PASS History


Packaging And Shipping Specialists was started by Mike Gallagher in 1981 in Hobbs, New Mexico.  With an awareness of the increased scattering of families across the nation, Mike saw a gap developing.

Along with the remarkable expansion of mail order companies and the need of consumers to return unwanted merchandise, Mike recognized the gap between the limited hours, locations, and services offered by standard package carriers and the needs of the shipping public. 

His goal was to meet that growing demand. In 1985 Mike relocated to Texas, and since that time he and his staff have assisted others in successfully opening hundreds of additional stores. Together they continue to provide all the training and assistance new owners need in setting up and maintaining each P.A.S.S. business. And they provide total support in store operation, pricing, marketing, and advertising, as well as comprehensive ongoing assistance. 

Each store may choose their own name as they are owned and freely operated by enterprising people from all walks of life.