Scan Mailboxes Launches the First Temporary Scanned Mailbox Service

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Scan Mailboxes now offers a new temporary mailbox service for residents who need short-term mail scanning and forwarding service, but want to keep their current mailing address.

Temporary Mailbox Service

This service is ideal for those who need mail scanning and forwarding service temporarily, without having to change their current mailing address.

The Scan Mailboxes’ founders were considering ways to better serve customers, and they thought about residents who needed short-term mail forwarding. The only options previously available force residential customers to either allow a trusted neighbor to hold their mail, resulting in coming home to a bundle of outdated mail, or to have the USPS forward their mail to only one address, piece-by-piece. Not only that, but the post office can only hold customers’ mail for maximum of thirty (30) days.

Understanding that this was not an ideal option, Brown and Landry developed a solution using Scan Mailboxes’ unique service. Scan Mailboxes’ customers needing short-term mail solutions can opt to have their mail forwarded to Scan Mailboxes’ address to be scanned, emailed and securely stored. Customers must first subscribe to the Temporary Mailbox Service, choosing their preferred time of as little as one month and as long as six months. Then the customer will complete the USPS Temporary Change of Address via online at, which costs only $1.05.

Once the temporary service expires, unless otherwise requested, all mail in storage will be forwarded to the customer’s primary address by default. This certainly would benefit those who take long trips, have to move out temporarily, have an out-of-town assignment, and so forth. Again, this service is ideal for those who need mail scanning and forwarding service temporarily, without having to change their current mailing address. This new service is only available to residential customers who reside in United States and outlying U.S. Territories serviced by the USPS.

Customers can choose this more cost-effective and faster service using Scan Mailboxes’ short-term mail service for a flat rate of $35.00 per month, which includes up to 100 envelope scans, including 50 open and scan. It also comes with unlimited shredding and recycling as well as free mail storage until the service ends.

Customers receive daily, same-day emails with scanned images of both the front and back of the envelopes, and then the items are held in the on-site secured storage.

From that point, customers have full control by replying via email, requesting to:

1) Open and scan the contents,
2) Forward the physical mail to any designated address, or
3) Shred and recycle contents.

Scan Mailboxes strongly believes that all customers should be in the full control of their mail and its contents. Customers in the Austin area can even stop by Scan Mailboxes’ location to pick up their mail at no additional charge.

To get a better understanding how Temporary Mailbox Service works, anyone can visit Live chat is also available on the website.

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Chris Landry & Ken Brown III
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