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How much does a PO box cost?


I tried looking at the post office website, but I dont get it???


http://www.usps.com/receive/business...entals.htm#fee


I just want one big enough to hold a medium sized padded envelope or so...

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Then you're probably looking at 3 or 4. Padded envolopes tend to be longer than 5.5"

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Im curious as well.

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Well, the sizes are there pretty clearly. And of course if you get anything that's too big to fit into whatever size box you get you just pick it up at the counter.

The fee group depends on the location of the post office... so you'd have to call or stop by the specific office, or give them the zip code of the location you're interested in.

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JayC,

Thats what I was after. But on that chart, it doesnt say the term of payment. Is it monthly, yearly? What?

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Six months.

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I believe a small one runs around $36 for six months if you do it with USPS. If you get a bigger package they will normally place it on a bigger box and leave the key on your PO Box.

I think prices are also set per location like JayC said.

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Prices vary from post office to post office. I've seen a few advertisements around a couple post offices in my area, where they are starting at about $30/six months.

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If you have a choice in the area - I would go for a UPS Store or a private mailbox company. We had a USPS box for a long time, but they do not accept UPS and FedEX packages. For us, it was a real issue. We pay around $35.00 for 6 months and have 24/7 access to the box (another thing USPS did not offer).

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Interesting.... so you are saying that USPS only accepts USPS mailed goods in the PO box? But 3rd party stores will?

I will definitely check in to that.

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Interesting.... so you are saying that USPS only accepts USPS mailed goods in the PO box? But 3rd party stores will?

I will definitely check in to that.
No, USPS will accept anything that fits in the box.
When I got my PO Box, it was $19/6 months or $38/1 year.

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I am paying $22.00 ever 6 months for a very small box.

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No, USPS will accept anything that fits in the box.
When I got my PO Box, it was $19/6 months or $38/1 year.
They will accept but UPS won't send to P.O. Boxes

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Around here (Canada) it costs about $10 / month for a basic one plus a security deposit last time I checked...

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They will accept but UPS won't send to P.O. Boxes
Thats where your wrong
They wont send to PO Boxes when:
1.Its a request from shipper
2.Its a box that wont fit in the box

Ive sent plenty of letters thru UPS to PO Boxes, its simple

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