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 months ago
Traveling Mailbox was invaluable to me between the time I sold my home in Florida and found my new place in Spain. Their service is remarkable! They continuously alert you to new mail, make it so easy to review, delete, or forward it, they respond within hours to requests, and are very reasonably priced. All in all, Traveling Mailbox provides a very helpful service and is a highly professional company. I have recommended them to others in the process of moving overseas.
2 months ago
Have used this service for several years. Really comes in handy. I have never had an issue with traveling mailbox. Sometimes USPS drops the ball and delivers an odd piece of mail to the house but other than that, very smooth. Its nice to be able to travel and be comfortable that my mail is being taken care of. Highly recommend
in the last week
Traveling Mail is essential if you are going to be gone for an extended time from your home. I am away from my home for at least 7 months each year. I am able to receive all matter of important mail, including tax documents, insurance info, bills and correspondence. The mail is scanned at my request, or in some cases I hold important insurance cards and have them sent to me when I arrive home. It is a fun, no hassle way to receive your mail anywhere. I give it 5 stars!
6 months ago
We have used this service for several years and found Traveling Mailbox very helpful, useful, and efficient. They were always good about quickly posting scans of our mail and forwarding mail quickly when we requested it. Definitely a service to consider if you need a mail handling service.
6 months ago
I give Traveling Mailbox top ratings for outstanding and efficient service. Responses are prompt and their on-line chat team is knowledgeable and friendly. We live at home a few months each year but mostly in Europe. We especially like that we are able to turn the service on and off very easily as we switch locations. We have been recommending Traveling Mailbox to friends who also need this type of mail service. Couldn't be easier.