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USPS 1583 Forms: What it is and how to complete one

USPS 1583 Forms: What it is and how to complete one

When you decide to make the change to a virtual mailbox service,  you need to authorize your service provider  to receive and open your mail. You do this with an official form called a USPS 1583.

By Tere Kovacs

July 21, 2021

It took 5 easy steps to make my mail paperless

It took 5 easy steps to make my mail paperless

A few weeks ago, I joined Earth Class Mail in July - both as a new customer AND as a new employee. After making the transition to a virtual mailbox,  I wanted to share my experience on how I set up my account. 

By Tere Kovacs

July 19, 2021

Stuck in the past? Seven signs you aren't ready to switch to a virtual mailbox

Stuck in the past? Seven signs you aren't ready to switch to a virtual mailbox

Are you ready to bring your mailbox into the digital age?  It’s convenient, saves time, and keeps you from trekking to the post office or scanning in documents. But as with any technology, we have the early adopters and those who like to stay in the past.

By Sara Yonker

July 14, 2021

Which virtual mailbox plan should you choose?

Which virtual mailbox plan should you choose?

Interested in a virtual mailbox, but unsure what to use? Take this quiz to see what plan fits your needs

By Sara Yonker

July 12, 2021

Can I register my business with a PO box address?

Can I register my business with a PO box address?

When starting a business, you have a lot of decisions to make, from naming your company to hiring your first employee. Before that, you have to list an address on your business’s incorporation documents, and states require this to be a physical address.

By Joanna Heep

July 7, 2021

What’s the difference between a PO box and a virtual mailbox?

What’s the difference between a PO box and a virtual mailbox?

PO boxes and virtual mailboxes are more different than alike. Both give a non-residential address to share, but similarities end there. A virtual mailbox gives customers a full-range of options to manage their mail, important documents and packages online.

By Joanna Heep

July 6, 2021

Is it hard to get your mail delivered? A virtual address fixes that.

Is it hard to get your mail delivered? A virtual address fixes that.

Odd addresses or number mix-ups aren’t the only reason for mail delivery issues. If your address is difficult to deliver to, it can be a major inconvenience. .

By Sara Yonker

June 30, 2021

Does having a prestigious address help your business?

Does having a prestigious address help your business?

Sometimes, where you do business can be just as important as what you’re doing. Much like how the location of a home in an exclusive neighborhood can help it sell, businesses can benefit from an office in the right spot. 

By Sara Yonker

June 28, 2021

How does USPS informed delivery work?

How does USPS informed delivery work?

Informed Delivery, a no-cost, opt-in U.S. Postal Service service, gives customers the ability to preview incoming mail electronically before it arrives at their mailbox. Users receive an email notification with a preview of some of their letter-sized mail.

By Joanna Heep

June 23, 2021

What’s the difference between Informed Delivery and a virtual mailbox?

What’s the difference between Informed Delivery and a virtual mailbox?

What’s waiting for you in your mailbox? When you’re anticipating a payment, important paperwork, or a package, you don’t have to physically check your mail anymore to know what’s there.

By Joanna Heep

June 21, 2021

Do you have late mail or missing mail? Here are the biggest reasons for mail delays

Do you have late mail or missing mail? Here are the biggest reasons for mail delays

In the last several years, trends have inched toward longer mail delivery times. We try to optimize our operations at Earth Class Mail to avoid delays, but we depend on the work of the U.S. Postal Service.

By Sara Yonker

June 16, 2021

What the USPS 10-year plan means for you

What the USPS 10-year plan means for you

The USPS unveiled a 10-year plan. Preparing now for the changes the plan will introduce could save you from future headaches.

By Sara Yonker

June 14, 2021

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