Welcome To PDQ Mail Plus
Serving Larchmont since 1993!
Friday, January 14th, 2022
Monday, January 17th is Martin Luther King Day. Since UPS, FedEx and DHL are all working, PDQ will be open regular hours. The post office is closed and there will be no mail pickup or delivery on Monday. As usual for these mixed holidays, PDQ will accept letters and mail packages, but they won't be picked up until Tuesday. The weather forecast looks iffy for Monday, so stay safe, but we will be here if you need us.
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Effective January 1, 2022, styrofoam packing peanuts are banned in New York State (along with styro food packaging). PDQ has set aside whatever leftover styro peanuts we had (and plan to re-purpose them to stores outside New York State). We switched to starch-based biodegradable peanuts. As a result, effective immediately, PDQ will no longer accept styrofoam packaging - peanuts or pre-formed blocks. Contact your local town to find out how to recycle these items.
PDQ Mask Rules, based on NY State Mask Mandate:
In accordance with the new Mask Mandate issued by Governor Hochul, masks will be required for all staff and customers at PDQ. This includes all children age 2 and up as well. Please comply with the Mandate whether you are vaccinated or not. Our staff is fully vaccinated, and will be wearing masks. Thanks for your cooperation.
NEW INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS REGULATIONS. Since March 2021 there are new customs requirements for virtually all of Europe - all 27 EU countries plus Norway and Switzerland (for now, not the UK due to Brexit). For each item, we need to find and include the harmonized code to properly classify each item in the shipment. This will help ensure the proper duties and taxes are assigned to each shipment, and will help to expedite customs clearance for these packages. This regulation applies to all carriers and all shippers. And it would not surprise us to see this requirement be rolled out to more countries in the foreseeable future.
We ask each customer with a package to these countries to bring with them an accurate list of items in the package; we must provide a detailed description for each item - words like "clothing", "electronics" "personal effects" or "gift" just won't cut it, and generally all international items need at least a 3-word description. If we can't itemize properly, your recipient (and possibly you, the shipper) are liable to pay higher duties and taxes on the shipment, as well as significantly slow down the customs clearance process and delay delivery. For example, a cotton t-shirt will have a different code than a ladies' silk designer shirt. We understand that this can be a somewhat tedious practice, but it has to be done. We have access to the database of codes and will do our best to properly describe each item with you - that's why PDQ is your local shipping expert.
PREPAID DROPOFF PACKAGES. If you will be dropping off prepaid packages, we ask that you make sure your name and phone number is on the package; we have found a number of packages dropped off that were missing the correct label or documentation, and we had no way to reach the customer who returned it. So this is for your benefit to get the package returned as quickly as possible. We can't give it to the proper carrier if the label and documents are missing. If you have any concerns about our COVID-related procedures, please let us know and we will do our best to adjust to improve our service for everyone.
We have limited space in the store, and ask customers to wait their turn outside the store if necessary; a box is just inside the door (if it's not too cold or windy, we will leave the box outside the door) to accept prepaid dropoff packages (please make sure your name and phone # are on the package in case there are questions). The locked mailbox lobby is available 24/7, and we ask our mailbox customers to observe social distancing if another customer is in that lobby collecting their mail. When we are open, the mailboxes are still accessible from the main store, although we recommend using the separate mailbox entrance whenever possible.
BIG NEWS AT PDQ! PDQ Mail Plus is now a part of a new national retail brand - PACKAGEHUB BUSINESS CENTERSTM. There are already over 400 locations in the 49 states that have been approved.
Just so you know, PDQ will continue to operate exactly as we have for the past 28 years, and will offer all the same services you have come to appreciate at PDQ. The new network will help with marketing and allow us to act as a group with other similar stores across the country. Lots more great stuff to come!
PDQ Mail Plus is the go-to resource for packing, shipping, printing and business service needs of the residents and businesses of Larchmont, New Rochelle and the Sound Shore area. Our team of dedicated, professionally trained experts understands the meaning of Super-Star Customer Care—we focus on saving you time and money by ensuring you get the right products and services at the right price—in a single, quick visit.
We can pack and ship [almost] anything to [almost] anywhere in the world, but shipping is only one way we can help to make your life easier. In addition to our pack and ship service, we are also Larchmont's premier copy, print and document services center. Large or small, black and white or color; if it can be printed, PDQ Mail Plus can handle it!
PDQ Mail Plus is a one-stop-shop for dozens of business products and services that will allow you to do what you’re good at while we take care of the “other stuff” you need to succeed.