Today we are going to look at virtual mailbox services that offer free trials.
Unfortunately, there are not many that allow customers to begin a subscription without paying. Most just offer 30-day money-back guarantees.
All the same, let’s take a closer look at the availability of free trials in the virtual mailbox space, and which services you should check out.
First though, what do we mean by a free trial?
What is a virtual mailbox free trial?
This may sound like an obvious question, however, as we shall see it’s not that simple.
Essentially, a free trial with most subscription-based services would mean the customer gaining access to the service without paying any money.
This would be for a short amount of time, (normally between one week and a month) and would allow the customer to trial what’s on offer to see if they would like to continue with a full subscription.
We could only find one virtual mailbox that offered free trials in this way… (revealed later in the article 🙂 )
Digging deeper, it becomes clear why.
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Why don’t Virtual Mailboxes offer completely free trials?
Part of a virtual mailbox service involves forwarding your mail to another address of your choosing.
This is normally carried out using carriers such as USPS, FedEx, etc (depending on your location and choice of carrier).
It would be expensive for a mailbox service to offer a free trial period and carry out the full services as advertised.
This also means that billing details are taken upon signup, with the first month’s subscription fees charged as you begin using the services.
What do virtual mailbox services offer on signup?
The closest you will get to a free trial is a 30-day money-back guarantee. During our research, we found several mailbox service providers that do this.
This basically means that you signup for the service with your credit card details and start using the mailbox.
You will be charged for any carrier fees if you forward mail items during those 30 days.
However, should you choose to end the subscription within that period, you will get your money back.
This offers the customer some peace of mind when signing up for the mailbox. If you are not entirely happy you have 30 days to cancel and know that you will get a refund.
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Virtual mailbox services that offer free trials
The only service we found that offered a proper free trial, (no payment taken until after the trial period), was Snap Mailbox
Ironically, we have yet to try this service so that we can include it in our reviews section, however, below is a screenshot with details of what’s on offer.
All of these price plans are very competitive in fact, with the bronze being especially good for the low price and low volume users.
Snap Mailbox does not have the widest selection of virtual addresses (with less than 50) available. However, they are real street addresses some of which are located in major cities such as San Francisco, LA, and New York).
Virtual mailbox services that offer 30-day money-back guarantees
Here is a list of virtual mailboxes that offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Postscan Mail offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. They boast that you can use the service risk-free.
If you are not entirely happy after the trial period, you can cancel your subscription and receive your money back with no issues.
The screenshot below is an indication of what is on offer.
We have trialed and reviewed the service in great detail here. You can head to the Postscan Mail website, here.
Virtual Post Mail is another provider that offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
As with the others in this list, it means you will provide payment details and be charged your subscription fee when you signup.
However, if after 30 days you have a change of heart, or are not entirely happy with the service provided, you can ask for your money back.
Here’s a screenshot of the price plans.
You can head to the Virtual Post Mail website for more details of what they offer.
PhysicalAddress.com offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. The screenshot below is of their current price plans. The lowest at under $8 is very competitive, especially when you factor in the volume of mail items included.
Head here for more details of the service.
iPostal1 offers a full refund within the first 30 days upon request. The caveat here is that the account should not have been used for receiving mail or another purpose during the 30 day period.
We actually feel that this is not a fantastic offer. In most cases, a customer will have used the service in some way to receive mail. This makes access to the 30-day money-back guarantee void.
The screenshot below provides insight into the prices and packages.
There you have it, our list of virtual mailboxes that offer free trials. In the end, it is only Snap Mailbox you can signup to and not pay a thing until after the trial period.
The other services listed do provide peace of mind with the ease in which you can cancel and get your money back.
Head to our reviews section for more on applicable services.
I’m a 25 year veteran of USPS. I’m retired now, but as the editor of Mailbox Master, I can’t quite remove myself from the carrier industry just yet. 🙂