All About Virtual Mailbox

Virtual Mailbox

If you’ve never heard of it, a virtual mailbox is a service that gives you a physical mailing address anywhere in the United States.

There is an obvious benefit to international buyers looking to purchase products from companies that only ship to addresses in the United States.

 What is a Virtual Mailbox?

After users have selected a virtual mailbox provider and their address location, they can begin receiving e-mail just like any other address. The provider receives your emails, scans the outside of the envelope or package and uploads that scan to an application, the user views the scans in the application and decides what to do next.

Depending on the service provider, users may request that their mail be opened and scanned, redirected to a new address, shredded, recycled, and more. This allows users of digital mailboxes to manage and organize their mail anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection. .

A virtual mailbox is a service that takes all of your physical mail for you. To get this service, head to physicaladdress.

Here is a quick rundown of the features you can expect from a virtual mailbox.

  • You can have a single physical address in the US that never changes no matter where you live
  • When the mail arrives, the service scans the outside of the envelopes and packages
  • You see the scans of your incoming mail and let the service know whether you need to destroy, hold, or ship the items to you
  • Some services will also open the post office and scan the contents for you
  • You may also require incoming checks (mailed) to be deposited with any bank in the US
  • This kit of the features provide unique functionality for different people even if you live in the United States and have a mailing address.

 How does a virtual mailbox work?

As soon as a post or a parcel reaches your virtual address, you will receive an email notification. When you log into your account, you will find your mail scanned with a picture of the outside of your package or envelope loaded into your virtual mailbox account. From there you can request that we scan the internal documents of your envelope or have a package delivered to your delivery address. If you are abroad you can benefit from reduced shipping costs of up to 80%. Virtual mailboxes can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.

Additional functions of your virtual mailbox account include the free destruction of e-mails and free storage for up to 180 days, depending on the selected tariff. All junk mail is thrown away before it even gets to your mailbox.


Choose your preferred virtual mailbox plan based on the amount of email you expect to receive each month. Change the monthly plans at any time. To add a local or toll-free phone line with call forwarding and voicemail messages, select a virtual office map.


Select a private mailbox address at any virtual iPostal1 mailbox location. Every address is a real address, not a post office box, where your mail and parcels will be safely received by every provider. Retrieves a unique mailbox number.


​Redirect emails to your new iPostal1 address. Receive a notification when new email arrives. Use our app or go online to view an external picture of your mail and parcels. With just one click you can forward, scan, schedule collection or discard mail

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