Good-bye Letter

December 3rd, 2016 by

Dear Friends, Family, Fellow Pak Mailians, and all of my Loyal Customers,

Mike Baskin

Mike Baskin

I was able to fulfill a long-standing dream of operating my own business in February of 2008 when I officially opened a Pak Mail store in my hometown of East Windsor, New Jersey. Although I started with high hopes, I soon realized that we were experiencing the worst recession that I can remember. It turned out to be one of the most difficult times of my life, and it became extremely challenging and almost financially impossible to keep the store afloat.  If it wasn’t for my fantastic wife, Judy, who supported me mentally and financially, I don’t know what I would have done.

After 6 ½ years and seeing the emergence of online shopping and free shipping, I had to make a decision.  I realized that it was necessary to refocus the business and to become more of a freight shipping company.  Knowing this I decided to relocate to a larger facility where we could build the boxes and crates needed for this new aspect of the business. I made the move in March 2014.

Changing the direction of the business was the right decision.  However, due to my physical condition, I am no longer able to do the physical work necessary to continue to grow the business to meet the trends of the future.  After procedures on my back and constant leg problems, I made the choice to sell the store to someone who has the strength, youth, and stamina to grow “my baby.”

It is with a mixture of sadness and happiness that I want to give you the news that I have sold Pak Mail East Windsor. While I will miss interacting with my customers and the people of the community, it is exciting for me to engage in the next phase of my life. I look forward to having the opportunity to spend more time with my family and friends.  As I move on, I feel happy to have established the first Pak Mail franchise in the state of New Jersey and I am proud of our reputation, our integrity, and the quality of service we have provided to our customers.

With warmest regards,