Postal Mail Scanning Services are the bread and butter here at Traveling Mailbox. Included with every subscription, you have the ability to request your mail to be scanned. We will scan it in full color so you can view it in PDF Format from anywhere in the world.
All envelopes are barcoded
Every mail item that arrives at our facility is hand sorted and then applied with a unique barcode that identifies that particular envelope. This barcode is scanned each time an action is performed on the envelope.
After your envelopes have received their unique barcode, we then scan the outside of each envelope so you can see what you have received. We never open an envelope without your express consent.
Secure Virtual Mailbox
Upon subscribing, customers can view their postal mail online via their secure online portal. All requests are done via this portal which is available via Desktop, Laptop, Mobile Website, iOS App and Android App.
Full Color Content Scans
All accounts include the ability to have your postal mail opened and scanned. Upon logging into your Traveling Mailbox, you can request the contents of an envelope to be scanned. We perform this action within a few hours of your request and allow you to view the contents securely in PDF Format.
Open and Scan
Use the Standard Auto Open and Scan option to request the contents of envelopes to be scanned and uploaded to your account in PDF Format. (Included with your Subscription)
Utilize Quick Scan to get the contents of important items scanned within 10 minutes. ($5 Fee)
Auto Open & Scan
Want the contents of your envelopes to automatically be opened and scanned as soon as we upload them to your account? From Preferences, enable Auto Open and Scan.
Flex Scan offers you the ability to have more control. All plans include a certain amount of page scans for free each month. Flex Scan is the same as a regular Open and Scan but the page scans do not count towards your monthly limits. ($2.50 Fee per request)
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Mail Scanning Service?
Traveling Mailbox began scanning postal mail for individuals, travelers, businesses, expats, and other in 2011. Since then, we have services tens of thousands of customers all over the world and continue to do so today. We give you a physical address to use where you then send your postal mail to. We will scan the outside of each envelope so you can see what you have received. After that, you simply tell us to open and scan the contents, forward the item wherever you are, or shred it securely on site.
Are Mail Scanning Services Safe?
Traveling Mailbox is dedicated to the safety and security of your postal mail. All of our employees go through thorough background checks, are facility has dozens of cameras that include facial recognition, and your postal mail is securely barcoded and every action is tracked. We securely shred your mail on site for free as well. Learn more about our security and how we protect your postal mail.
Do you notify me when my mail is ready to view and scan?
Yes! Traveling Mailbox provides email notifications and push notifications if you are using our apps. Notifications are sent when your mail is uploaded to your virtual mailbox and when tasks have been completed. We also provide estimates on when your tasks will be completed to help you make better decisions with your mail.
Where can I ship my postal mail to?
Anywhere! Campgrounds, General Delivery, P.O. Boxes, Hotels, different Countries, literally anywhere! Thats why our slogan is “Your Mail Anywhere!”.
Does my postal mail have to be opened and scanned?
No! We scan the outside of each envelope first before you tell us what to do so if you would rather have an item forwarded vs opened and scanned, that is certainly possible.
How do I view my postal mail?
All postal mail received is scanned securely into your online portal which can be access via a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, iOS or Android Apps. All of your postal mail is scanned into PDF format which can be easily read on any device.
Can I send my postal mail to my email or online storage such as Google?
Yes! Your postal mail can be automatically send to your email or to your Google Drive, OneDrive, box account, Evernote, and Dropbox.