How a Traveling Mailbox Works

An online mailbox is ideal for individuals, travelers, RVers, expats, and business owners who are tired of wasting time running to the post office, 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 an online 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!

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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 online mailbox.

Step 1

USPS Form 1583

To protect your identity and to establish a mailbox, the USPS requires completion of the USPS Form 1583.

Step 2

Send your Postal Mail to us!

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

Step 3

You tell us what to do!

As your mail arrives, we will scan your envelopes and then you tell us what to do!

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?