Handy Mail for Lake Chapala Ajijic
August 8, 2009
Handy Mail for Lake Chapala Ajijic HANDY MAIL is indeed Handy, if you want to get your important mail to you safe and sound and within a reasonable time from the USA after you move to Lake Chapala – Ajijic. I've used their services after trying others and they are definitely the best. Owned and run by a friend Dryden Jones Handy Mail came into existence when the service he used to use did not measure up to his expectations. So, he opened his own service and the rest is history as they say, Let Dryden tell you in his own words about the service. "Handy Mail is a twice weekly mail forwarding service from Laredo, Texas, serving all the communities along the north shore, Ajijic, Chapala, San Antonio Tlayacapan, La Floresta, San Juan Cosala, Racquet Club, Jocotepec, Lake Chapala, Mexico. You can receive mail from people worldwide at a United States address. We also give all members free Vonage phone calls and free internet. We can give you a box number now via email or phone (USA/Canada call 210-200-8776. Pay when you arrive, no charge until you begin receiving mail. PRICES For payment on a monthly basis the charge is $27.00 USD per month. For a six month account paid in full the change is $144 ($24 per mo. ..a saving of $18 USD) For a 1 year account paid in full the charge is $264 (a saving of $27 USD equaling one month free) We have big boxes, better & faster service, email advisory when the mail is in, and mail forwarding when you travel. Your International address will be: Your Name 5802 Bob Bullock C1 Unit 328C-XXX (XXX = your Box Number) Laredo, TX 78041-8813 USA -if needed outside the USA) Local mail and mail from inside Mexico, Fed Ex, UPS, messages etc. can be sent to your Box Location at: Carr. Chapala-Jocotepec #159 C- X (X= your Box Number) ; San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco, Mexico. 45915 Local letters and messages may also be dropped off there.
Perhaps this is the way the mail used to bw transported
OUR HOURS We are open week days 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM; Sat. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. OUR LOCATION Carr. Chapala – Jocotepec # 159C; One Block East of SuperLake San Antonio Tlayacapan. HOW IT WORKS The mail leaves Laredo, Texas, semi weekly and arrives here in 2-4 days depending upon the weekend. Our competitors generally take longer.) NO PACKAGES are received in Laredo – You must receive only letters, newspapers, magazines and large envelopes not too thick (must be able to bend). Send packages to your Handy Mail Box in Mexico. . When mail arrives we will email you (privately) advising which boxes numbers have received mail. OUR GUARANTEE If after trying HANDY MAIL for a month or so you are dissatisfied with our service, we will refund 100% of your money that we receivee.
FORWARDING YOUR MAIL
For Members we will forward your stamped letters to the USA via a FedEx Packet and deposit them into the USPS mail. For this service we charge 10 pesos for a normal weight letter – OUR ABSOLUTE COST.
You will continue to pay the basic “Box Rent” just for the months when the mail is forwarded, plus a $5.00 USD per month charge for this extra service. They will continue to hold your Mail Box for you +-when it is inactive for $5.00 USD / month.
You must supply stickers for the envelopes with your mail forwarding address thereon. We cannot Forward magazines or very large packets.
NO PACKAGES – They may get lost. Please warn all possible package senders NOT to mail them to your HANDY MAIL Laredo, Texas, address. One can use Fed Ex, UPS etc. with items addressed to your HANDY MAIL Box in San Antonio Tlayacapan, or your residence. This is the only safe shipping way and also to secure a proper signed receipt. People also ask friends who are traveling back and forth to help. We have no connection with the U.S. Postal Service. Our mail arrives in Laredo, Texas, at the Shipper's Warehouse, 5802 Bob Bullock C1. All letters are then promptly taken directly across the border and on to the shipper's plant in San Louis Potosi. There it is sorted and ours comes to San Antonio Tlayacapan.
Packages are one of our biggest downers in Mexico. Some people use the Mexican mail, but postage is extremely high and there is some pilferage. To transport items, we suggest you ask friends for help and reciprocate when coming and going to the States or Canada; also Fed Ex, UPS etc. addressed to your HANDY MAIL Box in San Antonio Tlayacapan or your residence. Do not mail anything labeled with a questionable manufacturer's name or an illegal product's name showing on the envelope for shipment into Mexico (i.e. Medicine, Computer Items etc.). They will be confiscated; have them repackaged. Customers have told us that they have a friend re-wrap medicine and place it in a plain fairly flat business letter size envelope.
Magazines in clear plastic envelopes are fine, regardless of size or weight. The big N.Y. Times and Chicago Tribune are OK unpackaged. We are sorry that there is not a good reasonably priced way to ship packages and packets into Mexico This is one of the fees we pay for our fabulous weather. REFERRING A FRIEND Please refer a friend to HANDY MAIL. We will give you two months Box Rent free when a referred person signs up for 6 months. If initially they sign up for just one month or so and continue on for a total of six months, that still applies. CONTACT US Email: email@example.com Phone in Mexico: 011 52 (376) 766-3813 USA / Canada 210-200-8776 Local: (376) 766-3813 USA Phone Number: 210-200-8776"