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  • Chicago Private Mailboxes FAQ

    Last year, SwiftLink Worldwide decided to incorporate additional services into our suite of offerings, including our brand new private mailbox service. Our secure, physical mailbox service allows customers to skip the PO box, and get a real address right in the heart of Chicago. Once you open a private mailbox with Swift, we will manage all of your packages, mail, and deliveries, so that you don’t have to worry about being around to collect your mail.

    If you’re ready to start the process of opening up a private mailbox in Chicago but still have some unanswered questions, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about private mailboxes in Chicago:

    What Is the Difference Between a PO Box and a Private Mailbox?

    A PO box is located within a post office location and is offered by the United States Postal Service, whereas a private mailbox has a real street address associated with it. With a PO box, your mail will have to be sent to your specific PO box number instead of a real address which could hinder your company’s professional image.

    Another difference between a PO box and a private mailbox is that you need to go and check if you have any mail with a PO box, whereas with a private mailbox you can receive text or email notifications once your mail arrives.

    One final thing to note is that PO boxes can only have mail delivered to it whereas a private mailbox will always have somebody present to sign for and securely store all of your mail/packages until you’ve come to collect them.

    Does a Private Mailbox Have a Physical Address?

    One of the best parts about having a private mailbox is that they do have a physical address associated with them. This can be really useful especially if you have a small business based out of your home. Potential clients can send packages directly to your private mailbox which can help keep a professional image associated with your business.

    How Does a Private Mailbox Compare to a Virtual Mailbox?

    Besides offering our private mailbox service, we also have begun offering a virtual mailbox service. Some key features of having a virtual mailbox include: 

    • You’ll have instant access to your mail anytime, anywhere, and can manage it from your mobile device, tablet, or computer.
    • You will receive native app alerts, text messages, or emails as soon as your mail arrives at SwiftLink, or when a requested action has been completed.
    • You can choose from numerous convenient features such as open and scan, check depositing, forwarding, and shredding.
    • As a virtual mailbox subscriber, you’ll have a real street address for both personal and professional use. 
    • Our physical mailboxes are 100% safe and secure.
    • We wanted to make sure that our virtual mailbox rentals were affordable for everyone, which is why they start at the low price of $9.99 a month. 

    You can start the process of applying for a virtual mailbox here.

    Can I Use a Private Mailbox for My Business?

    Absolutely! Private mailboxes are a great option for both personal and professional use. There will always be someone physically present to collect all of your mail, deliveries, and packages, which will be securely stored away until you are ready to come and collect them. The best part is that a private mailbox allows your company’s mail to be delivered to a real address rather than a PO box.

    How Much Does a Private Mailbox Cost?

    We wanted to make sure that our private mailboxes were affordable for everyone, which is why they start at the low price of $28.00 per month.

    “Our physical mailbox service starts at just $28.00 a month.  We wanted to make it incredibly affordable for all types of customers.  As part of the service, we include management of all envelopes, packages, and deliveries,” said Rob Lee, co-owner of SwiftLink Worldwide.

    How Can I Get a Private Physical Mailbox?

    If you’re ready to start the process of opening up a physical mailbox with SwiftLink Worldwide, you can go to our website. Once there, you’ll need to download, complete, sign, and notarize Form 1583, and then upload it directly to our site. Next, you’ll need to complete the online application which needs to include scanned images of your photo ID. Once you’ve completed the previous steps, our team will review your application and get you a key to your very own private mailbox in the heart of Chicago. 

    Private mailboxes in Chicago are the perfect solution for all of your personal and professional mail delivery needs. They are secure, affordable, and can be easily accessed by you, no matter where you are in the world. If you have any further questions regarding private mailboxes in Chicago, please don’t hesitate to contact us. A member of our team would be happy to help!

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