10 Things to Know about Passport Photos

A valid passport is required for entering and exiting the United State, so when you need to get a new passport, or renew your current one, do you know where to go for passport photos? Most Parcel Plus locations take passport pictures, and the professionals at Parcel Plus have compiled a list of 10 things to know about passports, based on the U.S. Department of State's guidelines.

Fact or Fiction - Common Misconceptions about Notaries

What is notarization? The National Notary Association defines it as, "The official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public, that includes of vetting, certifying and record-keeping." To complete a notarization, there are guidelines and restrictions which notaries must follow.  Below are some common misconceptions and the facts about notaries:

Fiction – Anyone can be a notary public.

Seven Reasons You Need To Rent A Private Mailbox For Your Business

One of your New Year's resolutions may be to finally take the plunge and start your own business. If you're like many people, you've probably started your business from your home office. However, your new business could really benefit from a private mailbox rental, and here are seven reasons why:

Last Days to Ship With UPS, FedEx & USPS for the 2015 Holiday Season

During the holidays, it can be so frustrating when you ship gifts to out of town friends and family, only to realize your packages won’t be delivered in time. Whether you choose to ship with UPS, FedEx or USPS, each carrier has its own shipping deadlines for Christmas delivery. Make sure you don’t miss them by downloading and referring to our list of final days to ship for a likely delivery by Christmas.

Download the 2015 Holiday Shipping Calendar

Confused By Printing Lingo? Use the Parcel Plus Glossary of Common Printing Terms

Whether it’s a flyer for a child’s soccer tournament, business cards for a new business venture, or invitations for a special event, at some point, most people will find themselves in need of printing services. However, the world of printing has its own language that can become confusing to those not directly involved in the printing and copying industry. To help you understand common printing lingo, the printing professionals at Parcel Plus have created a list of frequently used printing terms.

Printing Terms

How to Create a Great Care Package

Need some ideas to create a great care package for your college student, military member, or even a close friend? Here are some ideas to get started....

Mailing and Shipping Tips for the Holiday Season

Choose the right size box.  Don’t mail anything that isn’t a piece of paper in a regular envelope. Greeting cards are fine, but if you’re trying to include something lumpy, like jewelry, flash drives, etc., the envelope can break open and the contents fall out.  In fact, even gift cards shouldn’t be mailed in a plain envelope as the postal system’s automated sorting equipment can destroy them.  Pay the extra non-machinable charge to avoid the sorting machine.