Clinton now has its own dedicated shipping and office-services store.
The UPS Store opened Monday, April 20, in Centre Plaza, next to Little Caesars Pizza, at 1115 Charles G. Seivers Blvd.
It offers a wide variety of services for businesses and individuals, including packing and shipping through UPS, private mailboxes, faxing and printing, graphic design, posters and banners, business cards, shredding, passport and ID photos, and direct mail advertising.
Skip Nickle and his wife, Christi, decided to open the franchise store in Clinton after Skip Nickle retired from his job as senior director of sports marketing for Russell Athletic in Bowling Green, Ky.
A native of Knoxville, Nickle chose to move back to the area when he retired, and began looking for a home. The couple eventually chose a house near Norris Dam, and Nickle then started “looking for something to do,” he said.
While doing some consulting work from his home, Nickle found that other than the post office, there was nowhere in Clinton that he could ship packages. That’s when he started looking into the idea of a UPS Store franchise.
Now, his all-new store is open for business seven days a week, and has five employees besides himself and his wife.
Because it’s considered an “essential” business under Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s coronavirus stay-at-home orders, The UPS Store is up and running now.
It’s a good time to open, Nickle said, because so many people are working from home and do not have access to many of the office services they normally have at their places of employment.
The store has small, medium and large private mailboxes, which allow people with at-home businesses to have a dedicated business mailing address where mail and packages can be delivered and secured seven days a week, Nickle said.
The store is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The UPS Store’s website can be found at locations.theupsstore.com/tn/clinton/1115-charles-g-seviers-blvd.