A virtual mailbox is a digital service option that provides access to your mail via any computer, tablet or smartphone as soon as it’s delivered. One of them, iPostal1 Virtual Mail Service, maintains staffed, secure, full-service mail receiving centers.
With a virtual mailbox, you can manage your postal mail and packages through the smartphone app or online anytime from anywhere across the U.S. and abroad. The service also allows you to receive, forward, pick up, shred or discard mail and packages, as well as deposit checks by mail.
Cost: Starts at $9.99 per month.
To enroll: Sign up online.
Other virtual options:
- Anytime Mailbox: Similar to iPostal1 with plans starting at $4.98.
- Earth Class Mail: Another service that receives your mail, digitizes it and then delivers it straight to your inbox (starting at $19 per month for one recipient). Entrepreneurs can even manage their businesses remotely through Earth Class’s mail room option, allowing users to scan through years’ worth of business mail as easily as email. You can even share documents.