STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford resident Frank Scaturchio knows the printing and shipping industries well.
A native of Stamford, he took a job as a delivery driver at Kinko's on High Ridge Road when it threw open its doors in 1996. He quickly worked his way up to assistant manager, beginning a long career.
Scaturchio is now heading the first Connecticut location of PostNet, which opened Wednesday. The store offers printing and shipping services targeted to everyone from corporations to eBay sellers who work from home.
Even as technology has allowed senders to use email instead of snail mail, Scaturchio said he sees the shipping business as a growing industry, “If you are selling things online and someone buys (them) what are you going to do? Pack it and ship it,” he said.
Unlike other shipping stores, Scaturchio said PostNet allows customers to ship through several major carriers, including FedEx, UPS, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. Some competitors are limited to offering shipping services through one carrier, he said.
Since customers can chose from among the carriers, Scaturchio said employees can help them find the best price for their shipping needs.
Scaturchio said his store also serves a wide printing market. “Everyone needs some sort of printing done,” he said. Companies ranging from new startups to well-established firms need to advertise — and products such as direct mail marketing can help them reach their goals.
The location also offers graphic design, full-service digital printing and ancillary business services.
While Stamford is PostNet’s first Connecticut store, the company hopes to expand to Bridgeport, Norwalk, Hartford and New Haven in future years. PostNet expects to open 10 franchised locations in those markets over the next five years, according to company officials.
The Stamford store is located at 680 E. Main St. near the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. For more information on PostNet, visit the company’s website here .
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