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!

Check out your Traveling Mailbox!

Basic Plan

$ 15 /month

Ideal starter plan for most with plenty of page scans.

40 Incoming Envelopes / Month
35 Page Scans / Month
3 Mailbox Recipients
FREE Mail Shredding
Junk mail doesn't count!
Unlimited Cloud Storage
Change Plans Anytime
Your Scans Rollover

Extended Plan

$ 25 /month

Get even more envelopes and more page scans with rollover scans.

100 Incoming Envelopes / Month
80 Page Scans / Month
5 Mailbox Recipients
FREE Mail Shredding
Junk mail doesn't count!
Unlimited Cloud Storage
Change Plans Anytime
Your Scans Rollover

Small Business Plan

$ 55 /month

Ideal for small businesses and larger households.

200 Incoming Envelopes / Month
180 Page Scans / Month
10 Mailbox Recipients
FREE Mail Shredding
Junk mail doesn't count!
Unlimited Cloud Storage
Change Plans Anytime
Your Scans Rollover

Junk Mail

Junk Mail? Solved! If junk mail is placed in your mailbox, you can simply mark it as junk and it won't count towards your plan limits!

Additional Recipients

Add mailbox recipients such as spouses, kids, personal businesses, employees, or evens friends to your Traveling Mailbox.

Change Plans Anytime

As your needs change, so can your Traveling Mailbox. Upgrade or Downgrade your account from your billing portal at any time.

Your Scans Rollover

Unused Envelope Scans and Page Scans can rollover to the next month making your Traveling Mailbox even more flexible.

Our Team

Travis Poole


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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!


a week ago
Service was spectacular!
a week ago
The service was flawless! Love having it while traveling for a whole year. No need I see for emprovement on my end. Will highly recomend your services to all.
a month ago
Selling a home and traveling without an address can be quite stressful. Luckily Traveling Mailbox was recommended to us by a friend and found them to be a very helpful company! Our mail was always forwarded to us in a timely manner and made our life so much easier. We now have a permanent home and won’t be needing them anymore but if anyone needs an address while moving or travellig then Traveling Mailbox is the place to contact.