In this blog, we will be taking about Travelling Mailbox.
If you have been following this thread for a while, you will have noticed our effort to take a deep look into all the available mail forwarding & virtual address companies, and help people understand some of the core differences, companies you can consider and companies you’d like to stay away from.
Here at US Global Mail, we are confident we offer the best service & at the lowest price on the market (guaranteed) & have proven to be the leader in mail forwarding, for over 20 years. With over 80,000 customers under our belt, US Global Mail is the largest virtual address & virtual mailbox firm in the US.
Today we will be looking at another service; Travelling Mailbox.
The main difference between companies like iPostal1, Post Scan Mail (etc) and US Global Mail has to do with whether mail is being processed in-house, or outsourced and independently owned pack & ship stores. Additionally, companies such as iPostal1, target a market of people focused on acquiring prestigious locations for their businesses, or conveniently located places where they can go and pick up their mail.
Travelling Mailbox is no different than any of the aforementioned services, and in fact they too offer several addresses throughout the country. In an effort to avoid repeating ourselves as to “why” that’s a bad idea, read the full explanation here.
To dig in deeper, we will see in more detail a great number of reasons why Travelling Mailbox is probably not your best option when it comes to mail forwarding.
The advantage of working with a Virtual Mail company, is the fact that usually such services, process a good number of snail mail and ship an even larger amount. That essentially means, that shipping companies such as the UPS, are able to offer more favorable discounts to the company itself, which is passed down to the customer.
If you decide to move forward with Travelling Mailbox, unfortunately they do not share those savings with the customers but instead, simply offer retail shipping rates. If you are unsure what you should be paying for shipping, or looking to compare prices, check out our dynamic & accurate shipping calculator.
US Global Mail saves a lot of money when working with companies like FedEx & the UPS. And because we really care about offering the best bang for your buck, we pass on those discounts to you. It is an accurate estimate, that when forwarding your mail with us, you get up to 80% off on shipping costs. Travelling Mailbox unfortunately, not only does not come anywhere near those types of discounts; they don’t offer any discounts at all.
The monthly fee
Why pay $15 per month, when you can only pay $10?
US Global Mail has a lower monthly fee, but it gets better; we also offer more perks than Travelling Mailbox does.
Here’s a short list of the additional benefits you get, when working with US Global Mail:
- UNLIMITED incoming mail
- UNLIMITED forwarding addresses
- FREE letter storage for 180 days
- FREE package storage for 30 days
- FREE insurance up to $100 on every shipment
- Consolidation & Repackaging on request*
- Pick-up of documents on request*
- Automatic forwarding options
- Form 1583 Online Notarization Service
- Wind-down option for easy account closing
- Customs Paperwork Assistance
When everything is said and done, you are getting hundreds of dollars of additional value per month, not given to you by Travelling Mailbox.
And…even our monthly fee is 35% cheaper!
Unfortunately, so many mail forwarding & virtual mailbox companies, find a way to nickle & dime you for every bit of the service. As an example, Travelling Mailbox charges handling fees of $0.25/item after their limit, while US Global Mail offers unlimited handling with no fees at all.
Here’s another example: handling fees per box you receive.
US Global Mail doesn’t charge a dime, while Travelling Mailbox will charge you $4.95 per package.
We could go on and on: check deposit fees, shipment processing fees, low caps on letter storage and additional charges above those caps, limits on the number of users per account (unless you upgrade) etc.
The bottom line is: US Global Mail has transparent, straightforward pricing with no hidden charges that “miraculously” only show up after you have signed up for an annual plan already. What good would it be to us, to have people signing up for our service, and then cancelling the next year because we’re treating them with such ripoff tactics?
We want to work with you, and help offer a streamlined virtual mail system that can help you keep track of all your snail mail, and the fraction of what you will pay the common mail forwarding service.
Speaking of customer service, we are the epitome of customer service in this industry. One of the biggest areas of our budget as a company, is spent on our customer support personnel. And we are glad to pay that kind of money! We are vigorous in hiring the best talent in the marketplace. Which is why we consider such employees as investments, rather than expenses.
We want to offer all customers, the best possible experience. And that can only be done if we employ talented & well treated customer service people. If they’re happy with our workplace environment, that will transfer over in your phone conversations or e-mail correspondence with them. It’s a win, win, win situation. And we couldn’t be prouder!
Below you will get a clear picture of who has the most well reviewed service on the market – both in qualitative and quantitative terms.
These reviews come from Trust Pilot, the most reputable review platform online, where every reviewer gets to be confirmed & verified as a genuine customer of the service.
Let’s analyze some of the data real quick:
Not only does US Global Mail have the highest review scoring, but in every single rating category, from “Bad” to “Excellent” – we outperform everyone; the smallest number of “Bad” reviews & highest number of “Excellent” reviews. And Travelling Mailbox does not seem to have enabled this customer review platform as part of their program, or at least it’s not ranking anywhere in the top 4 mail forwarding services.
When it comes to streamlined mail management & virtual addresses, the choice is simple!
For any questions, you can contact us here.