US Global Mail vs. Earth Class Mail

Considering US Global 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.

US Global Mail

US Global Mail was founded in 1999 and is one of the longest operating virtual mailbox services in the market. They’ve historically targeted their services towards US expats and are known for their discounted international shipping rates. Their mail processing facility in Houston, Texas is the only virtual address in their network.


Businesses like Reddit, Lyft, and Shopify have trusted Earth Class Mail with their mail for years.

How Does US Global Mail Compare?

Earth Class Mail and US Global Mail both offer virtual mailbox, virtual address, check deposit, and mail forwarding services. Historically, Earth Class Mail built its offering for small businesses while US Global Mail focused on individuals, namely expats. Today, both services target businesses and individuals with a similar range of services, though there are some key differences.

Earth Class Mail has deeper experience servicing businesses. We have a broad network of over 80 addresses to choose from, a stronger track record serving business customers, and are equipped to handle all ranges of mail volumes. Businesses like Reddit, Lyft, and Shopify have trusted us with their mail for years. US Global Mail offers just one virtual address to choose from in Houston, Texas, which may not be the right choice for you or your business. US Global Mail encourages businesses who want a different location to keep their own address and forward their mail to Houston for scanning, though this type of mail forwarding adds on an additional cost for every mail item received.

US Global Mail built their reputation serving expats living abroad and by all accounts provides quality service. These days, individuals have many other virtual mailbox providers to choose from though. Individuals like RVers and digital nomads will appreciate Earth Class Mail’s simplified plan pricing, based on mail recipients, and that we include plenty of mail content scans in our subscription plans. Both Earth Class Mail and US Global Mail process all customer mail at centralized facilities using highly trained employees that have passed a background check.

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?

US Global Mail’s individual plan offerings start at $14.95 per month and do not include mail content scans—meaning each piece of mail you open will cost you money. Unlike US Global Mail, our subscription plans include mail content scans so you don’t feel penalized when you want to actually open your mail. Earth Class Mail’s individual plans start at $19 and include 50 mail item scans per month. Businesses with more recipients or higher incoming mail volumes will find plans starting at $29.99/mo at US Global Mail and $79/mo at Earth Class Mail.


Our subscription plans include mail content scans so you don’t feel penalized when you want to actually open your mail.


US Global Mail is a reputable service trusted by expats, however individuals may want to opt for Earth Class Mail since our plans are priced similarly and include mail content scans at no additional cost. Businesses will find that Earth Class Mail has a broader address network to choose from, a stronger track record serving business customers, and is equipped to handle larger mail volumes and special requirements.

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