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Use a private mail service to expand your travel options

Use a private mail service to expand your travel options

by Christian Michael

April 29, 2019


Travel mail services are authorized mail distributors you can use to collect all your mail and send it to you the way you want. Ranging from package holding, redirecting and even scanning and emailing, mail services help frequent travelers reduce the stress of getting important correspondence.

I've used Eagle Postal Center in Arlington, TX for nearly a decade. I use that address for all my important correspondence with my bank, insurance, small business and any other service I expect mail from. 

When I'm in one place for awhile, I set my mail to come on a regular basis. I could have it come every first of the month, the first and fifteenth or even every week. If I'm hopping around every few weeks or every month or so to different locations, the mail is oncall -- I call whenever I want my mail sent and give them my newest address.

TI could even have them send me my mail EVERY time I get a new one, but that would run down my costs. I pay an annual fee and then put a deposit of money they use to send my mail out. When it runs out, I send them more. The more they send, the more expensive it gets, so I just get choosey with how I get my mail sent, especially based on what I want to pay.

I also use it as the address for my business. That way, I never have to worry about anyone showing up at my business. Granted, it's all digital, but there are weirdos out there, everywhere. At least I'm not in Florida.

Lastly, one of the great benefits of having a mail service is when you're trying to travel light. I can send Eagle Postal a box of items that I may need at some point, though I may not know when. They will hold it until I ask for it and mail it to me. While you may have a patient family member ready to run to the postal office to send you that personal care package, I'd rather not bother my lovely family -- and thus maintain our warm relationship -- and can trust the service will send me my package immediately. Besides, I'm already set up to pay them and know they will send me my package properly.

If you're starting a job where you'll travel often, I highly recommend looking up a few travel services. Rather than give you a list of mailing services which might be out of date by the time you read this, use these search terms to do your own comparisons:

  • traveling mail service
  • mail service for travelers
  • nomad mail service
  • mail scanning services

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