A post-office box or Post Office box (commonly referred to as a PO Box or a Postal Box) is, according to Wikipedia, a uniquely addressable lockable box located on the premises of a post office station. They are commonly used as an alternative to door-to-door delivery. There are however many other why renting an PO box is a good idea for individuals and businesses.

Security

Security

Most mail boxes are accessible to neighbors and passers by. Private mail boxes are often a target for identifity thieves. By contrast a PO box is located in a secure business environment and is has a keyed lock that only the owner of the PO box can access.

Privacy

Privacy

PO boxes protect your privacy. If you are receiving mail from a person or a business and don't want them to have your physical address, a PO Box provides a great solution. For example if you are running a business from home, a PO box will prevent your customers from knowing your home address. It can also prevent people from stopping by the company warehouse if your business does not have a front-end service.

Permanence

Permanence

If you're a student or if you have a job that travels, a PO box is a great solution for you. When you move, updating your banks, magazine subscriptions and subscription services with your new mailing address can be an unwelcome pain. Dealing with the provincial and federal government in changing your address can be a potential tax disaster. Even if you are very diligent, it can be very easy to forget to update an essential service. If you're unsure of this fact, think of how many times you've moved to a new place only to find someone else's mail arriving on your doorstep for months. A PO box keeps your address consistent, no matter where you move.


Virtual Post Mailbox

So a PO box is the right solution for you. Why sign up for one online? Here are some other benefits of registering your very own eSnail.ca Post Office Box.

Long Term Benefits

Long Term Benefits

A PO box no longer becomes convenient once you live too far to pick up your mail. with a virtual PO box you get the benefits of a PO box that you can access anywhere in the world. It's the only address you need.

Mail forwarding

Mail forwarding

Forwarding your mail to a new address can be expensive and slow. With a virtual PO box, you can read your mail online and you can cheaply forward specific pieces of mail to any address at the click of a button. No need to pay shipping fees for unwanted mail. No need to spend a half hour on the phone to see if your far off PO box has mail in it!

Archiving

Archiving

If you keep records of your mail but don't like bulky filing cabinets then a virtual PO box is for you. We do all the work in filing and sorting your mail. Also, we make it easy to download your mail for secure encrypted (or if you choose unencrypted) local storage.

Prestigious Business Address

Prestigious Business Address

A PO box address is convenient, but lacks the prestige of a downtown commercial street address. Though it may not affect the quality of your business, clients prefer a company actually has a real commercial address. This is particularly important as many companies will not ship packages to a PO Box.

Compare these two Addresses:

Your Company or Name
308 East 5th Avenue
Vancouver,‎ BC
V5T 1H4
Your company or name
PO Box 19019
Vancouver Bc V6A 1T6

A commercial address gives your business a professional look. Its more appealing to the eye. and it inspires in your customers a sense of confidence in you and your business.

Receive Packages from all Couriers

Receive Packages from all Couriers

Couriers refuse to mail packages to PO boxes, but they do deliver to business addresses. This means that you can have your packages sent to your business address at eSnail and be sure that someone will be there to sign for and keep your package secure until you pick it up or we forward it to you. No more missing packages, no more expensive courier fees and no more packages left in the snow or rain outside your house!

Cheque Deposits and Cheque Forwarding

Cheque Deposits and Cheque Forwarding

No one should be far from their money for longer than they have to be. If an employer sends you a cheque to your PO box, we will mail it to you for free. Or if you choose you can forward the cheque to your bank. Please allow time for mail delivery.