May 6, 2022

Getting a permanent P.O Box address has its advantages. For starters, your mail will be secure in your home even when you're traveling. However, not everyone can afford the luxury, and traveling might be something you can't stop. So you need to find a way to receive mail without an address. 

Who Needs a Private Mailbox?

A private mailbox might be the convenience you need if you travel often or change apartments regularly and don't have a permanent address to collect mail. You may also purchase a private mailbox if you run a home office or if you work in an office facility that may be closed during typical business hours. 

There are many people without a permanent home address. After college it takes time to find a stable job, and with a desire to own your home one day, you may not be certain about where you'll buy a home to live in for the rest of your life.

Getting a private mailbox will not only allow you to move with your mail, but you also don't need to worry about the paperwork involved in changing a permanent P.O. Box address. This is especially true if you enjoy the burgeoning RV and Campervan culture, which over a million people operate and flourish without being tied to a traditional residence.

Nomadic life demands remote working, online shopping, and a private mailbox to receive your packages safely even when you're on the road. 

How to Receive Mail and Packages Without an Address

If you don't have a permanent address or you don't want to disclose your address, there are several solutions to receive mail and packages. For parcels, ground service centers like the Amazon Locker, services like USPS customer center, FedEx Ground service center or UPS General Delivery can be used as addresses where you can receive parcels.

However, they do not offer the privacy or convenience of having a personal mailbox you can open on demand. So, most people end up choosing between a private mailbox or a post office box (P.O. Box) to receive their mail.

The Advantages of Mailbox Rental Services

Private mailboxes differ from P.O. Boxes in several respects. For one, instead of a post office box number, you can use a genuine street address, which prevents complications with shipments that post office boxes won't receive.

Secondly, with a private mailbox, your mail and shipments are received safely and securely at a commercial address that is protected. This applies to shipping companies, so you won't have to worry about making special arrangements with other shippers.

There are other several good reasons to get a private mailbox, let's explore some below:


With a private mailbox, you don't have to worry about your product getting returned since you missed to append a signature. A private mailbox for your home or business affords you peace of mind because there will always be someone to sign for all your packages.


If you often travel to new places for business or pleasure, you can keep the current address on printouts, your website, letterheads, and elsewhere. Similarly, if you live a nomadic life, your private mailbox provider can have your mail and shipments forwarded to you at that new location.


You can keep your home address confidential by using a private mailbox. This may be important if you run a business that does not require consumers to come to your business address, especially if you work from home.


If you are away from home for a few days or have had incidents of packages getting stolen since they were left outside, you need a way to keep them secure and weather protected. Your mail and goods remain secure until you collect them in a private mailbox.

The Pros of Using AIM Mail Centers

AIM Mail Center gives you the all benefits of owning a private mailbox plus they make it your one-stop shop to receive and send mail. We have everything you need whether it's printing, copying, faxing, shredding, seals and rubber stamps, and packaging materials.

If you value privacy, mobility, and dependability, renting a private mailbox can meet all of your needs. Visit your local AIM Mail Center to learn more about AIM's private or business mailbox services.