Goin’ Postal in Village Green Shopping Center is under new ownership.
Farragut residents Dea Toler, Blake Venable and his father, Frank Venable, purchased the business from Bill Groce in late June.
Toler will oversee the day-to-day operations with the help of Kim Browning, who already was employed at the full-service shipping and mailing business during the last three years.
A life-long accountant, Toler said she was ready for a change “after years of working, hunched over a computer.
“It was a good opportunity, and the previous owner wanted to do something different, too,” she added. “I’m just really excited to be here in Farragut.”
Goin’ Postal offers all types of shipping for residential and commercial customers, including Fed/Ex, U.S. Postal Service and UPS, and is “looking into working with (international shipping company) DHL,” Toler said.
“I would also like to help other small, local businesses save on shipping costs,” she added. “Our goal is to support the community in that way, too.”
Part of the full-service aspect of its services includes the company offering free boxes and packing materials for its customers.
“We can even build boxes for them to make it work,” Toler said.
Additional services include post office boxes, notary services, copying, scanning, faxing, laminating, paper shredding and badge-making, among others.
Toler is enthusiastic when she describes the changes she has in mind and are already implementing at Goin’ Postal.
“We are in the process of doing a facelift,” she said, pointing to new products being offered, including CBD oil and updated greeting cards.
Gift cards will be soon added to the mix, too.
Toler said they are looking to add product lines, and are actively seeking community input on what to carry.
“If customers have suggestions on what we should sell, just let us know,” she said. “We want to provide what the customers want to see here. We are planning to fill the store up with gifts.”
Toler also said she would “love” to get products from local vendors to sell.
“Everything we stock in the store is available online, then the customers could ship anywhere they want the items to be sent,” she added.
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays.
For more information, call 865-288-7708, e-mail Farragut@goinpostal.com or visit goinpostal-farragut.com. The company also is on Facebook at Goin’ Postal or on Instagram @goinpostalfarragut.