Safe Ship Provides One-Stop-Shop for Shipping and Packing Needs
Fairview resident, Laura Lim purchased the Safe Ship franchise location at 1719 Angel Parkway in March of this year. In 2017, a tragedy spurred her into this action. One of her best friends was killed when a vehicle struck him while he was riding a bike. This friend was a family man who left behind a wife and children. This unexpected and devastating occurrence caused her to take a hard look at her priorities and helped her determine that leaving her longtime IT job, which caused her to travel a lot, would be the best solution for her and her family.
While researching franchise opportunities, she heard that the Safe Ship on Angel Parkway was for sale. The franchise originally opened in 2013. She and her father were already customers at this location and, after meeting with the Safe Ship franchise coordinator, she put the gears in motion to make this her new reality. She also has an online business which she feels provided an understanding of the shipping business. After telling her employer of her plan, and the reasons behind this decision, her manager asked her to work part-time from home. She combined the best of both worlds as she is now a business owner and works from home; she hired her brother Lionel Wan to manage Safe Ship.
Lim feels that customers who come to Safe Ship will find it a pleasant and convenient experience compared to going to the U.S. Post office either in McKinney or Allen. She has had many people tell her they chose Safe Ship because of the friendly customer service and they don’t have to wait in long lines. In addition to sending packages via USPS (United States Postal Service), they offer FedEx, UPS, DHL, Lonestar Service (LSO) and Amazon drop off. Safe Ship can meet all of your shipping needs. They stock a variety of box sizes as well as the ability to make custom boxes. Lim tells of a time recently when a customer had a large piece of art he wanted to mail. The artwork was 4.5 ft. x 7 ft. Her brother wrapped the art in a blanket and created a custom box, which he doubled for additional protection and packed with packing peanuts in order to meet this customer’s needs. The customer was very pleased with the level of care provided to ship his artwork.
They offer a variety of other services such as selling stamps, mailing pre-packaged items, notarizing, shredding documents, laminating, making copies, faxing, turning photos into DVDs, post office boxes, office supplies, greeting cards and more. During the holidays they also have gifts available to purchase. Lim is considering selling Texas souvenirs in the future.
Lim lives in Fairview, one mile away from this Safe Ship location. They have lived there since 2016. She has three children who attend school in Lovejoy ISD. Her husband, C.J. Lim helps out at Safe Ship on some weekends. Her mother is on standby to sell stamps during the very busy holiday season. She enjoys the Lovejoy community and the helpfulness of her neighbors. She loves her childrens’ teachers. She said she truly sees why people rave about LISD.
Safe Ship is located at 1719 Angel Pkwy., Suite 400 in Allen at the corner of Angel Pkwy. and Stacy Rd. Their holiday hours are Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. They will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. For more information, call them at 214-383-9879, go to their website AllenPackNShip.com or find them on Facebook – SafeShipAllenTX.