Anytime Mailbox is a virtual mailbox company that was established in 2013 and offers digital mailboxes that start anywhere from $6.99-$19.99 (depending on location). As with other virtual mailbox and mailbox forwarding providers, Anytime Mailbox offers different plans based on usage.
Here at PostScan Mail we strive to deliver value that you can take advantage of. Our philosophy is simple: when we focus on you, the consumer, we can deliver on our promise of making your life easier. PostScan Mail allows you to have a Digital Mailbox at one or more of our 30+ US addresses where you can receive postal mail and packages and manage it wherever you are. We offer step by step guidance in setting up your account and don’t begin charging you for the service until you can take advantage of its benefits. This allows our customers to not have to commit to paying a subscription and not know what to expect from our service.
PostScan Mail’s interface is consumer friendly and intuitive allowing for easy navigation. Our prices also give you more “bang for your buck” with price rates specifically designed for you to take advantage of owning an online mailbox. No other mail scanning & forwarding service has strived to deliver what’s best for the customer like PostScan Mail.
Check out the table below for more information on how these two services for mailbox forwarding compare.
|Anytime Mailbox||PostScan Mail|
|Open and Scan||Each page $0.50||10 free requests, up to 15 pages each|
|Free Mail Storage||14 days, then $0.05 per item/per day||30 days, then $0.03 per item/per day|
|Recipients||1, each additional $5/month||Unlimited|
|Check Deposit||$5/per item||No|
PostScan Mail gives you full control over your postal mail wherever you are. You can manage your mail and packages online with complete security. You decide what you need to do with your mail.
PostScan Mail automatically scans and secures your mail content to your online mailbox. Enjoy free access to these PDFs as long as your account is active. Customize your own folders and attach, download or delete the scans as you wish.
PostScan Mail scans the envelopes of your postal mail and packages in addition to the content as well. It delivers mail to you with complete protection to your privacy.
Receive free physical mail storage for the first 30 days of each item's receipt date. For a small fee, you can keep your mail or packages in storage for as long as you like. PostScan mail lends you a helping hand, keeping your home or office clutter-free.
You choose which items you want delivered and PostScan Mail forwards them wherever you are, anywhere in the world. It’s that easy.
Through PostScan Mail, you can enjoy automated online mail management. Set-up filters to automatically move certain mail items you receive into predetermined folders. You can even automate operations such as scan, shred, recycle or transfer at your convenience.
PostScan Mail recycling capabilities are entirely environment-friendly. We offer unlimited shredding and protect against identify theft through strict security practices.
You can add multiple sub-users to your PostScan Mail account. Users can be either individuals or businesses. Once you set their usernames, PostScan Mail will generate them passwords to access their sub-accounts where they receive their own mail separately.
The PostScan Mail advantage:
Standardized Pricing – PostScan Mail offers a consistent pricing structure that makes it easy to manage your account. In contrast, almost all the addresses in Anytime Mailbox's network have a different plan and pricing structure which make it much more difficult to calculate your bill at the end of every month. A simple pricing structure is easy to understand, and all our plans include higher allowances for you to use by default. In addition, any add-on features are clearly communicated upfront, such as additional addresses for as low as $9.95/mo. This consumer-centric approach gives you the freedom to reap the benefits of owning a virtual mailbox without breaking the bank. Anytime Mailbox’s hidden fees often lead to big price increases on top of their advertised monthly plans without you being none the wiser. Anytime Mailbox VP Marketing even alluded to this fact, once stating that there was some work to be done on the fees to establish clearer communication.
Great Addresses – We partner with all the addresses in our network and with our standardized pricing, you get the same features and service regardless of location. Choose from some of the most desired locations in the country such as New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and many more.
No Contracts – We are so confident here at PostScan Mail that we offer the option to upgrade, downgrade, or cancel the service at any time. PostScan Mail also promises the ultimate in privacy and security by implementing access restrictions on all collected data.
Our starter plan starts at just $14.95/month and offers you plenty of benefits that Anytime Mailbox simply doesn’t match. From higher allowances to receive more mail to allowing you to open and scan their contents, these features are standards for all PostScan Mails plans while our competitors charge fees for doing the same thing.
But what if I just pick a cheaper plan from Anytime Mailbox? Glad you asked. While it may seem that you are choosing a more affordable option, Anytime Mailbox allows their mail centers to customize their own prices. This leads to inflated fees for simple requests that take the benefit out of having a virtual mailbox. Check out the graph below to compare how an average customer fares under each plan*:
First let’s meet our customer…
Customer: Average Joe
Incoming Mail: 15 items/month
Average # of pages per envelope: 2
Say, Average Joe wants to see what’s in his mail. Now…let’s compare which plan really has Average Joe’s best interest at heart.
The “Number of Pages” fee is PER item. So, in the case of Average Joe, he would have had to paid $1.00 for EVERY envelope! Costing him $15 just to see his mail. Call us crazy, but that’s not right. How is a customer to know how many pages are inside an envelope? Why should they get charged simply just to see their mail? And even if the Anytime Mailbox plan happens to come with a monthly allowance, the limits are extremely restricted and don’t compare to allowances offered by any PostScan Mail plan.
So, the plan that originally started as $6.99 with Anytime Mailbox actually came out to be closer to $23.25 with just those two fees versus PostScan Mail’s $14.95. With PostScan Mail, you get more for less.
*The plan use for comparison from Anytime Mailbox refers to their Anaheim, CA location operated by one of their mail operating partners. Other locations/plans may have different limits and fees.