Traveling Mailbox vs. iPostal1

Since 2011, Traveling Mailbox has been providing Postal Mail Scanning & Mail Forwarding services to tens of thousands of customers all over the world. iPostal1 is another virtual mailbox company with a focus on business services. Here is how we compare.

The core concept of most virtual mailbox companies is the same. To allow customers to be able to view their postal mail online or have it forwarded. In this brief article, we will discuss a few of our unique advantages over iPostal1 and explain why so many have chosen Traveling Mailbox over the years to handle their postal mail and packages while they travel.

Our advantages over iPostal1

  • Upfront Pricing

    Since 2011, Traveling Mailbox has kept our pricing the same and increased our features and offerings. iPostal1 advertises that plans start as low as $9.99 per month but this is certainly deceitful. iPostal1 does not include any scanning of your mail in your price while Traveling Mailbox does. iPostal1 charges to shred your mail while Traveling Mailbox does not.

  • Traveling Mailbox Processing & Customer Support 7 Days per week.

    Traveling Mailbox is the only company in the entire virtual mailbox industry that processes mail and provides customer service 7 days a week. Our customer support staff is available from 6am to 10 pm EST via phone, live chat, or email. Wherever and whenever you are in the world, you can reach us.

  • Traveling Mailbox Developers

    Our in-house development team constantly improves and maintains our custom-built interface and infrastructure. Our team is always standing by and working to ensure our customers have a positive experience on our Platform.

  • Traveling Mailbox Membership Plan

    Most travelers don't travel full time. Traveling Mailbox allows you to suspend your account when you're not traveling and easily reactivate it when you hit the road again. We are not aware of iPostal1 offering this feature.

  • USPS Form 1583

    Like all other virtual mailbox companies, iPostal1 requires the USPS Form 1583 to be notarized. Traveling Mailbox is the only company where we verify your two forms of ID and electronically sign your form with you over a video call. This prevents you having to make arrangements to get the form notarized saving you a ton of time-especially if you live overseas.

  • Up Front Shipping Costs & Calculator

    Traveling Mailbox offers an intuitive shipping calculator so you know what to expect when it comes time to ship your mail or packages. Most providers like iPostal1 do not readily publish this information because their shipping costs can be quite high.

  • Direct Integrations

    Traveling Mailbox integrates directly with OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and Evernote. No third party apps needed or any custom coding on your end.

In conclusion, the setup of iPostal1 is completely different than the way we do it here at Traveling Mailbox. iPostal1 uses all third party vendors to perform every aspect of the services provided. Traveling Mailbox performs all services and functions of processing your mail so that we can provide a consistent structure to our services.

iPostal1 does not provide the value and the feature set that we at Traveling Mailbox provide. Our goal from day one has been set to provide the most affordable yet flexible online mailbox provider by allowing you to get your postal mail scanned, viewed, and forwarded from anywhere in the world. We have built a Company and a Platform based on data and customer feedback that has allowed people from all over the world to solve a potentially complex issue. Traveling Mailbox is here for you every step of the way to ensure that your postal mail is easily accessible and that you can receive your packages anywhere in the world!

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Traveling Mailbox has many team members working in the background from scanning in your mail, processing it for forwarding somewhere in the world, building and coding new systems and many more functions!


500 Westover Dr, Sanford, NC 27330, USA

+1 855-749-1737

in the last week
Traveling Mailbox was an important service for me when I was on the road without a permanent address. It is easy to access and efficient. I will definitely use this service again in the future.
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!
a week ago
I am quite happy with this service. I use it when I am away from home for several months. It works exactly as advertised. I get notification via email when I have new mail. Then I can login and see a scan of the envelope. I decide if I want it opened and scanned to read the contents, or have it shredded. This service is efficient and they are always quick to respond to questions. I particularly appreciate the inexpensive "membership" option that allows me to keep the service in "idle" mode when I don't need it for a few months. This makes it easy to turn the service back on when I need it again. I highly recommend this service.
2 weeks ago
We have used Traveling Mailbox for 2 years and have been very satisfied with the service. Our use case was when we were traveling in our RV. It was a relief to be able to see the incoming mail and have them open the important items so we could decide if we needed to take action. I highly recommend this service to the RV community.