Ship­ping com­pany packed ahead of Christ­mas rush

Postal Etc.’s em­ploy­ees work­ing ex­tra hours to get pack­ages out.

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS - By Gary Dinges gdinges@states­ JAY JAN­NER / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN ON THE WEB Postal

There’s still time to have your presents de­liv­ered be­fore Christ­mas, but you’d bet­ter hurry.

Cut­offs for many ship­pers are fast ap­proach­ing, ac­cord­ing to Mar­cus Ster­ling, owner of Austin’s Postal Etc. Ground ser­vice, typ­i­cally the cheap­est method, is al­ready out of the ques­tion in most cases, he says, leav­ing pricier

austin­ overnight and sec­ond-day ser­vices as the only re­main­ing op­tions for pack­ages go­ing long dis­tances.

At Postal Etc., 5350 Bur­net Road, Ster­ling and his staff have been work­ing ex­tra hours the past few weeks to pack and ship gifts for hun­dreds of cus­tomers. The shop opened about a year and a half ago.

“The closer we get to Christ­mas, the cra­zier it gets,”

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