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The Difference Between A PO Box and a PMB (Private Mailbox)

There are many benefits of owning a Private Mailbox (PMB) and PO Box. Both provide the renter with a safe and secure way to receive and access their mail. However, many people are often confused by the two. Here's how they are different:

A Post Office Box (PO Box) is offered by the United States Post Office (USPS) and is physically located at most Post Office locations. When you own a PO Box, your address will note a corresponding PO Box number.

A Private Mailbox (PMB) on the other hand, offers you a real street address. This is a great advantage if you own a business or work from home because it gives you a more professional image than a conventional PO Box number.

A PO Box however, will only receive Postal Mail and cannot accept packages for you while a Private Mailbox can. The staff in a PMB can accept parcels on your behalf and hold them for you until you pick it up.

If you own a PO Box, in order to find out if you have mail, you would need to check your box regularly.

With a PMB, you can call-in or even receive text or email notifications, depending on how the PMB company sets up their notifications. Most PMBs also offer added services such as Mail forwarding, mail tracking, mail supplies and more.

If you're interested in ordering a Private Mailbox and would like to learn more, contact us here.


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