How a Traveling Mailbox Works

A virtual mailbox is ideal for individuals, travelers, RVers, expats, businesses and others who need a reliable way to view their postal mail online. Do you waste time running to the post office or find yourself unable to receive mail or packages through UPS or FedEx? Tired of managing paper mail, and wasting valuable time and money keeping their mail sorted. Now with a virtual mailbox solution, you can manage your mail from anywhere in the world without ever stepping foot inside a post office!

A Traveling Mailbox is affordable, simple, and flexible. Let us help you make yourself more productive and efficient with an online mailbox. With our easy to use client interface, you can now  receive your mail at home online, the coffee shop, a hotel across the country, or your vacation home anywhere in the world!

Traveling Mailbox Setup Steps

Subscribe to a Traveling Mailbox

The first step begins by Subscribing. Upon subscribing, your new address will be issued to you and you can login to your new virtual mailbox via our secure website.

Step 1

USPS Form 1583

To verify your identity and to establish a private mailbox, the USPS requires completion of the USPS Form 1583. This step is done after you initially login.

Step 2

Send your Postal Mail to us!

Update your address with senders of your mail or issue a change of address online at

Step 3

You tell us what to do!

As your mail arrives, we will scan the outside of your envelopes and then you tell us what to do! Open and scan the contents, Forward the item to you, or Shred!

Step 4

Service Features

View a complete list of features of a Traveling Mailbox

Application for Delivery of Mail Through Agent (USPS Form 1583)

Traveling Mailbox is a Certified Commercial Mail Receiving Agency with the United States Postal Service. This allows us to setup private mailboxes and accept mail from the Postal Service for others.  All subscribers of Traveling Mailbox must complete the USPS Form 1583. We cannot process your mail until we have received this completed form. This form must be electronically signed with a Traveling Mailbox team member via a video chat or notarized. Two forms of ID are required to verify your identity as well. Note: Customers will complete the USPS Form 1583 in their online account after subscribing. Have Questions about the USPS Form 1583? Learn More Here.

Virtual Mailbox USPS Form 1583
2 weeks ago
I’ve been using Traveling Mailbox for the past 2 years and their service is absolutely awesome. The service just works - they scans are high quality, the actions requested are done in a timely fashion - really can’t ask for more. Features that I absolutely love is the ability to request for credit cards to be scanned (both back and front) and their ability to deposit checks. Also you can text them via iMessage for special requests and they are really quick at responding!
in the last week
I was a client of Traveling Mailbox for about 6-7 years. I have found the service excellent with many handy features. Customer Service has been prompt and efficient and the check deposit option incredibly practical. As I am now back in the US with a physical address, therefore, I no longer need the service.
a month ago
Five star all the way. I did all my research on mailing companies and went with Traveling Mailbox based on the amazing reviews. It’s true. They do a great job. They are totally available to help you get started. There are a few steps because mail is real and you should be glad they confirm it’s really you with a quick zoom call. Very affordable for the quality service they provide. The software is easy to use. They are super all around.
in the last week
Traveling Mailbox provide good service. This is the second year I’ve used them when I travel with my RV. Unlike some other mail services, you can pay for only the months you use them. (They now offer a service for a small fee that allows you to maintain your address/information on file, making starting and stopping even easier. ) The only “complaint” I have is the amount of time between when something is sent to my house versus when it shows up in my online mailbox. (I know when it gets to my house via USPS informed delivery.) None the less, overall I'm happy with the service and plan to use again on my future lengthy RV trips
a month ago
We have used Traveling Mailbox for almost four years while residing outside the US. It was one of the few things we never had to concern ourselves with as expats. Quick and easy to set-up, use and function with while overseas. Easy peasy and a good value. Never hesitate to recommend to fellow expats. We have had to return to the US full time because of family so at least for now we have stopped using. But if we get to head out again around the world somewhere it will be one of the main services we rely on.