Is USAbox an Environmentally Friendly Corporation? What do you do with all the mail and magazines that your customers request to discard online?
The mail that our customers request to discard is shredded on-site by a third party company. The magazines, catalogs and any other types of paper and cardboard are sent to a recycling company.
Can you prepare a commercial invoice for my shipment?
Yes, we would prepare the commercial invoice for your shipment at no extra cost. You may use the retail value or the wholesale value (fair market value) which is about 50% of the retail. Please note that if you purchase insurance it will only cover the declared value.
Do you offer insurance?
Please note that in the case of total loss or damage of your shipment courier companies will only reimburse up to $100.00 when insurance is not purchased.
Insurance may be purchase for additional protection for ($1 plus 2% of Declared Value)
What do I need to do to close my account?
You may close your account online at any time by clicking the close account link in the user options section.
You can also send us an email requesting the cancellation using our contact form
What is your cut-off time?
Our cut-off time is 12:00 PM however your shipment may be delayed to the next business day on peak times.
How does the purchasing service work? I am looking to buy something from a merchant that does not accept international credit cards. Can you buy it for me and charge my credit card?
Yes we can buy the item for you using our credit card.
Our fee for this service is $10.00 or 10% (whichever is higher) of the total order amount including domestic shipping and tax if any.
Can I send you mail in bulk to be forwarded to my customers?
Our services consist of forwarding mail to our clients, not from our clients elsewhere.
How do I make changes to my USAbox account?
Please login into your account, click “user options” and change the desired information. For the fields that do not allow change, please contact us using the contact us form.
Do you have local offices in my country? How can we contact USAbox personally?
Our offices are located in Miami. Our telephone number is +1 (305) 406 1696. Please visit the following link Contact us to send us a question or comment.
We are located near Miami International Airport:
A friend of mine will be in Miami soon, Can he pick-up the contents of my box for me?
In order to authorize a third party to pick-up your correspondence or merchandise, please e-mail us in advance. On arrival, your designee must bring a written and signed authorization from you, and a copy of your ID document which you used at the time of opening your USAbox account. Please instruct us whether your designee is to pay the corresponding charges, or, alternatively, we should charge your credit card as we have it on file.
The pickup fee is $15.00 for up to one pound and $0.95 for every additional pound. If your monthly plan includes shipments, you can substitute the shipments for the same number of pickups at our office.
I need to pick up my mail. What are your hours of operation?
We are open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. If you let us know before your visit we will have your mail ready for you so that you don’t have to wait.
Can you scan my correspondence and e-mail it to me?
If you need any mail item for immediate online delivery we can open it, scan it and email it to you within 4 business hours for $9.99 per letter.
Can I switch between different USAbox service plans?
You can switch service plans any time. However, in order to downgrade to the free plan your mailbox must be empty.
Can you ship Hazardous Material?
In keeping with air cargo regulations we cannot ship hazardous materials.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) restricts air shipment of certain items that could contribute to an on-board fire or other hazard. These include aerosols or products with flammable chemicals that have potential to explode in flight, such as rubbing alcohol, nail polish or nail polish remover, products or medications in pressurized spray cans, such as hairspray, shaving cream, and inhalers.
Products that contain flammable, volatile, or corrosive chemicals, such as fragrances and perfumes.
Some examples of commonly-used items restricted or considered hazardous under USPS regulations include:
Flea collars or flea sprays
Fuels or gasoline
Items previously containing fuel
Why was I charged for a heavier weight if my package was lighter?
When a package is relatively large for its weight, i.e., when the result of multiplying its three dimensions and dividing by 139 is greater than the weight, then this result will be used as the weight for the purpose of price calculations. Please visit the following link
Do you consolidate and/or repack my items? How much do you charge for repacking?
We do repackage items when possible if you desire. It usually results in savings in shipping costs.
We offer two options for repacking:
Option 1) you pay $5.00 per box to be repacked. This charge is done before the repacking is attempted and is not refundable. If the repacking is not possible you will still be charged $5.00 per box. You may select to repack and consolidate several boxes. The charge will be $5.00 per box as well.
Option 2) you may select the repacking option at the moment of shipment. We will then open all the boxes of that shipment and we will try to repack everything more efficiently. There is no upfront charge for this service. If repacking is possible, we share the benefit of this repacking with the customer. Meaning that if we were able to reduce the weight an equivalent of $100.00 we will reduce the cost of your shipment to $50.00. We may reduce it even more in your favor depending on the circumstances. If no repacking is possible you will not be charged and the cost of your shipment will not vary.
Do the rates quoted by USAbox include all transport costs? How about customs, tariffs of taxes?
Our rates include all door-to-door shipping costs. However, any costs related to customs, taxes or import fees are not included and may vary from country to country and over time. Your local customs office can give you detailed information about this topic. We do not have this information.
When I forward my mail (even just one letter), Will I be charged for one full pound shipment?
We use the most reliable couriers to forward our customers’ correspondence and merchandise and therefore the minimum rates per shipment may seem high when you only send one letter. However, USAbox offers you the possibility of accumulating items in your box until you wish to ship them all together and this way you can optimize the cost. If you receive frequent items, it also makes sense to opt for a monthly fee plan because the rates per shipment will be lower and you will have savings over time.
How long can I hold mail in my mailbox?
In plan “Fast Track” you may hold mail for up to 7 days. In all other plans with monthly fee you may hold mail for up to 6 months.
How often will you send me the contents of my box?
We will ship your correspondence and/or merchandise upon request. Requesting a shipment is very easy: just log-on to your account, mark the items to be shipped and click on “ship items”. Your instructions will be processed right away and you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
How do you ship my correspondence or merchandise? Do you use the local mail service in my country? How long do shipments normally take?
We ship with DHL, FedEx and UPS to your door. They are extremely fast and reliable. Shipments can take from 24 hours to not more than 5 days in remote locations.
We also offer a service with USPS (United States Postal Service) Priority Mail International and Priority Mail Express International. For additional information visit our rates page at the following link: Rates
Will you receive FedEx, UPS or DHL shipments for me?
Yes. Your USAbox is not a POBox and we can therefore receive courier shipments.
For express shipments you may give your current phone number, or you may apply for a local phone number with usavox
I travel constantly and frequently stay at different hotels worldwide. Can you get my correspondence to me?
We have many customers who are frequent travelers like you, and we forward their correspondence and merchandise to different addresses depending on where they are at a given moment. You must only instruct us where you wish your items to be sent each time you request a shipment.
I have not received your welcome email. Is everything OK with my account?
If you have a hotmail or Yahoo email account make sure to check your Junk E-mail folder as our welcome email might go to this folder.
Please make sure to add the email firstname.lastname@example.org or the domain usabox.com to your trusted email list or safe list.
Can I use the credit card of a friend to pay for my charges?
You may use a credit card that is not in your name but only if its owner sends us a duly signed letter of non-dispute authorizing your use of his or her credit card for your charges.
It must be sent to us, accompanied by copies of his/her I.D. documents and clearly readable copies of the credit card in question.
Which IDs can I provide for the USPS form 1583?
Two types of identification are required. One must contain a photograph of the addressee(s).
Acceptable identification includes: 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
Social Security cards, credit cards, and birth certificates are unacceptable as identification.
I sent my USPS Form 1583 and notarized ID documents a while ago and my box still appears inactive.
It is our standard operating procedure to activate a customers box immediately as we receive the documents in order, and you will see this by logging on to your account. If you failed to properly notarize your forms or your ID documents are missing, your box can not be activated. If, however, you are certain you have sent us your documents in order, they may just be taking a bit longer in the international postal system. If you still think it is definitely too long, please write to us to make sure we have not made a mistake.
I don’t have a company, what should I write on the USPS Form 1583?
You do not need to have a company to subscribe to USAbox. Simply leave the corresponding items blank. Your account will be opened in your name.
What’s a Notary, and where can I find one in my country?
A Notary Public is someone with legal authority to witness a signature.
Any notary public may certify your signature.
If you are not able to find a notary public you may contact the US Consulate in your area. They will be able to do this for you.
There is also an online service that will notarize your form and send it directly to us:
What is your policy regarding customer privacy and confidentiality?
We understand and share our customers’ concern for confidentiality. The privacy of our customers is of outmost importance to us. Therefore it is our policy never to sell or give out the names, addresses or any other information about our customers. We would only provide information about your address to a judicial authority under court order or subpoena and never to private citizens.
For a family, how many USPS forms 1583’s need to be filled out?
Spouses may complete and sign one Form 1583. Two items of valid identification apply to each spouse. Include dissimilar information for either spouse in the appropriate box.
A guardian must list the names and ages of minors receiving mail at their delivery address. In box 12 of the USPS form.
I don’t understand how to fill out the USPS Form 1583.
Please take a moment to look at the detailed instructions, which can be found at the following link
Where can I find the USPS Form 1583?
The USPS Form 1583 can be found in our web page Requirements Click on USPS Form 1583 and print the document. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to open this document. You can download this software from the same page if you don’t have it.
How can I pay for my USAbox charges?
In order to open an account you will need an international credit card with the American Express, Visa or MasterCard logo.
Alternatively, once your account has been activated you may send us a check or wire transfer to fund it. In this case the minimum deposit must be for $350. This will, of course be applied to your future shipments.
If you send a wire transfer, please keep in mind that we must deduct $30 from the amount received on each transfer to cover bank fees.
Please note that the above-mentioned deposit is NOT required for customers paying by credit card. This only applies to customers who prefer to prepay the service with personal checks, business checks or wire transfers.
For the security of our customers and suppliers, we do not accept anonymous forms of payment.
I would like a service to forward no more than a few standard-size letters per month. What are the charges for this?
Our Only-Mail service is what you need! With a monthly fee of $44.00, you can receive up to 4 Lb. of correspondence every month.
*Not available for all countries.
If I receive only one letter a month, how much will it cost me?
You can find our rates. If you only ask us to forward one letter, this will cost the full price of one pound. This is the minimum charge of the couriers we use, which are extremely fast and reliable. Of course USAbox offers you the option of waiting until some correspondence accumulates in your box in order to optimize your shipping costs.
Can Corporations have a mail forwarding services? Do they need to fill in form 1583?
Corporations can, of course, have an address with us. In this case, the USPS form is required and must be signed by a representative of the company. Two forms of ID of this representative must accompany the notarized form.
Can two people share a mailbox?
Two people can share a mailbox. Both must send a set of notarized USPS Form 1583 plus copies of two forms of I.D. Please see our web page at Requirements for more details on this legal requirement.
In which U.S. cities do you offer mailboxes?
We offer boxes in Miami, FL.
What will my USAbox address look like?
The address used will be of the form:
8345 NW 66TH ST #[Your PMB]
MIAMI FL 33166
I am looking for a US address I can forward to my address in my home country? Do you offer this service? What is your rate to have mail forwarded?
We can, of course, forward your correspondence to your foreign address. Our rates depend on the country as well as on what volume of correspondence you wish to receive and how frequently you would like it forwarded to you. You can find our detailed rates in our web page at Rates
Some sites where I want to buy are blocking me for not being in the USA. Do you have a solution for this?
There are other companies that offer a VPN service that will allow you to check websites like if you were in the US