Mail Forwarding Services include multiple features which customers can find complicated. We've explained these below to help with the terminology. The better you understand what these mean, the better use of the service you can make!
Here are key features:
An online mailbox where you can log in to view and manage your mail 24/7. You have complete privacy and control over your Virtual Mailbox.
An address to receive, store, and handle your mail. US Global Mail provides street addresses so that can receive both letters and packages.
When an item comes to your address, you will be notified via your email address. You can view information about the item, sender, weight, dimensions, tracking number and see an exterior image of the mail.
If you want to receive checks at your address, you can deposit them to your bank from within our service.
If you want to read your mail online, you can request to open and scan your letters. You can often read your scanned items within 30mins - 4hrs of the request during business hours.
Mail that arrives for you, including letter mail, large envelopes, soft packs, and boxes.
Most services set a limit for the number of incoming items per month. US Global Mail offers UNLIMITED incoming items for all plans.
Address you want to ship your mail/packages to, such as your home abroad. You can add UNLIMITED forwarding addresses and receive your mail where you are.
People for whom mail will be accepted at the address. You can add names of all recipients in your account.
If you need a mailing address for personal needs, check out personal plans.
If you need business names in the account, check out business plans. You can also add personal names to business accounts.
Shipping rates are important when considering mail forwarding services. You are very likely to forward items to different forwarding addresses. Most services charge retail rates + mark-ups.
US Global Mail offers up to 80% off on retail shipping rates for most shippers by passing on our own shipping discounts. Try our calculator.
|Shipping Carriers||Mail forwarding services partner with different carriers to ship your packages. Most services have 2-3 carriers. US Global Mail offers shipping options from 5 major carriers: UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, and Aramex. You will have more shipping options with US Global Mail.|
When an item is to be scanned or shipped, it requires labor. Some services charge customers additional handling fees (for e.g. $1.25/letter) which are often not clearly listed in the pricing pages.
US Global Mail handles all items for FREE.
When letters and packages come to your address, they occupy the warehouse space. We offer 180 days of free letter storage and 30 days of free package storage. After that, small fees apply:
|Consolidation & Repacking||
If you have multiple items to be shipped, consolidating all items can save space, weight, and thus, costs.
Insurance is recommended for high-value or important packages. We offer FREE INSURANCE for the first $100 of your package value.
|Discard Junk Mail||
While we already pre-sort your mail to discard obvious junk like pizza coupons and spam catalogs, you can throw away junk mail or items you no longer need. We shred all discards securely. This service is free for our customers.
To get mail from USPS, you need to authorize US Global Mail to receive your mail via Form 1583. US Global Mail offers online notarization service.
When closing your account, you will need time for a smooth transition. Wind-down option gives you 2 more months for redirecting your mail to the new address seamlessly.
If you ever wish to pick up your mail in person, you could let us know in advance and stop by at our offices. Although we are not set up for regular mail pick-up, we do offer the service to support customers.
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