Lucky Landing?

It looks like luck came just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

One of our SkyGeek sleuths (who wishes to remain anonymous) sent us word of this freakish form of fortune.

John Frost, a 49-year-old skydiver, was hit by a Cessna at a small runway in Tampa, Florida. The plane was piloted by 87-year-old Shannon Trembly. Photographer Tim Telford captured the collision. Miraculously both Frost and Trembly not only survived but managed to sustain only minor injuries.

Here’s a video clip from NBC News reporting on the incident:

Ironically this incident occurred around March 8th, the designated date for Safety Day sponsored by the USPA (United States Parachute Association).

Thankfully no one got seriously hurt. If anything this kind of fortune is a reminder that grounds us in reality—as long as a person is in the air there is always the danger of falling in an unintended way or crashing into others that aspire to fly as well.

We can’t stress this enough: STAY SAFE OUT THERE!

Remember, you don’t need the luck of the Irish to obtain this. All you need is precaution, alertness, and preparation…And perhaps the right supplies. (Hey, that’s a part of preparation, right?)

SpaceX: Forerunner of the Future

What happens when sci-fi becomes more than just imagination?

Science fiction enthusiasts (all right, nerds and geeks if you want to be more accurate) will tell you that much modern technological advancements are due in part to the minds of not necessarily scientists and engineers but, in some cases, writers.

Cell phones, anyone? You can thank Gene Roddenberry and the creative minds of Star Trek, who incorporated a “communicator” into Starfleet’s main staple of equipment. Other technology from the series has resulted in real-life applications as well.

Or what about satellites that make wireless communication possible? Maybe you should thank Arthur C. Clarke, one of the “Founding Fathers of Science Fiction,” for introducing the concept of geosynchronous orbit in 1945, something that became a reality 20 years later.

I guess you could say, “no sci-fi, no Wi-Fi.”

There have always been innovators willing to propel us into the future. And while flying cars may not happen any time soon, move over, Jetsons, we have seen Earth’s Manifest Destiny and its name is SpaceX.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, aka SpaceX, is setting its sights on going from terra firma to extra-terrestrial. Its main mission is to “revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.” That’s right—LIVE on other planets. A pipe dream, you might say, but then again so was getting a man on the moon or even using a portable computer (smartphones, are everywhere if you haven’t noticed).

To understand the potential of SpaceX programs, all you have to do is watch a demonstration of their tech’s capabilities. The following is a short clip of their Grasshopper rocket:

Wow, that kind of control would make even Stark Industries jealous. Oh wait, CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, has already inspired Iron Man:

At first glance that might not be so impressive. You may even question if the Grasshopper video is the result of special effects and Hollywood tampering. It isn’t.

“Oh yeah, well how did they get that footage? It seems fake.” Actually, as the title of the Youtube video explains, they used a single camera hexacopter, which is able to remain stationary in flight and is great for aerial video and aerial photography. But I digress…

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A hexacopter lifting off. This may not be the hexacopter used to capture the SpaceX Grasshopper, but it gives you an idea of what one looks like. Image courtesy of http://www.likecool.com/

You have to realize that SpaceX is trying to implement reusability in a previously ineffective process. The aerospace industry constantly combats waste. Think about it: space missions rely heavily on rockets to propel cargo and personnel into orbit. And those rockets cost millions. Meanwhile, the cost of operations is in the billions. Only through innovation and ingenuity can these costs be curbed.

It’s hypocritical to spend immeasurable amounts of time and resources on preserving our planet through green technology (not to mention efforts like recycling) and then be so careless with space exploration. Disposable rockets? Not if SpaceX has anything to say or do about it.

With more precision landing, the Grasshopper offers hope that reusability is a distinct possibility for aeronautics. And with reusability comes sustainability—not only sustaining of programs but maybe one-day in the future, the sustaining of life on other planets.

“Jet-Hiking”: Adventurous, but is it safe?

The other day I read an article on CNN entitled, “10 things the U.S. does better than anywhere else.” Two items on the list: national parks and road trips. I think after what you’re about to read, though, you’ll find that trips don’t have to be limited to the road.

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Logo for Amber Nolan’s website. I like the Fonz-inspired thumbs-up. Aaaaaviation (Sorry, bad pilot puns are a staple around these parts).

I recently came across a Yahoo article on the subject of what some are calling “jet-hiking.” I know, I know, it’s a Yahoo article (hey, they can sometimes publish good reads that don’t make you want to skip right to the comments). Before you throw your empty oil cans at me, I just want to discuss it for a second.

First, “jet-hiking” is a misnomer. Amber Nolan, the young woman behind this aerial escapade, is flying pretty much exclusively in General Aviation (GA) aircraft. Last time I checked, GA does not equate to jet propulsion. Perhaps ‘jet’ is more sexy in Internet speak or perhaps when she launched her website promoting it, GA-hiking.com was already a taken domain name. Regardless, the concept of hiking across the country only by plane got my attention.

The Yahoo piece is a flash article, giving you an overview of Amber Nolan’s “No-land” transportational journey. She plans on traveling through the skyways to all 50 states. I found a clip of Miss Nolan being interviewed at EAA’s AirVenture 2013:

It seems like a bizarre idea for someone to just say “You know, what? I woke up this morning and want to fly across the country with strangers.” That type of care-free attitude is indicative of someone with an affinity for tree-hugging. And bark has bite.

Why is she doing this? If you did a fly-by evaluation you would think this attempt is purely nonsensical.

But then you find out she is a travel writer who plans to develop a book based on her experiences. Writers, or those familiar with their situation, know that you have to often go on adventures so that you have enough material to develop an engaging story. Do something out of the ordinary or unusual and the chances of your story being published become more than just thoughts in the clouds.

Still, it’s no giant revelation that it’s dangerous to hitch-hike—no matter what the incentive. This isn’t our grandfather’s America and it isn’t modern-day Canada. We don’t leave our doors unlocked anymore. And if we can’t even trust our neighbors, why would we trust strangers? All I’m saying is that I’m concerned for her safety, as any half-way decent pilot should be. I hope she doesn’t get lost or stuck in the middle of nowhere. Maybe she should consider carrying the SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Tracker and Messenger.

But Nolan has been courageous enough to face the wind head-on. And the GA community has helped her meet most of her goal. The above video said she had traveled to 36 or 37 states; the Yahoo article (posted September 21, 2013) currently has her at 42 states. Only eight states left, including Alaska and Hawaii. The latter state might pose a problem for her since GA aircraft might not have what it takes to cross the Pacific. However, we shall see.

Her journey is probably not ground-breaking. But if you ask me it is certainly uplifting. It is refreshing to see something like this.

I perused Nolan’s website. This self-proclaimed “JetHiking Gypsy” has set up links to several non-profit organizations that work within and/or through the aviation community including Dreams of Flight (outlet to inspire young women to fly); Operation Prop (Wounded Warrior and disability-based organization); and Angel Flights (volunteer pilots for humanitarian efforts). There are fewer things more important during an adventure than spreading the word and cultivating charitable action during the process.

No matter the result, no matter the criticism by those who do not understand, on behalf of SkyGeek, I salute Amber Nolan for showing the general public the generous side of the GA community.

SkyGeek Reviews Disney’s “Planes”

What do you get when you combine animation and aviation? Disney’s new movie “Planes.” You also get a great idea for a blog post. ..

I know opening weekend has passed but SkyGeek was not part of the fortunate few to see a special advanced screening of the movie at Fly-In Theater at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

“From above the world of Cars” – that is the tagline of the movie, a tagline that can be found at the end of this trailer:

The plot revolves around a cropdusting plane appropriately named Dusty. This single-prop plane wishes to ditch his farm-based life and instead compete in the sky-highly competitive realm of air racing. Many obstacles hinder his progress, including a rather unfortunate fear of high altitudes. Through friendship and determination, though, Dusty might just prevail.

This is the second vehicle-themed feature film franchise from Disney/Pixar (Pixar is owned by Disney). There’s a joke that this film series will inevitably be followed by a third vehicle-based series called “Boats.” I can see it now, the tagline will be “From below the world of Cars and Planes” and you will have crazy, lovable characters like a submarine named “Perri”–short for periscope of course.

Speaking of jokes, that is one of the main criticisms circling the Interwebs as to how this movie nose-dives. The jokes are one-dimensional and many are based on ethnic-stereotypes. Some say that such stereotypes are culturally insensitive. My rebuttal? It’s a kid’s movie and kids usually have very little clue about political correctness. I know parents/adults are watching too and it may sound crazy, but some people like laughing about their own ethnic stereotypes (I’m Geekanese, go ahead, make fun of me and my non-existent pocket-protector).

Other reviews are pretty jaded. One critic equates it to “Cars 2 with Wings,” which is a valid point. However, said critic also mentions that kids will get bored; ironic considering that through all the snarky remarks, pseudo-intellectual quips, and unnecessary existential ponderings, I found that review rather “tedious.”

Variety has a less cynical but still altogether skeptical review of the movie. Critic Justin Chang says the merchandising aspect of the film may provide a helpful thrust and supplement box office success. His concern? Word-of-mouth may keep the film grounded or headed for a “rough landing.” While it’s true that animated movies are known to capitalize on kid’s impulsive need for flashy images and the mass acquisition of toys, should that come as any surprise? That’s how many animated films work.

Look, I may be an adult too in-touch with my inner child, but why all the hate? Somewhere along the way, critics lose perspective. Attention: IT IS A KID’s MOVIE. As an animated movie geared toward children, this is not a complex film. It is not Casablanca and it does not have mind-numbingly complicated plot twists of a Christopher Nolan film.

Although this film seems like a simple and somewhat predictable story, what many are unaware of is that a lot of effort was made into getting the authenticity just right. Of all the publicity this film has thus far received, I like CNN’s article where they interview Sean Bautista, a pilot with over 40 years of experience who was hired as a consultant. His expertise on flight was used to check for accuracy, so that “avgeeks” everywhere could appreciate the plane-based characters’ swag and grace.

Despite pixilation, realism was a priority.

Unfortunately, casual viewers won’t be aware of the efforts of Bautista –one that included telling creators to give the main character a “vasectomy” of sorts in order to reduce drag and increase Dusty’s speed so he could better compete in races.

Part of the problem is understanding the intentions behind production of the film and matching it to audience expectation. What many may not know is that “Planes” was originally intended for direct-to-DVD release. Most films like this are of lesser quality than ones originally slated for the box office.

Another thing to consider: Whereas “Cars” was directed and written by John Lasseter–animation icon and chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios– “Planes” was created by veterans of homevideo films. Still, like the main character, Dusty, the movie overcame odds to be something more than intended and was impressive enough to get a theatrical release.

Initially I considered titling this post “In Defense of Disney’s ‘Planes’” but decided against it. I’m not flying blind here. There are plenty of flaws, most of which I have lightly touched upon and most of which film critics have definitely highlighted. But that is just it: I’m not a film critic. Just a person who loves planes and movies that relate to them.

This film repurposes the formulaic underdog story that is no doubt familiar to many. But the view from among the clouds might just allow it to be a breath of fresh air, especially if you or your child is an aviation enthusiast. “Planes” may not be at the top of Pixar’s pantheon of films, but it is an enjoyable aerial adventure that is a welcomed addition to the company’s catalog. Bottom Line: With expectations matching the content, you will not be disappointed.

SpaceTEC’s Take on Safety Wire

Is it the red or the blue wire? Careful, if you cut the wrong one your ashy remains will be found after the dust settles from a mushroom cloud explosion…

Greetings, geeks! I haven’t posted in a while so figured I would. I’ve had safety wire on my mind lately so I decided to search the Interwebs for anything that would serve as a quick guide or at least a refresher. What I found was a nice short video from SpaceTEC:

“Safety wiring is considered a redundant means of securing components to prevent them from becoming loose, should the primary retention capability fail during operation.” That is what the first screen of the video says. ‘Redundant’ used in this context does not mean something negative; SpaceTEC is not talking about overusing words in a five-page paper in English class. Here, redundant simply refers to the purpose of safety wiring; it acts as an additional and precautionary measure so that parts, most often hardware, remain intact. When it comes to securing fasteners (nuts, bolt, screws, etc.) and preventing vibrational forces from loosening parts, safety wire is a reliable and inexpensive means that leads to peace of mind.

The next screen from the above video states: “Items shall be safety wired in such a configuration that the safety wire shall be put in tension when the parts tend to loosen.” The screen displays two images—illustrations of a safety wire installed on bolt-heads and safety wire used on Castle nuts. This serves as a nice visual aid to give you an idea of the appearance of the configuration. Such a configuration allows for the safety wire to act as an antagonist to the part, meaning as the nut loosens, the wire tenses up. It is similar to how muscles function: as one muscle expands or extends, a corresponding muscle contracts. Imagine if both muscles contracted at the same time? Snap! Well, if a safety wire loosens while a part loosens, it defeats the whole purpose of the configuration.

The third screen retains the two images from the previous screen. But now Aircraft Circular AC 43.13-1B is mentioned. “AC 43.13-1B covers all the aspects of general safety wire practices. There are three common sizes: 0.020, 0.032, 0.041. New safety wire shall be used for each application.” Check out Pages 19-25 of the Aircraft Circular AC43.13-1B where the FAA provides guidelines for “safetying.”

For the fourth and final screen of the video, safety wire pliers are briefly touched upon, particularly how they should be used to apply the wire: “Safety wire should be twisted six to eight turns per inch. The pigtail S/B 1/4 to 1/2-inch (three to six twists).” A picture illustrates this point.

For those who don’t know, SpaceTEC —located in Cape Canaveral, Florida— is the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Resource Center. Its primary mission is to serve as an advocate for employing aerospace technicians. The organization achieves this by providing an academic outlet for such individuals. This leads to a well-trained workforce for commercial, civil, and defense space activities relating to the aerospace and aviation communities.

According to SpaceTEC: “Its certification programs offer performance-based examinations that result in industry-driven nationally recognized credentials that reflect the competencies employers demand. The certification program is offered through a nation-wide consortium of community and technical colleges, universities, business and industry organizations, and government agencies.”

The good news is that SpaceTEC recently received a grant renewal from the NSF; this was accomplished through the NSF’s Advanced Technical Education (ATE) program. This will certainly help with further developing the certificate program, which consists of five key areas – Applied Mechanics, Basic Electricity, Industrial Safety, Materials & Processes, and Tests & Measurements.

Thanks to SpaceTEC for offering a quick reference for the applied mechanics of safety wire.

SkyGeek Lands on Internet Retailer’s 2013 Second 500 Guide

For Immediate Release

Internet Retailer Magazine Ranks Styles Logistics, Inc. as One of the Top 1000 Fastest Growing E-Retailers in the U.S.

Styles Logistics, Inc. (SkyGeek) Ranks 798 according to Internet Retailer’s 2013 Second 500 Guide and Eighth in the Merchandising Category (Automotive Parts/Accessories)

LaGrangeville, New York – July 17, 2013 – Countless small business e-retailers know that competition on the Internet is fierce. An unfortunate reality: Cyberspace can be merciless and unforgiving and if sales slump, a company will be lost in the void. But alas, a rising star emerges and that star’s name is SkyGeek.

SkyGeek’s sales for fiscal year 2012 have garnered the attention of Internet Retailer. In recognition of the company’s continuing efforts to sell over 140,000 items while maintaining expedient shipment of packages and excellent customer service, Internet Retailer has listed SkyGeek at #798 for their 2013 Second 500 Guide. In addition, SkyGeek ranks eighth under the magazine’s Merchandising Category, specifically under “Automotive Parts/Accessories.”

Steven Styles, President of Styles Logistics, Inc. as well as “Chief Geek” for SkyGeek, was pleased with the rankings. “This is fantastic news for our business. It shows that we can compete and we can do it well. We’ve got a great staff at our headquarters that are willing to find innovative solutions to problems we face daily, all while translating the benefits of our operations onto the people we serve.”

Part of the reason for making the list can be attributed to SkyGeek’s willingness to establish not only rock-solid core competencies—especially an open mind and an active responsiveness to customers’ inquiries—but also partnerships with third party businesses such as Exclusive Concepts and Nextopia. These partnerships have bolstered marketing strategies and refined the functionality of the SkyGeek website, all while increasing revenue considerably.

Despite a less than stellar economy, in the last year SkyGeek has increased its full-time employee staff by over 25 percent to meet the demands on quality assurance that customers now expect.

And even though Styles is happy, he and his company are not ones to rest on their laurels. “We’re constantly looking for ways to improve. Our business model will evolve so our goals are met efficiently. The content, layout, and features on our site will get better and we will move forward.”

One aspect of this improvement is in social media, where SkyGeek has begun creating content more consistently. By next year, they aim to revitalize their blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Along with other strategies, this will be implemented so that by 2014, the company is positioned further up among Internet Retailer’s ranks.

SkyGeek is grateful to Internet Retailer for publishing the company’s elevated status among the online landscape and wishes to extend its thanks to their loyal and expanding customer base for making this accomplishment possible.

About Internet Retailer

Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine that is at the core of an e-commerce conference and four directories that serve the retailing community. The Internet Retailer family of products focuses on the Internet’s vital role in a wide array of retailing activities, including Web merchandising, supply chain management and multichannel integration. Its 42,500 subscribers are senior executives primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand name manufacturers. Internet Retailer’s circulation represents the largest multichannel readership base of any retailing magazine.

About Styles Logistics, Inc.

The company’s roots can be traced back to 1969 when the Styles family took over operations at Sky Acres Airport. Many companies were formed, including Styles Logistics, Inc. Then, in 2001, SkyGeek was born in order to address the rising need for prompt service and shipment of aviation parts not only across the country but around the world. Currently, SkyGeek sends packages to over 75 countries and continues to grow. Through the website, Styles Logistics, Inc. aims to achieve the goal of “Supplying the Skies” so that customers can get all their aviation needs satisfied.

Media Contact:

Mark Cassetta @: mcassetta@styleslogistics.com

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SkyGeek Goes Hollywood? Propeller Hats Featured in the New Movie “The Internship”

They love us! They REALLY love us!

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Movie Magic…Cool photo manipulation/generator thanks to www.redkid.net.

When it came time to get the right gear for Regency’s new movie “The Internship,” rumor has it the studio turned to SkyGeek for help. The movie employs the comedic talents of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson (of “Wedding Crashers” fame). Both play middle-aged salesmen whose jobs are lost due to the rise of a younger workforce more in tune with the digital world. In an effort to show they are still able to compete with tech savvy youngsters, they sweet talk their way (they are salesmen after all) into getting a much desired internship at Google.

Most are familiar with Google’s logo and corresponding colors—letters with alternating red, blue, yellow and green. Even their browser, Chrome, is a round ball with the same hues. Since we sell the almighty geekified and immensely popular SkyGeek Propeller Hat you could say this item was destined for stardom. Check out the :34 mark and 2:00 mark from the following clip to see its film debut:

“That could be from any other place,” some skeptics might say. Well, a few months back we got a bulk purchase for over 100 propeller hats from a particular marketing firm. Coincidence? For reasons of customer confidentiality we can’t reveal the name of the company we sold the hats to but, needless to say, SkyGeek has now officially gone Hollywood!

As you can see in the trailer, costume designers modified the hats with the word “Noogler,” inscribed on the front, a name for new employees or interns at Google. If the film does well, we’d like to think our contributions played a role. Hey Regency, how about a mention in the ending credits? Or, at the very least, can you make a passing reference to us during the commentary on the film’s DVD once it is released?

“The Internship” is set to open in theaters June 7th and is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

SkyGeek Fights the Misleadingly Titled “Marketplace Fairness Act”

SkyGeek likes to stay away from politics. Red state versus blue state, elephant versus donkey…we don’t discriminate based on party affiliation. It’s bad for business to play favorites.

You know what else is bad for business? Bad policy.

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Just Say No…to bad policy such as H.R. 684

For those unaware, on May 6th the U.S. Senate passed S.743, better known as the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. It is now on its way to the House in the form of H.R. 684 where if passed it will become law. Hopefully this won’t happen.

H.R. 684 is a contradiction in terms. It is anything but “fair.” Basically, the bill aims to force small online retailers (like us) to collect taxes in states that have sales tax. This compliance would be costly in terms of time and money; it will definitely harm our overhead. H.R. 684 would leave us and other similar e-commerce sites subject to audits from other states where we don’t even have representation. That, my friends, jeopardizes the 10th Amendment.

One of the main problems with H.R. 684 is that it exempts online retailers making under $1 million from complying. In essence it stifles growth. I repeat: Stifles. Growth. Let me explain…

Let’s say I am a small business making $999,000 in sales. This law doesn’t affect my company. But if I make $1,000 more I will have to pay. Where, then, is my incentive to grow? My company won’t want to make any more to avoid the costs of compliance to H.R. 684. My company won’t want to hire anyone as well because that will cut into our profits. In a less than stellar economy, Congress shouldn’t be passing legislation that fails to combat unemployment.

And as for companies that make more than the arbitrary $1 million threshold, unless you are a big company like Amazon, this could potentially cripple your business.

Like two bald eagles clashing, our country is at odds with each other. This issue is a microcosm of what plagues this nation, i.e. assist those at the bottom (online retailers making under $1 million) while hurting those in the middle. Those at the top such as Walmart? H.R. 684 will be the equivalent of a slap-on-the-wrist to them. The costs for compliance would be mere chump change in their swelling purses. In fact, major online retailers support this bill because it will eliminate or hurt their competition.

This piece of legislation reeks of collusion. How else do you explain its blatant disregard for those in the middle? Why must our government draft bills that reward only one portion of American businesses? And why should they pit poor versus rich, small versus mid-size?

Bottom line: the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 should either be revised or rejected.

Please help the SkyGeek team on this. We need to mobilize the troops. All you fans of the site and flyers who believe in free enterprise can do your part. Here’s what needs to be done: The House will be voting on H.R. 684 on June 12th. If you support us, click on the link below and electronically sign the petition to vote down H.R. 684.

SIGN PETITION HERE

You can also write a letter to your representative. Go to this site to locate the right congressperson in the district of your state:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Finally, if you want more information about how this hurts SkyGeek and others like us, check out the eMainStreet (formerly Internet Retailers for Fairness) website:

http://emainstreet.org

We have a sense of humor around here but when it comes to policies that negatively impact us and indirectly you, the customer, it’s time to take off the propeller hat and put on our think tank cap.

This is one of the reasons why nothing ever truly changes in our country. Americans are often not aware of what specifically our government is up to at any given moment. It doesn’t have to be that way. Spread the word. Tell others. Use the resources in this article and let them know that they can affect change.

It’s time to take action.

SkyGeek Now Shipping Via FedEx SmartPost

When you run an e-commerce site, one of the major, unavoidable issues is shipping. It’s always the shipping. You can reduce the prices of the items you sell and make the navigation of the site the most user-friendly in the World Wide Web and it won’t be enough. At the end of the day, if a customer adds a list of items to cart and is about to check out and then sees high shipping costs, you know what happens? Transaction terminated.

If the costs don’t kill you, the time it takes to get delivered will. A SkyGeek is a geek and we love science fiction, but until NASA develops some form of Star Trekesque transport beam technology that gets your packages instantly sent to your door, we will just have to find more practical means of streamlining the purchase-to-destination timeline.

We searched the courier community and believe we have found a great shipping method that will work wonders from here on out: FedEx SmartPost.

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Illustration of how FedEx SmartPost works. Source: FedEx website. (Click to enlarge)

What is FedEx SmartPost and how does it work? Please focus your attention on the accompanying illustration. As you can see, from Shipper (SkyGeek) to Residence (customer) the process has eliminated some facilities and the amount of hands that touch your precious package. This is referred to as “zone skipping.” Words like highly efficient and cost-effective are used to describe this method and that is why we are using it, i.e. to pass these benefits onto those who do business with us.

Once sorted at a FedEX SmartPost hub, FedEx Ground shipping network takes over and is then deployed to your local post office. Finally USPS sends it to the recipient. You can still track the package using FedEx and your local post office. Plain and simple, right?

Time, experience, and feedback have shown that FedEx is the highest ranked carrier in terms of our customers’ preferences. We figured adding another option to our shipping methods was best for both the company and for the customer. SkyGeek is making every effort to keep our shipping costs as low as possible and our continued dealings with FedEx are working towards obtaining that goal.

Shipping costs are almost always changing and we try to make sure they do not negatively affect our customers. We understand that cost, convenience, fast delivery, and reliability are all factors that determine the best shipping method available. Unfortunately, there is no universal method that pleases everyone all the time. Otherwise we would be using it. Rest assured, we are making every effort to drive down the shipping costs.

Any questions and concerns can be directed to service@skygeek.com.