How a Traveling Mailbox Works

A Traveling Mailbox is ideal for individuals, travelers, RVers, expats, businesses and others who need a reliable and secure 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 traveling mailbox, 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 Traveling 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 to your account for the first time.

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 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
a week ago
The service was very easy to set up and use. I just need it for part of the year and usually would get a UPS mailbox which was much more expensive and required me to go to a physical box for my mail. Traveling Mailbox was the perfect solution to get my mail anywhere on my phone while away from home. The subscription feature allows me to put the service on hold until i am ready to leave town again. I retain the same address. With UPS, I had to fill out an application each year and would get another mailbox number each time. I highly recommend this service.
a week ago
We used Traveling Mailbox while we traveled after we sold one home and were waiting for our next home to be built. We were very happy with the service. It was easy and quick to sign up and I thought the price was reasonable. Any requests I put in were quickly completed. I would definitely recommend Traveling Mailbox to my friends.
a month ago
I have been using Traveling Mailbox since about August 2023. I love this service! As someone who was in the middle of a move last summer and also traveling internationally, it made the most sense to have a safe spot for my forwarded mail to land until I secured my next home. For such a small fee I was able to be secure about my mail during that interim period and never had any issues! I loved having access online as well because I'm paperless! The syncing tools to Google made it simple to keep everything backed up. Definitely go with Traveling Mailbox if you need an interim mail or traveling mail solution that doesn't break the bank!
a week ago
The virtual mail service worked great. It was easy to use, instructions were clear, and performed as advertised. If I ever have another extended trip, I will use this service provider again. I would recommend this service to anyone planning to be away from home for an extended period.
2 months ago
We really appreciate MyTraveling Mailbox. Their product is very good. We really like the opportunity to receive our mail electronically. Plus, and most important, their customer service is first class, always reliable and always helpful, no matter the question. It’s also good to know that they have various membership plans that provide flexibility to add or remove mail forwarding without having to reapply to the Postal Service. Keep up the good work and keep improving.