Business, Shipping and Mailing Services in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo
The company credo is that "MBE" not only stands for Mail Boxes Etc., but for "Making Business Easier". Los Cabos MBE franchise owner Hector Enriquez and his staff go the extra mile as if to make it "MMBE", Making Mexico Business Easier.
In previous “Doing Business in Mexico” articles, we have referred to Baja California as a three sided island, for the difficulties in obtaining materials and shipping present to the Baja business person. Well, in the last five years many things have happened, bridging the Baja Business Gap.
Probably the foremost of those changes for those doing business in Baja is the internet. The internet has allowed a wide variety of smaller hotels, restaurants and business in Baja to reach a world wide market. This webzine, actually published in Cabo, on a server in Las Vegas is visited by web surfers from all parts of the world.
internet has opened the door for US and Canadian business people to move
their personal operations to Baja for part or all of the year. The
electronic connection to the business world has become easy – it is the
physical connection, for documents and goods in and out of Mexico, that
presents more of a challenge. This is where a familiar company name, Mail
Boxes Etc., can help out.
Packaging and shipping to the US or worldwide is their specialty. With a wide variety of boxes and packaging materials you may pack your cargo yourself or have the MBE staff do it for you. When I visited the San Jose del Cabo store one of the employees was working diligently on constructing a wooden crate, to ship a large piece of artwork purchased on vacation.
Hector informed me this custom crating is a special service he has developed here in Cabo for vacation shoppers.
Hector purchased the existing franchise business in 2001. He has spent the last 4 years refining his stores products and services to better meet the needs of the Los Cabos and international business.
The San Jose del Cabo store (map) is located on the Just past the rotary to the airport on the north side of the Carretera Transpenisular Km31 in Plaza Las Palmas. The Cabo San Lucas store (map) is located a few steps from the stoplight in the center of town in Plaza Bonita near the Marina.
The name sake product is of course, mail box rentals. Your mailbox address is a street address in San Ysidro, California, suitable for DMV, banking and other senders having address requirements. It is also a suitable delivery address for UPS and other package services. Mail is forwarded down in bulk on weekdays and distributed to customer mailboxes in the two stores. You are furnished with a national and international mailing address and Hector’s staff will be happy to check your mail on a phone call. The mailbox service is very reasonable.
The Los Cabos Mailboxes also routes your northbound mail as well. Envelopes and packages are couriered to San Ysidro where they are mailed or shipped with a US carrier. Envelopes mailed to a US address start at $2.50.
The Cabo store is very convenient for those shoppers visiting from cruise ships. Cruise ship visitors disembark at the south end of the marina walk way. They can shop hundreds of Cabo tiendas (stores) and street vendors between there and the north end of the marina, where MBE is located in Plaza Bonita. There they can ship all their goodies home, worldwide with familiar companies like USP, DHL, Federal Express, Multi Pack and Estafeta. Because you pay no extra for using these independent companies at Mail Boxes Etc., you may use them as your one-stop shipping center.
Of course MBE can link you to the rest of the world electronically too. Internet service on both Macs and PC’s is available with DSL connections for fast reliable service. High speed reliable printers are also available. For those formal documents requiring hardcopy, you can send or receive faxes.
Both offices have a selection of well maintained office equipment available. High speed copiers that enlarge or reduce, collate, punch or staple helps Los Cabos business people create sales flyers or presentations. Other services include binding and laminating. Coming soon Hector tells us, will be affordable color copying as well. The staff will help you with your low or high volume copying needs.
Both stores also offer a variety of office supplies; folders, envelopes, binders and pens just to name a few of the items to stock your office. US postage stamps are available as well.
Hector continues to refine his services and is anxious to meet the special needs of Baja travelers and business people. He is always open to suggestion on how to improve service and invites you to stop by either the San Jose del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas office the next time your in town.
There are 2 Mail Boxes Etc.
locations in the Los Cabos Area:
San Jose del Cabo (Map)
Plaza Las Palmas Local 15
Carretera Transpenisular Km31
San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S. Mexico 23400
Tel: 011-52-624-142-4355 or 142-6075
Cabo San Lucas (Map)
Blvd. de la Marina No. 17
Plaza Bonita L-44
Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. Mexico 23410