April 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // Dana Point, California – If it wasn’t for the AIM Mail Center in the Ocean Ranch Village Shopping Center, those in Dana Point who couldn’t make it to the local post office by 5:30 p.m. on Tax Day, Tuesday April 17th, 2012 would have to drive to the U.S. Post Office on Fairview Road in Costa Mesa to mail their taxes.
Luckily, store owner Mike Lee is willing to do the legwork again this year. Mike first made the extra run 7 years ago and decided to offer the convenience annually. He will transport all mail that is brought into his store before 10 p.m. to the main post office in Costa Mesa.
“I thought this would be a great way to save a lot of people the stress and time of driving 30 minutes up to Costa Mesa to meet the deadline,” said Lee “Over the past seven years, I’ve had people drive as far as 20 miles so they could get their last minute tax mailing done.”
In addition to keeping the store open late and making the extra trip to Costa Mesa, Lee is offering free first class postage for tax returns mailed on April 17, 2012. For those who need certified mailing, Lee will continue selling certified mail services until he closes at 10 p.m.
“Getting taxes mailed on time can be stressful,” said Lee. “I want to help alleviate some of that stress by offering members of the community free postage for their tax returns and making the late drive to the post office for them.”
Lee’s AIM Mail Center, located at 32565 Golden Lantern St Suite B on the corner of Golden Lantern & Camino Del Avion, is a convenient one-stop business service center. His store not only offers U.S. Postal Services, but also shipping through UPS and FedEx, passport photos, mailbox rentals, packaging supplies, photocopying, notary and a variety of other office services. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AIM Mail Center is a member of the Annex Brands franchise network. Its locations offer one-stop support for packaging, shipping and office supply needs. Founded in 1985 in San Diego, Annex Brands has more than 425 locations operating in 41 states across the U.S. and into Canada. All AIM Mail Center locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees. For more information on the company’s services or for franchise information, visit www.AnnexBrands.com.
Annex Brands, Inc., formerly known as Postal Annex, Inc., was founded by Jack and Martha (Marty) Lentz in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego. There are five brands in the Annex Brands franchise family: PostalAnnex+, AIM Mail Center, Navis Pack & Ship, Handle With Care Packaging Store and Sunshine Pack & Ship. All together, there are more than 425 locations across 41 states and into Canada. Each location is an individually owned and operated franchise. Its retail stores offer a one-stop support center for packaging, shipping, postal and office supply needs, including the ability to compare shipping rates with UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS shipping. The commercial locations provide custom packaging and shipping solutions for larger and more valuable items. For more information on the company’s history, services and franchise information, visit www.AnnexBrands.com.