Yes. The physical address we provide you can be used as a mailing address or as a permanent home base. Also, most commercial carriers such as FedEx, DHL, and UPS will only deliver to a physical address like our own. (Note: If you have a business and want your new address to look more attractive, you can also use "suite", "unit" or the number sign/"hashtag" as the prefix for your box number.)
Generally banks will accept our address, and we have members using every major bank in the country. However, some investment companies (e.g. Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade) and online banks (e.g. USAA) have a history of refusing commercial addresses, except for use as a mailing address. The exact policies and systems vary from bank to bank, but note in case of challenge that your address here is perfectly legitimate even for legal residency. In every case we have encountered, there is at least some method by which any bank will accept your address with us. Depending on the bank, you may need to format the address a particular way or request an additional hearing, override, or assistance from your bank on the phone.
Yes, you can use your address here to get a US Passport. However, it some cases you may need to omit your PMB (Personal Mailbox Number) in order for it to be accepted. If you need to do this, the passport will still make it to your mailbox after we have looked it up by hand.
The following is a table of all fees beyond the service cost:
|USPS First Class (Flats) under 13 oz||actual postage plus $1.75 handling|
|USPS First Class (Package) under 13 oz||actual postage plus $2.95 handling|
|USPS Priority Flat Rate Envelope (USA)||actual postage plus $3.20 handling|
|USPS Priority Flat Rate Padded Envelope (USA)||actual postage plus $3.70 handling|
|USPS Priority Flat Rate Legal Envelope (USA)||actual postage plus $3.45 handling|
|USPS Priority Flat Rate Box (USA)||actual postage plus $6.50 handling|
|USPS Priority (USA)||actual postage plus $5.10 handling|
|USPS Priority (our packaging) (USA)||actual postage plus $1.00 per pound|
|USPS Express Flat Rate Envelope (USA)||actual postage plus $8.50 handling|
|USPS Express Flat Rate Padded (USA)||actual postage plus $8.50 handling|
|USPS First Class Flats (International)||actual postage plus $11.00 handling|
|USPS Priority Flat Rate Envelope (International)||actual postage plus $15.50 handling|
|USPS Priority Medium Flat Rate Box (International)||actual postage plus $19.50 handling|
|USPS Priority (International)||actual postage plus $19.75 handling|
|FedEx/USPS (our packaging) (USA)||actual postage plus $1.00 per pound|
|FedEx Ground||actual postage plus $7.75 handling|
|FedEx 2 Day One Rate Envelope||actual postage plus $3.30 handling|
|FedEx 2 Day One Rate Pak||actual postage plus $4.50 handling|
|FedEx 2 Day One Rate Small Box||actual postage plus $5.25 handling|
|FedEx 2 Day One Rate Medium Box||actual postage plus $6.35 handling|
|FedEx 2 Day One Rate Large Box||actual postage plus $7.25 handling|
|FedEx 2 Day One Rate Extra Large Box||actual postage plus $8.35 handling|
|FedEx Priority Overnight||actual postage plus $12.50 handling|
|FedEx Priority (International)||actual postage plus $30.50 handling|
|Enhancement fee for extra packing tape||Level 1: $2.00, Level 2: $3.00, Level 3: $4.00|
|Overweight fee (for packages 10 lbs or more)||$10.00 + $1.00 per pound over 10 lbs|
|Parcel Consolidation Fee||$5.00 (Multiple pkgs/boxes consolidated into one)|
|Open/Inspect Single Package (International)||$25.00 fee|
|Repack Package Contents||$12.50 Domestic, $25.00 International|
|Open & Scan ― Normal (receive scan of letter contents by end of business day)||$2.50 per letter beyond monthly free scan allotment (20 for Premium, 30 for Business)|
|Open & Scan ― Urgent (receive scan of letter contents within 30 minutes)||$4.50 per letter|
|Inbound and Outbound Faxes (Business only)||$0.10/page|
|Local number inbound calls (Business only)||$0.015/minute|
|Toll-free number inbound calls (Business only)||$0.033/minute|
|Toll-free number inbound calls (Business only)||$0.033/minute|
|Outbound calls (Business only)||$0.02/minute|
|Outbound calls to Alaska (Business only)||$0.12/minute|
Processing of mail is done the day it arrives at our facility, usually early afternoon. Once we sort out all of the obvious junk mail, we then start imaging all mail for your viewing convenience.
All scans uploaded to our servers are encrypted both in transit and in storage. Only one, well-vetted employee is assigned to perform and access scanned documents. After a mail item is scanned, it is sealed back in its original envelope and returned to your box.
There are two options:
If you attempt to submit a change of address request with the Post Office online, and you receive an error message, it may be because of their formatting requirements. The Post Office website will only recognize the Good Sam Mail Service address with your Personal Mailbox number if you enter it in exactly the following format, replacing "0000" with your own box number:
5753 Hwy 85 N PMB 0000 Crestview, FL 32536Note especially that a space is required both before and after the letters "PMB."
You access your account by entering your (PMB # or email) and password that you provided when you signed up in the appropriate fields on our login screen.
We can indeed ship mail to an APO or FPO address. The rates are the same as normal rates for USPS shipments, which depend on weight, distance, and shipping method.
You can create your account directly at our website on the Join Now page or by calling our toll free number and speak to one of our friendly representatives. After signup, you will need to complete a USPS form 1583. This can be easily generated from the new account checklist after logging into your account for the first time. The 1583 form will need to be legally notarized either by our 3rd party virtual notary service or through in-person traditional means. Once complete, mail your documentation to us:
Good Sam Mail Service 5753 Hwy 85 N Crestview, FL 32536
Note that your account will not be fully active until we receive your signed and notarized 1583 form.
You should start the application process about 2-3 weeks before you begin traveling. This gives Good Sam Mail Service ample time to receive your 1583 form, setup a mailbox for you, and inform you of your new address.
Valid driver's license or state non-driver's identification card; armed forces, government, university, or recognized corporate identification card; passport or alien registration card or certificate of naturalization; current lease, mortgage, or Deed of Trust; voter or vehicle registration card; or a home or vehicle insurance policy. One form of ID must contain a photograph of the applicant.Social Security cards, credit cards, and birth certificates are not acceptable for a 1583.