In today’s blog, we will be reviewing Earth Class Mail.
We have covered extensively the reasons why offering virtual addresses in several locations and outsourcing your mail for customers is a terrible and immoral idea.
As a refresher, here are the top 3 reasons:
- Increased security risk when it is outsourced to a smaller subcontractor
- Mail theft & warehouse security
- Location is irrelevant for virtual mailboxes; mail is uploaded to the cloud – so the location of your virtual address does not practically matter.
In today’s blog we will be exploring another Mail Forwarding company that you may come across; Earth Class Mail.
Like iPostal1, they too advertise the “hundreds and hundreds” of locations they offer.
As mentioned before, this is nothing better than a Cable Company (TV) pitching you to switch provider & get 1000 more channels that you’ll never watch.
Unlike iPostal1 though, in the case of Earth Class Mail things become even more problematic…
Here is an example of a location offered on their website.
“The Perfect Portland Address” they say..
Read the address again and you’ll see it’s nothing more than a PO Box…
Your virtual address is now a PO Box in Portland; very professional if you’re looking to register your business there (irony.)
Were you also interested in setting up a Business Listing with Google?
There’s an issue with that…Google does not accept PO Boxes for the postcard verification.
So what exactly is the value in offering a PO Box as a Virtual Address?
No value really as:
- It doesn’t look professional for business purposes
- You can’t use it on Google
- You can simply register a PO Box yourself and avoid the upsell
- Earth Class Mail charges an arm & a leg, compared to what the Post Office will charge you.
Since we did bring up pricing, it’s probably worth going over the exact details on that. Objectively speaking, no matter what Mail Forwarding & Virtual Mailbox competitor you ask, the most expensive service is offered by Earth Class Mail.
The lowest price you’ll ever get with Earth Class Mail is $39/mo and that does not include additional fees that come with the service.
US Global Mail on the other hand only costs $10/mo and with a ton of Free Perks that Earth Class Mail will upsell you for. Here’s a list of those perks US Global Mail gives you:
So why is there such a big difference in pricing?
For one, Earth Class Mail is a service strictly focused on business customers. Examples of those would be large law firms, accounting firms etc – that have a big volume of mail coming and need streamlined mail management.
Another reason is the fact that US Global Mail is a larger company and with a lot more customers, meaning that we’re able to offer discounted rates not only on our monthly membership, but also when it comes to shipping (carriers will give greater discounts, the more mail items you send through them.)
It’s easy for someone to tout their own horn. But what if you have an objective market-place in which people call out the best service?
What is more transparent than reviews from customers who have signed up and used the service?
Here is how we compare to Earth Class Mail (and even other services.)
As you can see, we have far better ratings than anyone in the industry!
Additionally, Earth Class Mail has only received 2 reviews, compared to US Global Mail which has received over 700 reviews at the time of writing this article.
US Global Mail has been around since 1999, has over 80,000 customers under its belt and has been proven to be the leader in virtual addresses and mail forwarding. We do not take such an honor lightly and treat every customer as if it were our first!
For any any questions, you can message us here.