Since 2011, Traveling Mailbox has been providing Postal Mail Scanning & Mail Forwarding services to tens of thousands of customers all over the world. Founded in 2009, VirtualPostMail 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 VirtualPostMail and explain why so many have chosen Traveling Mailbox over the years to handle their postal mail and packages while they travel.
Our advantages overVirtualPostMail
More Affordable Pricing & Flexibility
Since 2011, Traveling Mailbox has kept our pricing the same and increased our features and offerings. While VirtualPostMail limits how many envelopes you can scan, Traveling Mailbox places limits on pages instead. This gives you more flexibility in how many pieces of mail you can scan. We also don't count mail that you deem as junk towards your monthly allotment limits.
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. There are reviews and reports from VirtualPostMail customers that their website can be very slow, leading to customer frustration. 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.
USPS Form 1583
Like all other virtual mailbox companies, VirtualPostMail 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 provides like VirtualPostMail do not readily publish this information because their shipping costs can be quite high.
Traveling Mailbox integrates directly with OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, and Evernote. No third party apps needed or any custom coding on your end.
A word of caution, VirtualPostMail uses an expensive and proven failed model of processing facilities. This model was previously used by Earth Class Mail who has since filed bankruptcy twice and who has shut down its processing facilities and now operates on a model similar to Traveling Mailbox. VirtaulPostMail argues that their model of processing facilities is better but its clearly very expensive hence why they do not have very many locations.
In conclusion, while VirtualPostMail is a reputable Virtual Mailbox company, it 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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More Team Members!
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!
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!
I was traveling for 3 years between 2020 and 2023 staying for extended period of time overseas. I used Traveling Mailbox and had nothing but a great experience with them. I would highly recommend to anyone who is traveling or staying away from the home or home country for longer time.
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.