Getting your postal mail via an online po box, means that you can access it any time of the day, regardless of where you are in the world. PO Boxes at the post office, will usually only accept packages from the USPS and no other carriers. With an online PO Box, you can receive packages from UPS, FedEx, DHl etc.
Not only are online po boxes more convenient, they’re also cheaper. Because your mail is storred in the cloud, they are half the price. You can also select flexible terms, anywhere from monthly and up to a full year. You can cancel or renew at anytime.
When you sign up for an online po box, you get to access all mail and packages from your phone or computer. Scans of every item are uploaded into your account and you also get instant e-mal notifications of every new arrival. You can have packages shipped to another location & even request bank check deposits.
Online PO boxes come with real physical street addresses. That means that your new address can be used for any business registration, and to receive official business documents (monthly bills, IRS notices etc.) It’s also a good way to distance your residence and maintain your privacy.
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Sign up, pick a plan and you’ll get a permanent US GLobal Mail address. Redirect your mail to that address via a USPS change of address form. Your mail starts arriving at its new permanent home and is available via your secure virtual mailbox.
In your Virtual Mailbox, see images of your envelopes and boxes and digital contents of your mail. Read, print, ship, download, save and search for easy, instant access. No more travelling to your mailbox.
Keep track of bills, taxes, notices, mail online. Sort into folders. Share with your CPA, family members as needed. Simple, Secure and Productive. No more lost or misplaced mail. No ID theft from your online mailbox.
An online PO Box is an online platform, via which you can access all your mail and packages. It works just like a typical PO Box would, with the added benefit of being able to read your mail from your phone or computer. Whether you are located in the US or overseas, you are able to stay on top of all your mail. Online PO Boxes are not closed on the weekends and you can access them any time of the day.
Once you sign up for an online po box, you will be given a physical address (not a po box,) to which all your mail will be forwarded and collected. Whenever a mail item arrives for you, it will get scanned and get uploaded into your online PO Box account. In there, you will be able to see all your mail & packages that have arrived for you, with an image of each. If you need to have a mail item scanned (interior documents,) you can request that from within your account. Similarly, if you need to have a package shipped to your location, that can also be requested from within your account.
Your online PO box comes with a series of additional perks, that you would not normally find at the Post Office. That includes free check deposits & unlimited storage. So no matter how much mail you may receive, you can receive it all at your account at no additional cost.
One of the most important reasons why people who use a PO Box, decide to switch to an online PO Box alternative, is that they are able to save a lot on their monthly membership. Just to give you an idea of how much cheaper an online PO Box is, a medium size PO Box at the Post Office will cost north of $30/mo. And that of course means that you still need to visit the Post Office a couple times a week, stay in line and pay for gas money back & forth. With an Online PO Box, you are able to get all your mail on your phone for just $9.95/mo for the annual plan or $14.95/mo for the month to month plan. If you consider the fact, that you can receive an unlimited amount of mail at your online PO Box (as opposed to a physical mailbox, where there is a natural limit depending on the box size you have signed up for,) you are saving hundreds of dollars a year.
Isn’t it annoying, that every week you need to go to the Post Office to pick up your mail, and there is always a bunch of junk mail in it? Even if you pickup your mail in front of your home, you are probably getting a ton of advertisements in the mail. With an Online PO Box, all junk mail gets thrown out, before it even enters your account! Only envelopes that are not advertisements and that matter to you, get uploaded into your account.
Speaking of shredding mail, if there is some envelope that you want to have shredded, you can just request that we discard it and we’ll securely shred it for you. You will be happy to know, that both junk mail and discarded mail items, get recycled. We collect tons of junk mail (in the 10’s of millions,) that we are able to recycle.
The nice thing about an Online PO Box, is that you can have your entire family get mail, through the same account. If you select our Plus plan, that will allow you to add an unlimited number of family members. You can even add your dog’s name if you like!
All kidding aside, being able to have all mail in one place, that can be accessed through multiple users is a big time saver and a great way to keep your mail in order.
For businesses, you can have both unlimited family members added to your account and unlimited business names added under the same account. All businesses can receive Tax notices and be registered under the same address, and you can receive mail for all, under the same account.
Wouldn’t it be great, if you could have the convenience & security of all your mail being stored at a remote location that is not in front of your home, while still not being a PO Box you need to travel to every week? An Online PO Box is precisely that; all your mail gets neatly stored into mailboxes but your mailing address does not come up as a PO Box, but rather our own street address. This is ideal for customers who are looking to leverage an Online PO Box for the registration of a business. That same mailing address, can be used for all documents that you receive, such as IRS notices & federal documents.
There is another benefit to a physical street address, that should not get overlooked. When you have a physical PO Box, you can only receive packages from the USPS (exclusively.) With an Online PO Box however, you can get packages from all shipping carriers. This allows for additional savings on your shipping fees, because you have more options to choose from.
If you are located overseas, or happen to be travelling, you can have all your packages shipped to you, with discounted retails up to 80%. That means that if you were to ship through the shipping carrier directly, you would end up paying more, than if you shipped through US Global Mail. Due to the amount of packages we ship for our customers, we are given large discounts from the shipping companies that are then passed down to you.
A very unfortunate case about our industry, is that most Online PO Box companies will outsource their mail to third party pack & ship stores. That means that the company you sign up with, and the company that actually processes your mail, are two different entities that are not connected between them. So the Online PO Box company, is essentially the marketing tool behind the Online PO Box, and then the actual fulfillment takes place by a pack & ship store which provides its customers with physical mailboxes. These small retail centers, do not specialize in online mail management but rather own and rent out physical mailboxes (just like you would rent a PO Box at the Post Office.) As a result, Online PO Box customers do not make up the majority of their customer base, and are therefore less of a priority for the business.
US Global Mail handles all the mail management work in-house, and that includes all the customer service. If there is a problem with your mail, how would it be possible for an overseas call center to know what is happening on the ground, in the US?
Since our foundation in 1999, we have made it a point that both our mail operators as well as our customer service team, are located in the same building.
We sometimes kiddingly tell our customers, that choosing your Online PO Box provider, is the second most important decision after selecting your spouse. The truth is, when you have your mail forwarded to a particular mailing address, you do not want to have to update your contacts (neighbors, friends, family) every year. And since you will probably receive hundreds of mail items throughout the course of a year, with the need to occasionally reach out to our support team, you need to be able to get along with your Online PO Box provider, for the long run. If there are constant issues with the management of your mail, or customer service is not able to provide real time responses to your questions, then this will turn into a great hassle that you do not want to have to deal with.
The best way to get a sense of how good the Online PO Box service will be, is by looking at the reviews of that company. US Global Mail has received over 1000 reviews, across platforms like Google, BBB & Trustpilot. The average customer has been with us for over 7 years, and our oldest customer has been with us for 15+ years.
Make sure you do proper and thorough due diligence.
Over the years, US Global Mail has had the privilege of working with expat employees of companies like Netflix, Chubb & Shell. In some cases, entire corporate mailrooms have been outsourced for us to manage, for the sake of savings and a better mail management experience.
If you belong to an organization that would consider trying out an Online PO Box, we would love to hear from you.
Let’s say you sign up, and you are not happy 100% with the Online PO Box service. Don’t sweat it; we will process a full refund no questions asked. If you are still debating between which plan is right for you, we would recommend you just pick the plan that is closest to what you need. You can always upgrade/downgrade at any time.
Getting started, is really simple. First, you will want to pick a plan that fits your needs. There are three main tiers; basic, plus & business. Once you sign up, you will complete a short onboarding process through which we collect 2 forms of ID (for verification,) and a notarized 1583 form (this allows us to legally manage mail on your behalf.) From there, the only last step needed to start having mail sent to us for management, is to complete a change of address form with the USPS. This will let them know of your new address, so they can forward all your mail to us.
And that’s it! Pick a plan & sign up today. We look forward to working with you!
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An online PO Box is a platform (think e-mail) via which you can access all your postal mail. All mail that you receive, is scanned and uploaded into your online PO Box account. From there, you can request that we scan the interior contents of your envelope, have a package shipped to another address, complete a check deposit etc. Because this PO Box is online, you can access it from your computer or mobile device. Additionally, online PO Boxes (as opposed to traditional offline PO Boxes,) can receive packages from all shipping providers and not just the USPS.
Once you sign up for an online PO Box, you will be given a virtual address, to which all mail & packages will be forwarded. Whenever a mail item or package arrives at your virtual address, you will receive an e-mail notification as well as a scanned image of the exterior of your mail or package. From there, you can ask us to scan the documents within your envelope, or have the physical copy shipped to you. Online PO Boxes are like e-mail, for postal mail. You can literally read all your mail, online from your phone or computer. If you receive checks in the mail, you can also have those deposited to your bank of choice, for free. The best part about online PO Boxes, is that all junk mail is tossed out, before it even enters your account. And if you need any mail shredded, you can request that from within your account.
If you already have a Post Office box, you can easily switch to an Online PO Box. A growing number of PO Box owners, are moving to online PO Box options for convenience and cheaper pricing (online PO Boxes are half the price of traditional offline PO Boxes.) To make the switch, you would simply fill out the Change of Address form with the USPS. They will know to redirect your mail to your new online PO Box address, from there.
Depending on whether you select the personal or business plan, online PO Boxes range from $9.95 to $24.95/mo. You can select month to month plans, or annual plans. You can also cancel, upgrade or downgrade at any time. No long term contracts and a 30 day money back guarantee.
Yes. Online PO Boxes, as opposed to PO Boxes from the Post Office, are real physical addresses that can be used for the registration of any business. You can file your business with the secretary of state, by using the address that you are provided with, when signing up. All business documents, can be received & managed from your online PO Box from that point. And if you need to add additional members (like a corporate mailroom professional or a secretary,) you also have that functionality as well.
Post Office boxes are owned by USPS and centered in physical locations exclusively. They do not have a virtual mailbox element to them, and can only be accessed during business days & business hours. The Post Office will generally not accept packages from other shipping carriers, such as UPS & FedEx. So that limits you to only receive packages from the USPS and having all other packages sent to a residential address.
An Online PO Box on the other hand, has both the physical box aspect as well as the virtual mailbox. So you can opt to visit our location in person if you want to pick up your mail, or (what most customers do,) simply log into your virtual mailbox account and view it digitally. The best way to picture an online PO Box is like e-mail for postal mail. As opposed to Post Office boxes, you can receive packages from all shipping carriers, and not just the USPS.
Online PO Boxes are also a lot cheaper compared to Post Office boxes. Because all your mail is stored in the cloud, you can expect to save more than 50% when you sign up for an Online PO Box. And if you happen to be overseas, you can have packages forwarded to your address with up to 80% off retail shipping rates.
Getting an online PO Box is very easy. First, select the plan that is right for you; you can pick between personal & business plans. You can also select the term you want (annual or month to month.) From there, you will need to send us a couple ID’s, complete a notarized 1583 form & change of address form, and you’re good to go.
We have created a very easy on-boarding process, that allows you to upload all documents in one place and have this process completed in minutes.
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