We call this our Porter Service. Click here to find out more about how you can ship items from home or directly from vendors for a consolidated delivery upon your arrival in Ann Arbor.

information on all these other services 

Pick-up = for spring and summer term students, we come to your room and take your belongings back to our store for shipping or storage.  This includes students here for summer term who will only need ~2 weeks of storage.

Supply delivery = the best boxes on campus with free delivery so you can pack

John's Moms = a real, live mom works alongside you to pack up and prepare your belongings for pick-up OR helps you unpack and and settle into your new space 

Professional packing = we professionally pack fragile & awkward items to ensure safe storage or shipping

Same-day move = two men come to move you from one place to another within the UM area on the same day

Drop-off = you bring your belongings to our store on Ellsworth Rd. for shipping or storage

What about my plastic drawers?

This is the most common packing question! Find the answer to this question and every other we've ever been asked on our FAQ page. 

We’ve got three kids in U of M this year, and it would be impossible to handle without John’s!
— Customer 2016: twin freshmen and a senior

Contracted by UM

The UM continues to choose JPS. We maintain strong, positive relationships with the housing department; they call on us to help students not only at move-out and move-in but whenever they face unexpected challenges.


JPS is located just a short distance from the University of Michigan. At move-out, we’re on campus all day. During finals week, we also set up stations in selected dorms, serving students right in their own lobbies. 


We sell the best boxes, specially made for us. We professionally pack large/fragile/awkward items for safe handling. We even offer a premium packing service, John's Moms, to help students pack up their rooms


When we need extra help during our busy seasons, we reach out to family and friends and only hire people we know. You can trust our team to be courteous, honest, and willing to go the extra mile. 


JPS is a family business. We work side-by-side with our team. Most important, when issues arise, we are on the ground in Ann Arbor, accessible and attentive to the needs of students and families. 


JPS is an Ann Arbor concern, started by UM alumns: we are not a chain. We listen to our customers' ideas and take their feedback very seriously, as we strive constantly to improve our performance. 


 John's Pack and Ship has been serving Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan for two decades.

As Michigan alumni, John & Michelle Kazanjian know first-hand the needs particular to Ann Arbor's campus.

And as parents of five daughters who have attended six out-of-state schools (so far), they also understand the stress of moving kids long-distance.

We often say, “We wish WE could call US.”