A Downtown Smithfield shipping business is now under new management.  We Ship It!, which has been in operation since 2006, has been purchased by longtime Smithfield residents, Ken and Jane Allen, from Becky and Chris Kinkade.
“We are excited to build upon an already successful business and be part of the Downtown Smithfield business community,” stated Jane Allen.  “Our motto is, ‘Whatever it is, we ship it!’”
The Allen family, including sons Thomas and Timothy, will continue to provide the services offered by the previous owners.  A full service packing and shipping store, offering both supplies and services, We Ship It! is able to ship through UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, and freight.  They also offer mailbox rentals and package acceptance, a convenience to customers who need their deliveries to be held when they may not be able to receive a delivery themselves.  We Ship It! offers several other complimentary products and services to its customers, including gifts and a large selection of greeting cards.
“We are so happy that the Allens have chosen to invest in Downtown Smithfield,” stated Sarah Edwards, Executive Director of the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation.  “With a convenient location, especially for the many downtown workers, We Ship It! provides a much needed service.”
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Smithfield is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency. 
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