By Beth Hilker
One visit to Postal Plus More, and you’ll quickly realize it is no ordinary shipping store. The owner, Mike Kerin, has an enthusiastic passion for life, his customers, Hot Wheels, collectibles, and rescue dogs.
Mike grew up in Wisconsin but has lived in Phoenix for 27 years. He purchased the postal store when he realized on-line shopping had created a boom in the shipping business. His goal was “to build the coolest shipping store ever,” and Postal Plus More is certainly not your corporate cookie-cutter franchise.
According to Mike, “If it fits through the door, it ships!” He is an authorized retailer for Federal Express, the United States Post Office, and DHL International. The store also offers other services, including fingerprinting, faxing, PO boxes, packaging, and shipping supplies.
Mike has a second business in the same store, called Cubbiehole Collectibles and has over 25,000 diecast cars in stock, including brand name new releases. “With Cubbiehole Collectibles, I’ve created an international destination for Hot Wheels and die cast collectors,” states Mike. “I’ve had folks from around the world visit, most recently from as far away as Germany.” Mike has an extensive knowledge of Hot Wheels trivia and claims to be well-known for his “massive inventory, great prices, and exceptional wheeling and dealing.”
Mike also has a huge heart. When visiting his store, you can’t miss his three adorable rescue dogs, Bandit, Shadow and Pookie. All three come to work with him each day.
My husband has been shipping packages with Mike for many years and rents a PO Box in the store. All three of my kids have enjoyed perusing his incredible collection of toy cars and memorabilia, and many Hot Wheels have made their way into my sons’ toy box. Mike Kerin’s Postal Plus More is a one-of-a-kind business and a wonderful asset to the 19 NORTH community. The next time you need to mail a package, drop on by!
Postal Plus More/Cubbiehole Collectible
1810 W. Northern Ave., Suite A5
Phoenix, AZ 85021