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Secure Your Deliveries: iPostal1's Solution to Porch Piracy and Mail Theft

Porch Piracy

A secure virtual mailbox protects your mail, packages, and privacy. Ideal for:

  • People who receive mail, especially confidential financial or legal documents
  • Online shoppers and others who receive packages
  • Solo professionals, entrepreneurs and the self-employed
  • Small-medium size business owners
  • Apartment residents
  • Travelers and vacationers

Secure Virtual Mailbox Plans

  • Virtual Mailing Address

    With Digital Mailbox for me or my family. Starting at $9.99/month.

    Starting at

    $9.99* / month

    • Get a real physical street address
    • View and manage mail and packages remotely
    • Stop mail and package theft
    • Protect your privacy
  • Virtual Business Address

    With Digital Mailbox for my business. Starting at $14.99/month.

    Starting at

    $14.99* / month

    Includes everything in Virtual Mailing Address plus:

    • Get mail in your business name
    • Use it to register your business
    • Upgrade your business image
    • Optional office building address
  • Virtual Office

    With Digital Mailbox plus phone and fax. Starting at $39.99/month.

    Starting at

    $39.99* / month

    Includes everything in Virtual Business Address plus:

    • Local or toll-free phone and fax
    • Call forwarding and voicemail

* Plan pricing varies by "Standard", "Select", "Premium", or "Prestige" mailbox locations.

Secure Virtual Mailbox Plans

Virtual Mailing Address

With digital mailbox for me and my family.

Starting at

$9.99*

per

month

  • Get a real physical street address

  • View and manage your mail and packages from anywhere

  • Prevent mail and package theft

  • Protect your privacy

Click to Learn More

Virtual Business Address

With digital mailbox for my business.

Starting at

$14.99*

per

month

Includes everything in Virtual Mailing Address plus:

  • Get mail in your business name

  • Use it to register your business

  • Upgrade your business image

  • Optional office building address

Click to Learn More

Virtual Office

With digital mailbox plus phone and fax.

Starting at

$39.99*

per

month

Includes everything in Virtual Business Address plus:

  • Local or toll-free phone and fax

  • Call forwarding and voicemail

Click to Learn More

* Plan pricing varies by "Standard", "Select", "Premium", or "Prestige" mailbox locations.

Secure Virtual Mailbox Locations

iPostal1 virtual secure mailbox locations are professionally-staffed, CMRA (commercial mail receiving agency) certified facilities where your delivieries are received and stored safely. We receive your mail and packages and then forward, scan, recycle, shred or let you pick them up. Access your virtual secure mailbox using our app or website.

Choose from our network of over 3,000 secure locations to ensure your deliveries are safe from porch pirates and package thieves.


How a Secure Virtual Mailbox Works

  1. Choose a Location and Plan. Choose a physical address from 3,000 digital mailbox locations across the U.S. and abroad. Then select the plan that corresponds with how much mail you expect to receive, keeping your deliveries safe from porch piracy and package theft.
  2. Checkout. At checkout, provide your contact information plus credit card or PayPal account.
  3. File Form 1583. After signing up, you will be assigned a personal mailbox number and receive instructions on how to upload the USPS required, one page Form 1583 that authorizes your digital mailbox location to receive mail on your behalf. You will also submit two forms of ID. iPostal1 makes this process easy, ensuring mail security.
  4. Redirect Your Mail. To receive mail at your new address, file a Temporary Change of Address form with the USPS and/or notify senders directly.

    Now you can:

  • View and Manage Your Mail from Anywhere 24/7. See your mail as soon as it is received. Use our free app or any computer to view an image of the outside of each mail item you receive. With a click or tap, tell your mail center what you want to do with each item: forward, scan, schedule a pickup, discard, or shred.
  • Receive Mail & Packages from Any Carrier. Because every iPostal digital mailbox address is a real street address, not a standard postal box, you can receive mail and packages not only from the USPS, but also from FedEx, UPS and other carriers.
  • Add Locations with Just a Click. It’s fast and easy to add additional address locations for business or personal use. Manage mail for all locations from one login.

3 Ways iPostal1 Prevents Postal Mail & Package Theft

In an era marked by frequent porch pirate and mail theft, iPostal1 stands as a beacon of security. Our innovative approach combats package theft with three key stratgies:

  1. Secure Mailing Addresses: Offering over 3,000 locations as a safeguard against package theft, iPostal1's secure mailing addresses function like personal lock boxes for your parcels. Whether its deterring porch pirates or safeguarding your Amazon deliveries, our locations ensure your packages are stored in a professionally-staffed, secure location until you choose to forward, scan, recycle, shred or pick them up.
  2. Remote Digital Management: Stay ahead of potential theft with our digital mailbox services. Use our website or app for real-time control over your deliveries, drastically reducing the risk of package theft.
  3. Collaborative Security Measures: Working in tandem with postal services like USPS, iPostal1 ensures that every step of your mail's journey is secure. In the unlikely event of mail theft, our team is ready to assist with mail theft reports and provide guidance on package theft prevention.
  4. With iPostal1, you gain not just a service, but a partner in protecting your deliveries from the growing threat of mail theft and porch pirates.

Secure Virtual Mailbox Frequently Asked Questions

What is porch piracy?

Porch piracy refers to the theft of packages from a person's doorstep or porch. Thieves, often termed "porch pirates," target packages that are left on doorsteps by carriers like USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL and Amazon, seizing the opportunity to steal valuable goods. Various common remedies, such as security cameras, lock boxes, and neighbor surveillance, have been found expensive, inconvenient, or only partially effective.

You can prevent porch pirates from ever getting to your mail and packages with secure virtual mailbox service from iPostal1. Choose from over 3,000 mailbox locations to receive and store your mail and packages until you request they be forwarded, scanned, shredded, discarded, or picked up using our mobile app or website. All locations are approved by the USPS as a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency (CMRA), so you can rest assured that your sensitive documents and valuable deliveries arrive safely and in tact.

What is a secure virtual mailbox?

A secure virtual mailbox is a mailbox you rent at a mail center, providing a real street address at a professional location for receiving mail and packages securely.

An iPostal1 secure virtual mailbox address is a physical address to which you direct your postal mail and packages. Choose from 3,000+ virtual mailbox addresses to receive package deliveries from any carrier, including USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and Amazon. All iPostal1 mail locations are approved by the USPS as a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency (CMRA) and are professionally staffed, so your deliveries are protected from porch pirates and package thieves.

With a secure virtual mailbox you can view and manage your deliveries remotely with our proprietary technology 24/7 from anywhere using our free app or website. Scan, forward, discard, shred, or schedule to pick up your mail, all with a few clicks.

How does iPostal1 prevent mail theft and protect me from porch pirates?

iPostal1 takes a proactive approach to protect against mail theft and porch pirates. We offer virtual secure mailbox addresses at over 3,000 locations where your mail and packages are safely received and stored, away from the risk of theft that can occur with unattended deliveries. Additionally, our virtual secure mailbox service allows you to manage your mail and packages remotely. You can request to forward, open & scan, recycle, shred, or pick up your mail at your convenience, eliminating the risk of mail theft. With iPostal1, you're not just getting a mailing address; you're gaining a comprehensive solution for keeping your deliveries safe and out of reach from porch pirates.

What steps should I follow if I experience mail theft?

If you suspect mail theft, the first step is to report it to your local postal service and law enforcement. As a preventive measure, set up an iPostal1 virtual secure mailbox address for your future deliveries to eliminate the risk of mail theft.

How can I prevent package theft at home?

To prevent package theft at home, set up an iPostal1 virtual secure mailbox address for your deliveries. Our virtual secure mailbox service is especially useful for receiving high-value items or when you’re away from home. iPostal1 digital mailbox technology enables you to view and manage your mail and packages 23/7 from anywhere using our free app or online, confirming your deliveries are safe and secure.

Is USPS Informed Delivery enough to protect me against porch pirates and package thieves?

USPS Informed Delivery is a service that provides notifications and digital previews of your incoming mail. While it's helpful for keeping track of what may be coming to your mailbox, it does not offer physical protection against porch pirates and package thieves. To effectively safeguard your packages, the additional measure of an iPostal1 virtual secure mailbox is recommended. iPostal1's virtual secure mailboxes provide a physical layer of security by receiving and safely storing your mail and packages until you request to forward, open & scan, recycle, shred, or schedule pick-up using our free app or website.

Lock boxes or locked mailboxes offer a level of security at your residence, but they lack the flexibility and convenience of an iPostal1 virtual secure mailbox. iPostal1 provides a real street address in a professional location, ensuring privacy and adding to your professional image. With digital management of your mail and packages, iPostal1's solution is more comprehensive, allowing you to manage your mail from anywhere, at any time.

Video doorbells can enhance home security by monitoring deliveries, but they don't offer the same level of protection and flexibility as iPostal1. With iPostal1, your packages are received at a secure, staffed location and held safely until you're ready to manage them. This is particularly beneficial for valuable or sensitive deliveries, and when you cannot be at home to receive packages.

Amazon Lockers provide a secure pickup point for Amazon deliveries, but they are limited to Amazon orders. iPostal1 offers a more versatile solution, accepting packages from all carriers and providing a real street address for all your mail and package deliveries. This flexibility is ideal for both personal and business use, ensuring secure handling and storage of all your items.

The safeguard of having a signature required on delivery does offer security for specific packages, but someone must be available at the time of delivery. iPostal1 eliminates this inconvenience by securely receiving your packages at a professionally-staffed location. This ensures that your packages are safe until you decide how to manage them, whether it's forwarding, scanning, shredding, or picking up.

While home security systems provide surveillance and deter theft, iPostal1 offers a safe and professional solution for receiving mail and packages. With iPostal1, your items are received at a staffed location, providing an added layer of security. This is especially beneficial for individuals who travel or have irregular schedules, ensuring that their mail and packages are always expertly handled.

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