Miss Sunshine’s Container & Shipping Supplies opened its doors last Monday. The expansion of Miss Sunshine’s General Store is located at the former Idyllwild Town Crier office on North Circle Drive.
While there was some confusion, owner Shelly Downes explained that the general store isn’t relocating, but expanding to this second location offering shipping supplies, shipping services and containers.
“We have anything you need for your shipping needs and we will even do the shipping services for you if you don’t want to,” Downes said.
Idyllwild is known for its shipping challenges. Many people run into companies not shipping to P.O. boxes and others have trouble with physical addresses being recognized.
This new location will give the option to have packages shipped or mailed via UPS and Fed Ex for pick up at Miss Sunshine’s Container & Shipping Supplies.
While Downes accepted some shipping at the general store, part of the reason for expanding was because it takes space to handle the boxes and packages.
“We’ve had some boxes and containers at the other store but it takes a lot of real estate, so we decided to expand,” Downes explained. “There’s such a need for these services up here.”
Amazon lockers and private mailboxes are other services coming soon. The private mailboxes will most likely be installed outside for 24-hour access.
Currently, all copying, faxing, scanning and color printing are available.
“People seem to be excited about the expansion,” Downes said. “I’m so grateful the community has been supportive of our first store for us to be able to do this.”
Miss Sunshine’s Container & Shipping Supplies is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 54405 N. Circle Dr.