Anytime Mailbox vs. Earth Class Mail
Considering Anytime Mailbox over Earth Class Mail?
This guide will help you decide which virtual mail service best fits your needs.
What’s the Difference?
Earth Class Mail
Earth Class Mail is a leading, trusted virtual mailbox provider that has been in business since 2004. We’ve processed over 18 million pieces of mail and served more than 60,000 customers. We offer a best in class virtual mailbox service to individuals and businesses—small and large—alongside dedicated, US based customer support.
Anytime Mailbox is a virtual mailbox software provider founded in 2013 that has an extensive network of partner mail centers who process and deliver postal mail on behalf of their customers. This decentralized approach to mail processing allows Anytime Mailbox to offer inexpensive virtual mailing addresses, though customer experience can differ between third-party providers.
We never outsource our customer service—all support is delivered by highly trained Earth Class Mail employees.
How Does Anytime Mailbox Compare?
Earth Class Mail and Anytime Mailbox take fundamentally different approaches to deliver virtual mailbox services. Similar to Post Scan Mail, Anytime Mailbox uses a decentralized network of third-party mail centers to receive, scan, and deliver postal mail on behalf of their customers. This helps them decrease costs, can help speed up online mail delivery, and enables local mail pickup, though it comes at the cost of decreased control over the customer experience and pricing. One of the biggest downsides to their model is that service issues must be resolved with the third-party mail center operating your mailbox rather than Anytime Mailbox directly.
Earth Class Mail does not use third parties to process mail. Customer mail is handled at one secure, centralized facility by trained employees that have passed a background check. Since we don’t use third-party mail centers, Earth Class Mail plan pricing is simple, consistent, and easy to understand. Importantly- we never outsource our customer service. You’ll always receive the same high quality standard of service, security, and privacy from Earth Class Mail that we provide to all of our customers no matter which plan or virtual address you choose.
What Can You Expect from Earth Class Mail?
1. Unparalleled expertise
Earth Class Mail has processed over 18 million pieces of mail and scanned over 38 million pages since 2004. Given our extensive experience, you can have confidence that your mail is in good hands.
2. Security and confidentiality
Your privacy and your mail’s security are our number one priority. Our facilities are monitored 24/7, access controlled, and all facility employees undergo background checks and training. Our security standards meet the strict demands of large corporations and government agencies, and our compliance is verified by 3rd parties like AccountableHQ.
3. High-resolution mail scanning
You’ll get true high-quality images of all your mail—you don’t have to think twice about grainy PDFs. We use advanced commercial scanners to convert your mail to PDF images enabled with full-text search. That way, you can manage and search your postal mail as easily as email.
4. Control over your mail
You’ll benefit from built-in automations that cut down on your personal and business administrative tasks. With Earth Class Mail, it’s easy to automate tasks such as mail scanning, forwarding, uploading to cloud storage like Google Drive and Dropbox, depositing checks, and more.
5. True month-to-month billing
No contracts. No setup fees. Move between plans easily or cancel anytime—no questions asked.
6. Dedicated customer support
Our support is delivered by experienced Earth Class Mail employees based in the United States, which means we are easy to get a hold of and quick to resolve issues.
What About Pricing?
Anytime Mailbox prices vary greatly because they encourage their partner mail centers to set their own pricing. Virtual addresses can range between $5 and $100 per month and may or may not include mail scanning, which can be an additional cost to consider. Earth Class Mail offers consistent pricing. Individual plans start at just $19 and give expats and remote workers the ability to access their postal mail online. Our business plans start at $79 and include a choice of any address in our network at no additional cost.
Since we don’t use third-party mail centers, Earth Class Mail plan pricing is simple, consistent, and easy to understand.
Individuals who are cost sensitive and do not mind third party processing may be satisfied with Anytime Mailbox. Businesses and individuals who strongly value security, consistency, and dedicated customer support may want to choose Earth Class Mail since mail and support are handled by employees and never third-parties.