Grandma’s sewing table, a 200 year-old coo-coo clock, an original Gutenberg Bible, a Ming Dynasty vase, you get it—OLD stuff otherwise called antiques. Most of us need to ship antiques sometime in our lives, but if you don’t know the tricks behind antique shipping, it can be a disaster.
Did you know that anything shipped via UPS, FedEx, DHL or the US Postal Service must be packed well enough to sustain a 4-foot drop without breaking?
Our custom corrugated boxes are designed to fit your items’ exact dimensions. When a plain corrugated box is not big enough or strong enough for your stuff, we can build a custom box for almost anything. we can custom-build boxes to fit practically anything. We also pack your items so they’ll make it through the transportation network in one piece. If it needs a corrugated box, we can build it!
Here’s all the boxes we can build:
We can build a crate for some of the toughest packaging. We can build custom crates for your favorite antique rocking chair or grandfather clock. When it comes to crating, size does not matter at Total Choice Shipping & Printing. Our crates are custom-designed to fit your exact needs in order to save both time and money. Whatever you need, Total Choice can build it!
Here’s all the crates we can build:
Make Your Next Special Occasion Extra Special With A Decorative Mailer! When you need to send a gift or special letter and want it to look festive, but you don’t want go to the trouble or expense to gift-wrap it, Total Choice Shipping & Printing has a great solution.
We stock a nice variety of decorative mailers with different themes like Happy Birthday, and Happy Holidays along with non-holiday-specific versions with brightly-colored, festive coverings that give your gifts “a little something extra”.
So, next time you’re in a hurry and need to ship something with a party theme, come to Total Choice Shipping & Printing. We’ll pack, ship it, and get it there on time for that special occasion.
We have a box to fit almost anything and all the packing and moving supplies you need.
Here are some of the items we have available:
We professionally pack and ship your fragile, valuable, large, and awkward items. We are certified retail packing specialists who treat your items as if we were packing our own. We stock over 80 box sixes and keep plenty of styrofoam peanuts, bubble-wrap, tape, specialty boxes (artwork, laptops, double-wall, etc.), and other packing materials on hand. We can even custom-make a box for those elk antlers or car bumpers.
Professional packing comes with a “Packed to Perfection” guarantee so you have peace of mind that your items are packed to meet or exceed all carrier requirements. So, if any damage or loss occurs during transit — we guarantee it for insurability.
The explosion of digital communications has created an environment of chaos when it comes reaching current or potential customers; email, text, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. It seems like every time you turn around, there is a new way to contact someone electronically. Unfortunately, people are (more and more) likely to ignore your message simply because there is too much, and it’s easy to “delete”.
Direct Mail Marketing has been around as long as the mail, so many people view it as “old school”, but the fact is, direct mail is making a major comeback as a marketing and communications tool because it is not electronic. The US Postal Service goes by or delivers to every address in the US six days/week, so they are able to deliver marketing materials efficiently and effectively to virtually everyone in the country.
We understand how to use direct mail to your best advantage for marketing and messaging while keeping a tight grip on your budget.
Our direct mail service includes:
Whether you already have a contact list, need to purchase one, or want to do an Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) campaign for the zip code(s) you service, we have the expertise to help. We have been successfully designing, printing, and managing direct mail projects for over 10 years, and are very familiar with the United States Postal Service’s requirements on design and logistics. We can help you make it as easy as possible!
Recent studies show that direct mail still has an incredible advantage over other marketing methods, such as paid search, social media, and more. Take advantage and get a leg up on your competition with a full-service mailing and hit the households that matter most to you!
Total Choice is proud to offer a mailing service for all of your stationery. We take the hassle out of your project so that you can send out what you need with ease. Plus, unlike other printers, we don’t limit your ability to design your envelope when you choose Mail it for Me™. So you can still send out beautiful envelopes styled to match your project, without sacrificing on convenience!
All of our greeting cards, invitations, and stationery have Mail it for Me™ available. Simply order envelopes with your project, select Mail it for Me™, and then style your envelopes the way you want!
Renting a private mailbox is the most efficient way to receive your mail and packages. Small office and home office business operators have used private mailboxes for decades to help manage their business. Private citizens use them for safety, security, and convenience.
Why rent a Private Mailbox?
When you rent a private mailbox at Total Choice Shipping & Printing you get a “real” street address. It creates a more professional appearance for your business and is easier for customers to find you on line.
Most communications today have migrated to a “digital” environment—email, text, twitter, Instagram, etc. Now traditional, old-school mail is following suit by moving to a digital platform that allows you to receive and manage your letter mail and packages – without ever touching an envelope or box – all from your PC or smart device. And you can do it from anywhere in the world!
When you “rent” a digital mailbox from Total Choice Shipping & Printing, you get a street address in Grinnell, IA that allows you to have all letter mail and packages sent to us. Once we receive an item, you decide via an online app what to do with it.
Available Digital Mailbox services include:
All of this can be done via your PC, smart phone, laptop or tablet—any device with an Internet connection. We’ll make managing your mail and packages as simple as sending a text or posting on Facebook.
Direct mail marketing is one of the most effective tools you can you use to reach the clients that matter most. In fact, response rates to direct mail are typically 5 times higher than that of social media, paid search ads, and email campaigns. Especially (and perhaps most surprisingly) with the younger generations: physical mail stands out and leaves a lasting impression.
We are also proud to offer Informed Delivery, an interactive tool by the USPS that goes hand in hand with your direct mailing campaign. This digital enhancement to standard mail increases engagement and return, and helps you interact with your clients in new and exciting ways! Plus, it lets you know in real time how your mailing is doing, including when it has been received by various regions and how many people are clicking through to your website. The proof is in the data!
Not at all! In fact, compared to other forms of marketing, direct mail and Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) are really competitive, especially given the potential for conversion that mail pieces provide. If you want a quote that is more specific to your needs, please email us: email@example.com
For direct mail, we can often save you money on postage with bulk rates (especially with large lists)! If you don't have a list, we can also help you by providing a list with the target demographics you are looking for.
To learn more about EDDM postage prices, check out the USPS's page on EDDM.
It’s easy! Simply provide your content and we’ll take care of the rest!. Our talented team of designers will create a mail piece that is perfect for your campaign and that also meets the requirements of the United States Postal Service. Once you have approved your mail piece’s design, we’ll take care of printing it, and even prepare and deliver it to the Post Office for distribution. You never even need to leave your home or office!
Many people assume that the design and print process for mailings are lengthy and costly, but that isn’t true. We can turn around direct mail projects with great efficiency. A lot of it depends on the design process and how quickly proofs are adjusted or approved. In most cases, we can get a mailing out the door in a week or so.
We print your guests addresses to your envelopes and our team will professionally assemble your order, including folding, collating, stuffing, and sealing. Once your order is ready to mail, we even take it to the post office for you and take the hassle out of postage. Postcard stamp? Regular stamp? 2 ounce stamp? We’ll take the guesswork out of it and handle it for you!
Most projects are mailed out within 3-5 business days. It all depends on how long it takes for you to approve your Mail It For Me™ proof. Be sure to watch your email!
Yes! We can mail around the world! Extra fees will apply if you have any international addresses in your list, but we’ll be sure to let you know about that when your proof comes to you, so there won’t be any hidden surprises.
We believe in the power of simplicity, so what you see is what you get. The only added fees we have are for international addresses, and we’ll let you know about those before it’s too late.
Yes! Everyone always gets a keepsake copy included with their Mail It For Me™ projects. We’ll send you one free of charge for you to keep with your other special memories.
No problem! Simply order more in quantity than is on your guest list, and we'll send all of the extras directly to you.
We are a DHL ServicePoint Partner. Total Choice Shipping & Printing gives you easy and convenient access to the world’s largest international shipping network at very competitive rates. We can help you with your international shipping needs.
DHL shipping services included:
We are a FedEx Authorized ShipCenter which means we can provide you with scheduled daily FedEx pick-ups and convenient access to FedEx Ground®, FedEx Express® and FedEx International products and services.
FedEx shipping services included:
We can ship (almost) anything (almost) anywhere in the world regardless of size, shape, or weight. We can choose from over 40 different freight, LTL, air cargo and sea container carriers to ensure your freight arrives on-time, intact, and at the right price.
Freight shipping services included:
Need to ship sofas, chairs, desks, beds, dressers, tables, or other large furniture? We understand that most furniture is too large or too heavy to ship with FedEx, UPS, or the Post Office, our shipping experts are here to help figure out the logistics. Whether it’s a single chair, or an entire house full we’ve got your covered!
Furniture shipping services included:
Our shipping experts know exactly how to pack, document, and ship your items to arrive safely and on time to [almost] anywhere in the world.
International shipping services included:
The Mona Lisa, your 5-year-old’s ceramic giraffe, a miniature statue of David, an Andy Warhol painting—a hand-blown bowl—it’s all artwork and requires special handling and packaging for shipping.
Did you know that anything shipped via UPS, FedEx, DHL or the US Postal Service must be packed well enough to sustain a 3-foot drop without breaking?
The staff at Total Choice Shipping & Printing is expertly trained in all aspects of packaging, and we specialize in packing and shipping artwork. We stock special boxes made specifically for framed art and dozens of other box sizes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, tape, and other tools and materials that allow us to pack and ship your artwork to withstand any abuse the carriers might ‘throw’ at it. And if we pack it for you, we guarantee it for insurability
We are a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet (ASO) so we are experts on all UPS options and services.
UPS shipping services included:
UPS picks up from Total Choice Shipping & Printing daily, so you can be certain your shipments receive the fast and efficient service you’ve come to expect from UPS.
We are an official USPS Approved Shipper which qualifies us to provide several convenient postal products and services.
USPS (Domestic & International) shipping services included:
Whether you need a single stamp, or want to get a care package to your sister in the Marine Corps, we’re here to help.
Total Choice Shipping & Printing is an approved shipper and authorized drop-off location*.
Drop-off services accepted:
*Businesses with their own accounts can drop off pre-packed and labeled shipments at Total Choice Shipping for daily pick-up by carriers above.
We also accept ready-for-shipment letters and packages. If you have a valid account with one of the carriers above, you can drop your ready-for-shipping letter or package at our location—at no additional charge. Note: Any additional packaging, taping or labeling that may be needed to properly protect your shipment may require additional fees.
Never miss a delivery again! We receive your letters and packages at our location. Total Choice is open six days per week for extended hours, so FedEx, DHL, UPS and USPS can deliver to us on your behalf.
Our package receiving services include:
For more than 10 years, we have been honored to print for many business and organizations, local and afar. As a small business, we are proud to offer big-shop printer technology with the small-shop customer service you deserve.
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Whether you already have a contact list, need to purchase one, or want to do an Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) campaign for the zip code(s) you service, we have the expertise to help. We have been successfully designing, printing, and managing direct mail projects for over 10 years, and are very familiar with the United States Postal Service’s requirements on design and logistics. We can help you make it as easy as possible! Recent studies show that direct mail still has an incredible advantage over other marketing methods, such as paid search, social media, and more. Take advantage and get a leg up on your competition with a full-service mailing and hit the households that matter most to you!