The History Of PackageHub!
From the waves of ecommerce, PACKAGEHUB® was born. Read our amazing story!
Our stores have been around for a long time. In some cases, they’ve been open since the 1970’s! A lot of little shipping shops (independently owned & operated) started opening all across the states in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, offering a collection of essential business services like faxing, printing, key duplicating, packing & shipping, and mailbox rental.
The USPS saw us as mailbox rental competitors and didn’t like that. UPS and FedEx saw us as small-time Mom & Pop shops—and they would eventually create their own stores to directly compete with us. The first "The UPS Store" opened in 1980; and FedEx bought Kinko’s in 2004 and called themselves "FedEx Office". Despite the competition, independent shipping stores like ours endured!
We started on dial-up and made a living on sorting mail and packing & shipping your things. It was this way for a long time, until technology advanced and eCommerce emerged along with the largest force behind it: Amazon.
Amazon has now developed a logistics network that rivals FedEx and UPS! They are turning our industry upside down, and we don’t want our stores to disappear while these giants fight it out. As a result, we began to unite under one name.
Hundreds of independent retail shipping stores are choosing to band together under the PACKAGEHUB® name, creating a chain of PackageHub Business Centers® stretching across the United States. Our fundamental belief is what drives our stores together: there is strength in our numbers, and together we will thrive!
PACKAGEHUB® is the protector of the little shipping shops, the small guys, the underdogs — because PACKAGEHUB® believes that Mom & Pop shops have always been, and always will be, the heart of every community.