Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Mail forwarding services #211973
09/01/05 03:41 PM
09/01/05 03:41 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 159
southern california
W
WhiteWater Offline OP
 
WhiteWater  Offline OP
W
Hello, I am coming to AC for an extended stay, and am thinking of using a mail forwarding service. They offer a US street address (not a PO Box), and good international shipping rates (including combining packages before forwarding). Some of the services that I like to use require a US street address, so this seems like a reasonable solution.

Just wondering if anyone uses a forwarding service, specifically mailforwarding.com. Impressions?

I read the 'mail delay' topic also, and will be very careful about bills and other mail that is time-sensitive.

Re: Mail forwarding services #211974
09/01/05 10:24 PM
09/01/05 10:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,273
San Pedro
Kra-Z-K Offline
.
Kra-Z-K  Offline
i would recommend having someone you know personally send your mail every week, or every other week vs. mail forwarding services. Just my opinion. I had looked into that option, and not gotten good feedback on it.

Re: Mail forwarding services #211975
09/02/05 10:44 AM
09/02/05 10:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 159
southern california
W
WhiteWater Offline OP
 
WhiteWater  Offline OP
W
Thanks for the info ke.

Re: Mail forwarding services #211976
09/02/05 12:05 PM
09/02/05 12:05 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 717
Guy Texas, USA
Richard Chambers Offline
.
Richard Chambers  Offline
You may want to consider a Bill Pay arrangement with your bank that can be accessed via the internet. :p

Re: Mail forwarding services #211977
09/02/05 01:10 PM
09/02/05 01:10 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 159
southern california
W
WhiteWater Offline OP
 
WhiteWater  Offline OP
W
I agree that's the best setup, I use bill pay and electronic statements for everything. That's actually what I meant about being careful, I should have explained.

The thing is, some of the companies I use need a US street address and CC number billed to that address, even if statements and billing are electronic. That's where the mail forwarding service comes in. The service requires a USPS form to verify that I am who I say I am, keeping the whole process safe and secure. And, they forward documents and ship packages through services like DHL and FedEx only, not USPS. More expensive, but I might actually receive the mail. :-)

I hesitate to ask family or friends to be responsible for our mail and packages, I wouldn't want it to turn into a hassle for them.

[And I mis-typed, it is mailforwarding.biz]

Thanks!

Re: Mail forwarding services #211978
09/02/05 04:15 PM
09/02/05 04:15 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 168
San Pedro
cindyb Offline
 
cindyb  Offline
I use USABox.com and I have been happy with the service. The only shortcoming is that their preferred shipper is DHL and my first shipment took 6 weeks and was a total nightmare. I have now instructed them to use FedEx and I am now receiving shipments timely.

We also established a stateside phone through FunnelBox...www.funnelcomm.com. Great service! We now have Vonage and no longer use it.

Like you, I did not want to burden family with mail responsibilities.

Good luck and welcome to our beautiful island!

Re: Mail forwarding services #211979
09/02/05 05:35 PM
09/02/05 05:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 159
southern california
W
WhiteWater Offline OP
 
WhiteWater  Offline OP
W
USABox was another that I looked at, thank you for the info about your experience with that service. I'll be sure to stick with FedEx as well, they seem to have good service around the world.

As much as possible, I plan on a combination of Vonage and IM for keeping in touch.

Thank you for the warm welcome, and looking forward to seeing your bookstore!

Re: Mail forwarding services #211980
09/02/05 08:08 PM
09/02/05 08:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,460
Belize City
K
Katie Valk Offline

.
Katie Valk  Offline
K
Call Laura Esquivel at One Bin in Belize City, they offer these services and are also Fed Ex reps in Belize.

www.onebin.com


Belize based travel specialist
www.belize-trips.com
[email protected]
Re: Mail forwarding services #211981
09/05/05 07:49 PM
09/05/05 07:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 625
US
S
spl Offline
.
spl  Offline
S
White water, private message me because you do not have private messaging as one of your options on your posts. Wanted to give you some info on keeping in touch/phone services.

Re: Mail forwarding services #211982
09/08/05 10:07 AM
09/08/05 10:07 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 168
San Pedro
cindyb Offline
 
cindyb  Offline
I tried hard to do business with One Bin, but after about 3 weeks I gave up. Their web site was not working correctly (you could not set up an account), emails went unanswered. Did not give me a warm fuzzy at all, would recommend you not waste the time I did.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
October
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (1 invisible), 178 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics69,843
Posts477,191
Members19,528
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1