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Post Scan Mail vs. Earth Class Mail

Considering Post Scan Mail 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.

Post Scan Mail

PostScan Mail is a growing virtual mailbox provider that started in 2012 with a single address in Anaheim, California. Since then, they’ve developed a network of partner mail centers who help process and deliver postal mail on behalf of their customers. This decentralized approach to mail processing allows PostScan Mail to offer inexpensive virtual mailing addresses, though customer experience can differ between third-party providers.

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We don’t use third-parties to process mail—all service is delivered by highly trained Earth Class Mail employees.

How Does Post Scan Mail Compare?

Similar to Anytime Mailbox, PostScan Mail 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 for their customers. On the other hand, third-party processing comes with the cost of decreased control over the customer experience. 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 PostScan Mail directly. PostScan Mail partially addresses this by providing the option to use their Anaheim, CA facility address for centralized, company controlled processing for some virtual addresses.

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 HIPAA 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?

PostScan Mail is generally more expensive than Earth Class Mail for similar included mail volumes. PostScan Mail’s individual plan offerings start at $15 for 5 mail item scans per month ($3/item), while Earth Class Mail plans start at $19 for 50 mail item scans per month ($0.38/item). Businesses with more recipients or higher incoming mail volumes will find plans starting at $100/mo at PostScan Mail and $79/mo at Earth Class Mail.

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PostScan Mail is generally more expensive than Earth Class Mail for similar included mail volumes.

TL;DR

PostScan Mail’s individual plans tend to be more expensive than Earth Class Mail for similar included mail volumes. Businesses and individuals who strongly value the 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.

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