Mailboxmap is a site that frequently comes up when you do an online mailbox search. It’s a map of the US showing the current locations of that once populous blue collection box that could be found scattered conveniently throughout most neighbourhoods. These days just a handful remain in each US state and most are now located at or in US post offices.
Today’s US postal service offers mail drop (the remaining blue collection boxes), pick up either by leaving it in your home mailbox (free) or by scheduling a pickup (charged), or taking it a Post Office. Postage can be purchased conveniently online and affixed to mail or you can buy it over the counter at a Post Office. You can use stamps but only on items weighing less than 13 ounces. Any heavier than that and whacking postage stamps on it means you have to take the item to the Post Office to post. Etcetera…..
For the home or small business owner, somewhere in between sorting out your daily postage regime you may find enough time to keep your business running smoothly. That’s if you don’t have copious amounts of postage coming and going daily. However, if you’re an e-shop or mail order business you may find it a lot more convenient, cost effective and time saving to invest in the services of a mail drop or commercial mail receiving agency (CMRAs).
These services are great for receiving and forwarding mail, which many can do either physically or electronically, helping out with bulk postage requirements, courier pick ups and deliveries as well as providing fax and emailing services. They can save you a lot of hassles, a lot of time and really streamline your business for you. Additional benefits include a ‘real’ street address that doesn’t divulge your private home address and the ability to establish an international business presence by using offshore CMRAs. Some mail drop services, like MailDrop Costa Rica, also offer a dedicated phone and fax line for your businesses interests in that country.