Recently, one of my cousins asked me for my mailing address. When I gave it to him, he looked puzzled. The address was out-of-state.
“When did you move?” he asked.
“No,” I told him. “I use a virtual mailbox.”
His response: “Wow, technology!”
For those of us already using virtual mailboxes, we are accustomed to this kind of response. Personally, I relish it since it gives me a chance to share this technology with someone new.
A virtual mailbox is an online mailbox attached to a physical address. Once received, mail can be securely uploaded to the internet so that it can be read from anywhere in the world. Virtual mailboxes start at $15 a month from TravelingMailbox.com.
The convenience alone makes it a great deal. Nevertheless, for those needing a bit more convincing, here are three reasons why virtual mailboxes are the future.
Time is our only truly limited resource. Tennessee Williams described it this way:
That time is short and it doesn’t return again. It is slipping away while I write this and while you read it, and the monosyllable of the clock is Loss, loss, loss, unless you devote your heart to its opposition.
The good news is that with help of technology, we can make better use of our time. With a virtual mailbox, you won’t have to waste time retrieving the mail or keeping tabs on when the mail arrives.
Moreover, you won’t have to store or sort your mail, or try to determine what is important enough to keep and what’s not.
With a virtual mailbox, your mail is stored permanently online–unless you choose to delete it. If you ever need a physical copy of a letter, you can download it as a PDF and print it out. Or, you can have it forwarded to your home address.
All of this and more can be done right from your smartphone.
Virtual mailboxes save you money by making your life more efficient. You’ll have more time to spend on your business or other entrepreneurial pursuits.
Many people who start businesses look to hire an assistant who can help them with simple tasks such as managing the mail, sending out letters, and depositing checks that arrive by mail.
With a virtual mailbox, these tasks can be automated. First, you will receive an email notification when new mail arrives. Second, you can forward letters to TravelingMailbox.com for them to mail. Third, TravelingMailbox.com will forward checks to your bank for depositing.
Good luck finding an assistant to do all that for the price of a virtual mailbox.
Perhaps the best argument for a virtual mailbox is the freedom it affords you.
Whether you’re backpacking through Vietnam or RVing through Arizona, you can stay on top of your mail from anywhere in the world. Wow, technology!
But maybe you want to fully embrace the traveling lifestyle and become a digital nomad.
In case you haven’t heard, a digital nomad is an individual who travels around the world while working on the internet.
With a virtual mailbox, this lifestyle is possible for more people than ever before. That is, you can now hit the road while keeping tabs on your important bills, tax notices, or other notifications.
So don’t let the future pass you by. Sign-up for a virtual mailbox today at TravelingMailbox.com!
Written by Matthew Allabastro