Thank Goodness for The UPS Store in Inlet Beach!
Last week I had the opportunity to talk with Brandey Barton, owner of The UPS Store in Inlet Beach. As I parked my minivan, the first thing that came to mind was just how perfectly located the store is from a geographical perspective. It’s on the north side of HWY 98 in Inlet Beach and is literally just minutes from Carillon Beach, Rosemary Beach and the entire eastern end of the 30A corridor. When I entered the store I was impressed with how much space they have and with how well it’s all laid out. Also, I quickly realized they offer much, much more than just shipping services as I’ll talk more about in a minute…
Brandey and store manager Dina Wade gave me a quick tour and then we sat down to talk about the unique services they offer the community. Brandey said they work closely with many of the local 30A businesses and always try to go above and beyond to ensure high-quality services that will result in long-term working relationships. For example, they’ll often deliver printed items such as restaurant menus, business cards and flyers free of charge as an added convenience. For most small businesses, it’s often a struggle to complete their many daily tasks so not having to send someone to the UPS Store to pick up their printed products is a really nice thing.
As our conversation continued, one thing that really stood out to me was how their services greatly benefit the many property management companies in the area (like 30A Escapes) as well as their guests. For example, during the busy spring and summer months, most of the vacation rental reservations are a week long in duration. Typically, guests arrive on a Saturday and depart the following Saturday. The vast majority of the vacation rental homes and condos in the area do not have the ability to receive normal mail services. In the not so distant past, that presented significant issues for many vacationers as they had no easy method by which to accept their Amazon Prime shipments or any type of mid-stay mail.
Today that is no longer an issue thanks to The UPS Store in Inlet Beach. 30A vacation goers can simply have their packages shipped to the UPS Store in Inlet and pick them up for a very small fee. If you’re staying on the west end of Panama City Beach or in Carillon Beach, Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Alys Beach, WaterSound Beach or really anywhere on the east end of 30A, The UPS Store is no more than a 5 to 12-minute drive away!
“Items accidentally left behind” is another common occurrence during the high season. Having 2 kids of my own I realize how difficult it can be to keep track of all the “stuff”, especially when you’re trying to quickly pack the car and are up against a 9 or 10 a.m. checkout. The reality is that things unintentionally get left at the vacation rental property and most of the time people don’t realize the iPad or laptop or kids shoes are still in Florida until they get back to their homes.
Luckily, the UPS Store in Inlet Beach is the perfect solution for those property managers looking for an easy way to safely return guests’ forgotten items. Simply drop them off and Brandey’s awesome team will see to it that they get back to the owners. My wife is a property manager in Rosemary Beach and she used to dread it when guests left stuff behind as it was such an inconvenience driving all the way into Panama City Beach to ship the items. Now it’s no problem at all thanks to the perfectly located UPS 30A East Store.
Below are some of the awesome Product Printing services The UPS Store Inlet Beach offers…
- Blueprint Printing – everyone can see that Inlet Beach and the entire 30A corridor is under rapid development so it’s really nice to know that real-estate developers can print their blueprints right at the Inlet Beach UPS Store!
- Menu Printing – many local restaurants have their menus printed at the 30A UPS Store.
- Flyers, Business Cards, Posters, Brochures, Postcards and pretty much anything else you can think of they will print.
Below is a full list of services offered at the Inlet Beach UPS Store…
The number of services offered by The UPS Store is truly impressive. For small businesses that need a real, physical mailing address instead of a P.O. box, they have you covered there as well which is huge. Customers have 24-hour access to their mailbox in addition to package receipt notifications and call-in mail check.
My main takeaway from this interview is that we are lucky to have Brandey’s UPS Store right here on the east end of 30A. Local businesses and individuals alike will all benefit greatly from their services. Next time you have shipping, printing, mailbox, packaging, internet or just about any other type of need, stop in the Inlet Beach UPS Store and they’ll take good care of you!