shippers. That means your return is an international shipment. International shipping is more expensive than a domestic shipment. The shipping time is also much longer. It may cause you to miss your return deadline even though you mailed it promptly. Lastly, the online retailer may refuse to pay the incoming taxes/duties associated with your return. Your return sits in customs. Eventually it comes back. This is exactly what you don’t want.


Protect your return with packing. All the carriers use more automation to sort packages. Conveyor belts transport packages not only from one end of the building to the other, but up several stories to other sorting floors. Robotic arms push packages from one side of the belt to the other with force. Openings become clogged and packages pile up behind blocked openings. Just imagine the airport luggage carousel on steroids. The packages piling up fall off the conveyor belt. At the very least the fall is a minimum of 3 feet. If it is going to a second story sorting facility the fall qualifies as sky diving. The result is the fall damages your return or the package pile up crushes your return. Either way, your return is now damaged and you won’t probably receive a credit.

We see more packages damaged by other packages leaking. While you are not guilty of wrongdoing, your package is none-the-less damaged and non-returnable. Pack you return to protect against

Why Choose Pak Mail

Folsom Pak Mail proudly offers packing, shipping, crating and freight services for Folsom, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights and all surrounding cities.

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