Hyde Park Poughkeepsie Pack & Ship
Since The Shipping Place opened its doors in 1998, it has become recognized as the area’s premier one-stop pack & ship center for consumers and businesses alike. As an independent shipping provider, we offer our clients something the big box stores can’t: choices. We can ship items via UPS, FedEx, DHL, the US Postal Service, and even freight. We’ll help you make the best choice to meet your specific needs and budget.
When it comes to shipping, there are no second chances – once an item arrives broken at its destination, it’s too late. That’s why our clients rely on The Shipping Place whenever they need to pack and ship something, no matter how big or small, how light or heavy. Our certified packing and shipping specialists attend classes every year to hone their packing skills, learn about new materials, and keep current with shipping options, rules, and rates. Training and certifications that we require our personnel to complete include:
- Basic Packing
- Advanced Packing
- Heavy Freight Packing
- Domestic Shipping
- International Shipping
- Commercial Mail Receiving Agent
We Pack & Ship Everything – Including the Kitchen Sink!
Yes we have actually shipped a kitchen sink—to Arizona, no less! And to give you an idea of our skill and experience at The Shipping Place, here are just a few examples of things that have passed through our doors. We have packed and shipped everything from documents, diamond rings, a sheep’s fleece, the kitchen sink, fine art, fine china and glassware, furniture, antiques, a full size 1950’s soda fountain, statues, an elk head trophy..the list goes on and on and on.
At The Shipping Place we do not take the trust of our clients lightly. We take pride in our work and give every item the care we would give our own. That’s why so many antique dealers and auctioneers ship with us. Our credentials, experience and range of shipping services make The Shipping Place the best choice for all your packing and shipping needs.
Meet the Owner
Ted Timmons, the owner of The Shipping Place, grew up in central Indiana. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1974 to 1978. After completing his tour with an honorable discharge, Ted attended Purdue University, graduating with a BS in Computer Technology. He then worked as a programmer until he decided to become a business owner in 1998 and started The Shipping Place. Once he had made the transition from his first career, Ted dedicated himself fully to running a top-notch shipping business and providing the best possible service to his customers. To this day, he spends several weeks each year on his own professional development, attending conventions and training sessions to keep informed of the latest shipping and packing innovations, rules, and best practices.
Looking back on his time in the Marine Corps, Ted will tell you it was a unique experience which has served him well ever since. The Marine Corps motto is Semper Fidelis, or in Marine terms Semper Fi, which in Latin means Always Faithful. Ted believes you should always be faithful to yourself, your family, friends, customers, and business associates. He understands honesty is the key to real success in all areas of life and business.
Stop by The Shipping Place sometime. Chances are you’ll find Ted there, cheerfully helping his customers find the best solutions to meet their packing and shipping needs.