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Dads Gifts for Father's Day from Houston Shipping Company

Posted on Mon, Jun 03, 2013

Father’s Day is approaching quickly.  If you need to send your gift to your father, this blog has gift ideas as well as information about your shipping options. While we do list gift cards in some of these ideas, Father’s Day may be the one time that you should pick out a special gift that your Father can keep and cherish.

This year we are adding items that you probably would like to skip buying for Father’s Day. We recommend staying away from items that would indicate that you expect more work from your father.

Tools are always nice, but we have compiled at list of common and not so common gifts for Father’s Day.

New pictures of your children, Picture Frames, Gardening tools, Tools, Custom Mugs, Watches, Wallets, Personalize Magazine cover prints, Digital Photo Frame, Engraved Photo Frame, Socks, Shirts, Band Aids, Personalized Cookie Jar, Spa Gift Certificate, Candy, Gift cards to his favorite restaurant, Chocolate, Gift cards to the movies, Magazine Subscription, Tickets to a sporting event, A new cell phone, Candles, A new tablet, Glider, Outdoor Furniture, Noise reducing earphones, Comforter, Fruit and Nut Basket, Cheese Basket, Monogrammed Towel, Monogrammed Bath Robe, Hat, Buffet, New Furniture, Money clip, Breakfast, Dinner, Homemade cards, New Flat Screen TV, A weekend getaway with friends 

Unless your father is a gardener, try and stay away from gardening tools. Unless your father likes to cook and is a gourmet cook, keep away from new pots and pans, aprons, serving utensils, a new food processor, and a new grill. Unless your father loves to do laundry, now is probably not then best time to surprise him with a new washer or a new dryer. 

You should probably stay away from cleaning supplies. Plan on skipping a new vacuum cleaner, new duster, or a new floor cleaner.  A maid may be a nice treat, if you pair the gift card with sports. Other items to stay away from are books and DVD’s about dieting or the gym or hair implants. For that matter, this is not the day to present dad with any sort of exercise equipment, unless he has specifically asked for it. 

We recommend taking your father to the following places on Father’s Day: The picture show, the boat show, or the car show. 

While pack n send may not have listed every Father’s Day gift that can be shipped, made or given, we have tried to help out the “Gee I cannot think of a gift” customer. 

Here at pack n send, we are recommending that you ship early this year. Due to weather conditions, we suggest that if you live out of town, that you send your gift early. First and foremost, this will save you on overnight shipping charges. Secondly, it will make you look like you did not wait until the last minute to think about your father this Fathers’ Day.  

For children that need to ship internationally, remember that packages are charged based on length, width, height, weight and value of the item that you are shipping.  If you are shipping a large item –think international freight shipping Houston Texas, or international freight from any city in the United States, you will need to look at your options. For antique shipping, you may need a custom built crate, or you may want to consider a blanket wrap move. If you are considering international freight shipping, as a shipper in Houston Texas we recommend shipping by ocean by the cubic meter if possible.

Shipping large items via air can be costly when shipping outside of the United States.  Ocean shipping is an option, but is not as speedy as air shipping. Either way that you ship, you will need to consider the amount of time that it will take an item to clear through customs.  You also need to look at any weather delays.  For ocean shipping, ships can be delayed leaving the United States due, to weather or while the ship is waiting to fill up with more cargo. If you are looking for freight companies in Houston please call pack n send and we will help  answer your  shipping questions

 We wish all of our customers who are fathers, A Happy Father’s Day!

 

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Houston Shipping Company sees Great Things at Port of Houston

Posted on Fri, Nov 02, 2012

Houston Shipping Company sees Great Things at Port of Houston

Pack n send received this article in an email about the Port of Houston.  This article follows in line with our contining series about why Houston is a great place to conduct business. We have reprinted this article to share with our cutomers.

 
   

Port Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds

 

Business remains strong at the Port of Houston, which has helped to keep Houston’s economy outpacing the rest of the nation, Port Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds reported at the Greater Houston Partnership “State-of-the-Port” luncheon yesterday. It was his final such address as he announced he would not be seeking reappointment, after leading the Port Commission for a dozen years.

In introductory remarks, former Port Commission Chairman Ned Holmes said Edmonds “has kept an even keel and steered the port to ever greater levels of prosperity that all of us benefit from in Houston, the state and beyond.”

Edmonds told a crowd of nearly 500 business leaders, elected officials and community leaders at the JW Marriott Hotel that “the port is a remarkable and important part of Houston and vital to our economic health.”

   
   
 

Nearly 500 business leaders, elected officials and community leaders attended.

With a new executive director in charge, record revenue and container activity, the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal to handle larger ships with more cargo, and the introduction of new ships in an all-water service from Asia to Houston, Edmonds said the Port of Houston Authority is well-positioned for success in the future. The Port Authority also continues its lead in environmental stewardship and maintains a strong position in the market. Houston stands out among U.S.ports because of its excellent labor relations and a business-friendly environment, he said.

The latest economic impact study shows that businesses relying on the Houston Ship Channel generate more than one million jobs in Texas and more than two million in the nation. The economic impact of the port is $178.5 billion statewide and $499 billion nationwide.

In 2011, the Port Authority earned $204 million, its highest revenue income, and handled just under 1.9 million container units.

“I feel good leaving the Port Authority in a healthy financial state,” Edmonds said. “I am confident about the port’s future, especially with its leadership in the competent hands of Executive Director Leonard Waterworth.”

   
   

Port Authority Executive Director Leonard Waterworth

 

In his remarks, Waterworth paid tribute to Edmonds and the leaders a century earlier whom he called the “keepers of the port,” who left a priceless legacy.

“The courageous people who came before us built a community of opportunity,” he said. “For 98 years, the Port of Houston has served as the catalyst for the economic growth that we enjoy today. And our current success will be a legacy for those who follow us.”

To fulfill its vision and prepare for the future, Waterworth said the Port Authority must have the proper infrastructure in place to effectively work and manage the larger ships.

Nearly $3 billion is needed for upgrades to Port Authority facilities over the next 15 years, he noted. Part of that preparation involves the critical work of deepening and widening two container terminal channels that connect to the Houston Ship Channel and an investment in wharves and cranes.

With the presidential elections looming, Waterworth said he was inspired by an image of the “city upon a hill” from an ancient parable that was used by two former presidents from opposing parties. Both John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan paid homage to that shining city.

“I believe that Houston is the center of the next great economic expansion. It can be that metaphorical Shining City on the Hill,” he concluded.

The PowerPoint presentation is now available on the Port of Houston Authority’s website, www.portofhouston.com.

For information about Houston packing, shipping and container loading, please feel free to contact pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450.

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Houston Shipping Company Posts Childrens Thougths About Moving

Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2012

 After last years success with our school program for children,   pack n send it thought might be fun to look at moving from the children’s point of view. We have asked a few children to offer us advice and ideas about what is important to them in a move.

Today we posted our first set of tweets from the children's point of view.

Best part of moving from a 15 yr old! You get to have a new house.

Moving Tip from a 6 year old!  Kids should help pack. Its kind and it is their house.

Best part of moving from a 15 yr old! You can get your own room.

Moving Tip from a 6 year old!  Kids should help pick out the house.

Best part of moving from a 15 yr old! You will have a lot more space.

Pack n send will be posting children’s thoughts on moving throughout the summer. If your child would like to submit their thoughts or ideas about moving, we would be happy to post them to our website.

You can email your child’s thoughts pack n send directly at: [email protected]  Please write  “Children’s Thoughts about Moving” in the subject line.

If you or your family needs assistance with small moves, freight or furniture shipping, please feel free to call pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

 

 

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Tips from a Freight Company for Small Office Moves

Posted on Wed, May 11, 2011

When you are in the process of  moving a home office, you may discover the process can be more complicated then moving your entire home. Packing an office requires some tedious preparation and organization.

Your home office probably has a lot of items that you may or may not need throughout the moving process. You never want to find yourself searching through many different boxes in search of one thing.

  Organizing yourself before you begin the packing process is key to having a smooth move.

 The first thing you will want to do is write out a list of items you know you'll need throughout the move. These are going to be the very last things you pack. Then you will want to develop a list of non essential items that you can pack up and not need throughout the process. 

It may seem like no items are non essential, but you'd be amazed on the numerous items you'll pack up. Usually the items that are not generally needed at all times are such things as printers, writing tools, paper (leave some out just in case), files and various items that generally sit and grow dust. 

Another thing you'll want to consider when doing a small home office move is going through and getting rid of the things you no longer need or use. This will help minimize the number of things you are moving.

When you are moving to a new location this could mean you have the opportunity to do many upgrades to your office equipment and supplies. Take this as an advantage point for you and your business. 

Keeping yourself organized with a small home office move can seem like a very difficult process, but it can be done. If you're worried that the process may be overwhelming for you, consider hiring us to  help you move.

  Pack n send  can easily get you packed up, moved and unpacked quickly. The entire process can be managed for you, making your move worry-free.

We know how hard it can be moving an office, a home and any other space requiring a move. This is why we've dedicated ourselves to helping people nationwide with their moving needs. We will take all the hard work out of it for you. You have the option to utilize our packaging services or purchase discounted   packing and moving supplies. Your move will become much less complicated with Pack n Send helping you through each step of the process. 

Organization is key to a smooth move and we will do exactly this for you and your   small home office move.

For more tips on moving your office, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Freight Houston, Houston Packing

Houston Freight Shipper Notes Tentative Agreement

Posted on Mon, Feb 15, 2010

The Airlines PilotAssociation, Int'l and FedEx Express have announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract.

Details have not been released pending approval by both sides.  The negations were conducted since October 2005 under the guidance of the National Mediation Board.

For any questions you may have about FedEx shipping, domestically or internationally, please contact pack n send at  713 266 1450. 

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FedEx raising prices- Freight prices not affected.

Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010

With rising inflation and higher cost of oil, it should be no surprise that FedEx is raising their rates by 5.9%. These rates are usually announced by FedEx and UPS annually, so it's nothing too out of the ordinary. The rates apply to less-than-load shipments, so pretty much anything you send through FedEx unless it's a very large freight shipment. Read more at ABC News.

 

Good news for shipping freight out of Houston and other US cities.

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Sell and Ship Your Ebay Listings -Shipping from Houston

Posted on Tue, Jan 05, 2010

Have you been someone following all the hype behind online stores and want to get involved with it? Now the opportunity is even easier then before with the sell and ship options available from Pack n Send.

Ebay is one of the largest online auction websites world-wide with millions of sellers and buyers. Becoming a seller doesn't have to be the most complicated thing anymore. Many people look into starting an Ebay business each day, and many more don't know where to begin or how to get started. 

Make Ebay Shipping Easy

With Pack n Send we'll take all the hard work out for you. We will take the time to research the items you want to sell, get photographs of the items, list the items, get you top dollar for the items and lastly, ship the items to their buyer for you. We will help you get your Ebay listing seen and sold at an astounding amount. 

Houston Ebay Shipping Services

For those located in Houston, Texas you can now take advantage of Pack n Send's Houston Ebay shipping. Our shipping services have been designed to help you get exactly what you need at a price you'll be able to afford. 

If you don't actually have anywhere to store your Ebay listings while you are waiting for them to sell consider making you of Pack n Send's inventory storage options. Pack n Send can store your inventory within their local warehouse until the Ebay listings are sold.

We want to make the overall process for you uncomplicated. It can be hard keeping things organized and on time, especially if you have large amounts of sales occuring each and everyday. Let Pack n Send make the process easier for you so you can enjoy your Ebay business even more and get all those Ebay listings selling. 

Time is everything when it comes to Ebay. You want to ensure your items are shipped quickly and the price is affordable. This is possible when you have Pack n Send assisting you with the overall process. 

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