A virtual mailing address allows you to maintain a more private home, while still getting postal mail and packages. Mailing addresses can be used for the registration of a business and they come with a virtual mailbox. All mail is accessible from your phone or computer, 24/7 no matter where you are located.
PO Boxes come with a higher price tag, compared to a virtual mailing address. Since your mail is storred in the cloud, virtual mailing addresses are half the price of a physical PO Box. With a PO Box, you also cannot receive packages from any shipping company other than the USPS.
No matter if you are travelling, or if it is late at night, you can access your postal mail from your phone or computer. Virtual mailboxes come with mail scanning, mail forwarding and check deposit capabilities. This allows you to manage mail remotely, from the comfort of your own home.
Because your mailing address is a real street address, you can use it to register your business with your state. All business documents moving forward can be sent to that address, and accessed from within your virtual mailbox account. Got more than 1 business? Use the same virtual business mailing address for all!
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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.
A virtual mailing address is the best way to get mail, without needing to go to the Post Office every week, or having mail exposed to anyone at the front of your home. Virtual mailing addresses, area real street addresses and come with a virtual mailbox. All mail get uploaded into your account, and can be accessed through your computer or mobile device.
Every time you get mail at your virtual mailing address, you will get an e-mail notification, letting you know that you have mail. Once you log into your account, you will see scanned images of all your mail & packages. Those are exterior images of your envelopes & packages. Depending on what the envelope is and whether you want to see the documents that are inside, you can request a mail scan. This will tell our team, to open the envelope, and uploaded scanned copies of your mail. From there, you can download those to your computer. For packages that are in your account, you can add a shipping address to ship them to. If you are located overseas, you can request that we ship your packages to you. Those will be shipped with up to 80% off retail shipping rates.
Other features that come with your account, include free check deposits and free shredding of your mail. If you get bank checks or social security checks sent to you, you can simply request that we deposit them on your behalf at the bank you select. For shredding, all mail items that you delete from your account, will get securely shredded and recycled.
A virtual mailing address is a much better option compared to a physical mailbox, because of the ability to sort through the mail that comes in. Whenever your mail comes, our team will manually throw out all junk mail and only upload the envelopes and images of the packages that are important to you.
If you consider that more than 85% of the mail you receive is junk mail, this can be both a great time saver and a convenience. No more do you need to drive to the post office, simply to pickup a bunch of advertisements.
PO Boxes are great for distancing your mail from your residence, but they come with a price. If you were to sign up for a typical, medium size PO Box, you would expect to pay about $30/mo. That means, that you would still need to physically go to the Post Office every week, stand in line and pay for gas money back and forth.
With a virtual mailing address, you can get an unlimited amount of mail (more mail than the extra large box would hold at the Post Office,) at no additional charge. For just $14.95/mo, you can have all your mail sent to your phone or computer. Also, you can have all your mail physically stored at our location, for as long as you want. Depending on the plan you select, you can have up to 180 days of free storage.
Something you will want to consider when signing up for a virtual mailing address, is who does the actual processing of your mail. It is very common for our industry, for virtual mailing address companies to outsource their customer’s mail, to third party local pack & ship stores. These are not professional virtual mailbox companies, nor do they specialize in virtual mail. They are essentially just the fulfillment part of the process. So you are signing up with a virtual mailing address, but in reality, you are signing up with some pack & ship store that you have never had the change to speak with prior to signing up or even looking up reviews.
Customer service can turn into a great nightmare as well. In the case where the local store answers your calls, they have to juggle physical mailbox and digital mailbox customers. The nature of their business, is physical mailboxes. So if you have any questions, or issues that come up with your app, or virtual mailbox, they would not be able to help. If you were to contact the virtual mailing company itself, their customer service team would be located someplace offshore, with no knowledge of what is happening to your mail in the US.
US Global Mail has made it a point, since our founding in 1999, to have both the mail management and the customer service team, located in the same facility. Communication in an industry like this, with hundreds of mail pieces being managed for a single customer, is imperative.
If you are overseas, happen to be travelling abroad and need access to your mail, you can have all packages & envelopes shipped to you, with up to 80% off retail shipping rates. Due to the amount of packages we ship, shipping companies like the USPS, UPS & FedEx will give us large discounts which we then pass down to the customer.
That means, that if you were to have your package shipped directly through the UPS, it would actually be more expensive than if you had an account with US Global Mail. Prior to requesting a shipment request, we will be giving you a full series of quotes from the different shipping providers, so you can select the shipping product that makes the most sense to you, and for the lowest price.
If you are not an existing customer of US Global Mail, you can check out our discounted shipping rates, by using our shipping calculator.
Don’t let the name fool you. A virtual mailing address is a physical street address that comes with a virtual mailbox (hence the virtual reference.) That means that you can use that address for the registration of any business and even for marketing purposes (Google My Business, Online Directories etc.) Once you have registered your business with the Secretary of State, you can have all mail sent to your virtual mailing address, and can access it online from your virtual mailbox account.
Another important benefit that you get, with signing up for a virtual mailing address, is that because it is not a PO Box, you can actually receive packages from all shipping carriers (not just the USPS.) If you had a PO Box at the Post Office, you would not be able to get packages send there from Amazon, or have FedEx ship a package to your PO Box. Because your virtual mailing address is a physical street address, you can receive packages from pretty much any shipping company.
As we mentioned earlier, selecting your virtual mailing address provider, is something that will follow you for the long run. Therefore, making sure that you are picking the right company the first time, is very important. The best way to know what kind of an experience you can anticipate, is by looking at the reviews of the company. US Global Mail has had built a strong reputation in the industry, with the highest rated virtual mailing platform and the greatest number of reviews. Across review platforms like Google, BBB & Trustpilot, US Global Mai has been the recipient of thousands of 5 star reviews.
In many cases, the reviews come from customers who have been with us for 10 and even 15 years! Our average customer has been with us for about 7 years.
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It is one thing for an individual or a small business to trust their mail with a virtual mailing address company. But we have been privileged to earn the business of expat employees from large corporations like Netflix, Chubb & Shell. In some cases, entire corporate mailrooms have been outsourced to us. If you belong to an organization that would like to manage mail virtually, reach out to us. We would love to hear from you.
Another perk that comes with our virtual mailing address, is that you can receive mail from more than just one person, from the same account. When you select the Plus plan, you can sign up your entire family under the same account, at no additional cost. If you are a business, select the business plan, and you can add as many business names to your account as you like. Keep both personal and business mail in one place, and receive both at a single virtual mailing address.
Signing up for a virtual mailing address, is a decision that will follow you for a long time. Just like when you select a phone number, you do not change it every year. Having to update your contacts and family members about a new mailing address every year, is not realistic and a great hassle. So whoever you select, you’ll need to know that you can stick with them for the long run.
When a virtual mailing address provider, outsources your mail, a situation which by default will create a negative customer experience, how can you comfortably say that you will be with them for the next 2-3 years? Or if you have to deal with customer service teams that are overseas, and have no clue on what is happening with your mail on-shore, how is that a relationship you can maintain for years at a time?
Sometimes, we kiddingly tell our customers that selecting your virtual mailing address provider, is the most important decision you can make right after selecting your spouse. The truth is, many important documents, including federal & IRS documents, go through the mail. If you are not able to rely on your virtual mailing company, that will jeopardize a series of other events in your everyday life.
All you need to do, is look through our plans, and find the one that is a right fit for you. We have three main tiers; basic, plus & business. Once you sign up, you will be asked to complete a short onboarding process, which will allow us to get 2 forms of ID (this is required for verification purposes,) and a notarized 1583 form (this is required by federal law, in order to manage mail on your behalf.) The final step from there, is to complete a change of address with the USPS. This way they will know to redirect mail from your current mailing address, to your new virtual mailing address.
If you are not sure about which plan to sign up for, or have any questions what so ever, we are always available to help you throughout the process. We have a dedicated, in-house customer service team that is accessible via chat and on the phone.
Something to keep in mind as you are signing up, is that all plans, come with a 30 day money back guarantee. So if you are not 100% happy with your virtual mailing address, reach out to our support and they will process a refund for you.
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A virtual mailing address is a real physical address (not a po box,) where you can receive all your packages and mail. As opposed to PO Boxes, virtual mailing addresses can receive mail from all major shipping carriers, and not just the USPS. Virtual mailing addresses come with a virtual mailbox, which allows you to get instant e-mail notifications of the arrival of new packages and mail. From within your virtual mailbox account, you can also see scanned images of all your mail that has arrived for you.
Once you sign up for a virtual mailing address, you will want to complete a change of address with the USPS (a simple form that tells USPS to automatically send mail to your virtual mailing address.) From there, all mail & packages you receive, will arrive to your new address. You can request mail scans of the contents of your envelope, have a package shipped to another address, shred junk mail or envelopes you do not want any more and even complete bank check deposits!
Virtual mailing addresses, are half the cost of a PO Box, because all your mail is stored in the cloud (so less physical space is required to store your physical mail.) Depending on whether you register for a the personal or business plan, the membership fee ranges from $9.95 to $24.95. Our plans come with flexible monthly terms as well, allowing you to pay month to month or up to a full year. Cancel anytime. Virtual mailing addresses come up with a 30 day money back guarantee.
Yes. Virtual mailing addresses are real physical addresses that can be used for the registration of your business. You can expect to receive all business documents, including IRS notices to the virtual mailing address you will be given once you sign up.
To register a business, make sure you select the business plan. We will need a couple forms of ID and a notarized 1583 form and you’ll be ready to go.
When you think of mailing addresses, there are really two types; the mailbox in front of your home and a PO Box. If you currently have a PO Box, switching to a virtual mailing address would allow you to see all mail online from your virtual mailbox account. The best way to think of it, is like e-mail for postal mail.
Because all your mail is stored in the cloud, you can expect to save up to 50% on your membership fee, compared to getting your mail at a PO Box.
In short; virtual mailing addresses are just like any other mailing address, with the added perks of being a lot cheaper, more convenient because you access your mail virtually and can be used for the registration of a business (PO Boxes do not have that ability.)
Last but not least, even though PO Boxes will limit you to receiving packages just from the USPS, virtual mailing address will let you receive packages from all shipping carriers (UPS, FedEx etc.)
Yes. As with any address you might be getting mail at, once you complete a change of address with the USPS, all mail will be redirected from your going to your PO Box, straight to US Global Mail. Enjoy a cheaper, quicker, digital experience.
Getting a virtual mailing address is very easy. First, pick a plan; we have personal & business plans that will give you more options and that you can compare.
Once you sign up, you will be prompted to send us a couple forms of ID and a notarized 1583 form. We have already created an easy dashboard to which you can upload all these within a few clicks.
Lastly; you will need to complete a change of address with the USPS. This will inform them to send mail directly to us.
If you have any questions throughout the process, feel free to reach us via our chat or phone number. Our customer service team will be more than happy to answer any questions. It is why we have over 1000 five star reviews online!
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