HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MAIL?
The number one question we get while full-time RVing, “How do you get your mail?” This was a number one question we asked also before we found out how other full-time RVers got their mail.
We have a mail service which is so slick. Traveling Mailbox. Travelingmailbox.com. They can do it all for you and the best part is NO MORE JUNK MAIL. Well at least very little anyway. Our mailbox is still located in Minnesota. However, Traveling Mailbox is in several states throughout the United States.
We pay a monthly fee of $20. It allows us 25 scans a month. If we need something forwarded to us it does cost a few extra dollars which is a very rare occasion these days because everything is done online.
HOW IT WORKS
Traveling Mailbox will send you an email when you get mail in your mailbox. You then have the following choices:
Here is the 2nd step of choices once they have scanned the mail for you:
Traveling Mailbox will also deposit checks for you for a fee. We don’t use this service, especially since most banks have a free mobile deposit. We print the check-off and take a picture of it then send the picture to the bank. It works very well.
SENDING MAIL TO YOU
The United States Post Office does allow general delivery. What does that mean? We didn’t know either. You can have your mail sent to any United States Post Office if you are gonna be in one area for less than 30 days. We have had to have our license plate tabs shipped to us from our Traveling Mailbox. It was very easy. Just call or go to your local Post Office and ask if you can have some items shipped in general delivery.
You will need to fill out a temporary address form. If the Post Office is small enough they might even call you when the item comes in.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR MAIL SERVICES
Several other companies can handle your mail for you and plenty to research. We went with Traveling Mailbox because Chuck’s mom had already used the service, so we figured if she uses it that was good for us.
We researched how do you get your mail from other companies and found this Traveling Mailbox fits our needs the best but here are some other options you made want to check out.
Anytime Mailbox is an online postal mailbox service. Access to your mail 24/7. No more driving to your PO Box or waiting until you return from your trip. Open and Scan Mail (PDFs), Free Unlimited Online Storage, Check Deposit, Mail and Package Forwarding, etc.
Earth Class Mail
Earth Class Mail offers online postal mailboxes and postal mail scanning services. It’s suitable for businesses of all sizes that are looking for an alternative to the traditional post office box. Mail Sent to Virtual Addresses, Prepaid Labels, Secure Facilities, Handled by HIPAA certified technicians, High-Resolution PDF Scans, Desktop, and Mobile View, Search, Share, Forward, or Shred, Deposit Checks, Integrate with Business Tools, Etc.™
iPostal1 is one of the leading names in digital mailbox technology. Get your own Digital Mailbox to view and manage your postal mail and packages, 24/7 from anywhere, online, or with our app! For business, use your mailbox address to register your company, present a more professional image, protect your privacy, or create a presence in multiple markets. Add local or toll-free phone and fax.™
PO Box Zone
Your letters scanned and emailed to you. Automatic upload to your Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive.Shred unwanted mail. Who is this service for? Frequent Travelers, Retirees Traveling, Business Owners. ™
Access your mail 24/7/365. No more driving to the post office or waiting for a pile of mail when you return from your travels. Regardless of where you are. You can access your postal mail and see your package deliveries, then tell us what to do. From any mobile device or tablet. From your PC or Mac, Android, or iPhone. We’ve got you covered. ™
This is a virtual office and mail handling services locations around the world. Rent Affordable, Ready-to-Go Office Space from Regus – Get a Quick Quote Now! Professional And Inspiring Work Environments To Suit Businesses Of All Sizes And Budget. Free re-location. Global Walk-in Lounges. World-Class IT. Central Locations. Zero Entry Cost.™
US Global Mail
Our mail forwarding service (trusted by 80000 people) offers a virtual address with a virtual mailbox. View, scan, ship, deposit checks, shred or forward your mail.™
Have your own address in the USA! To receive your mail & packages. Over 15 Years in Business. 30 Day Free Trial. Services: Mail Forwarding, Remailing, Order Fulfillment, Personal Shopping.™
Virtual Post Mail gives you a permanent street address that you can use as your online postal mailbox and have any package sent to this address regardless of its size or delivery service used.™
Having a traveling mailbox is a wonderful way to get your mail. There are many great resources out there to check out. We started with having our family get our mail and found this was worth the $20 a month to not have my mom have to deal with our mail.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
What traveling mailbox services have you found to be helpful when wanting to travel part-time or full time?
You’re invited to post your positive experiences to encourage, inspire, and/or help others.
Have fun and remember, this is a complaint-free zone.
Thanks for the love and support,
Chuck and Sandi