What's the best PMB (private mailbox service) in SF?
December 5, 2013 4:30 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to find an alternative to my current private mailbox setup. It's expensive, open limited hours, and service has not been stellar. The one I have now uses a street address instead of a PO Box, which I like. Also ARE THERE ANY STARTUPS TEARING UP THE PRIVATE MAILBOX SPACE. (I know about Outbox but that seems to require a home mailbox, which I'm trying to avoid.) Thanks.
posted by ziggly to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Depending on your budget, one alternative arrangement might be a mail-only membership at a coworking space. For example, I know NextSpace offers a "mailbox" tier with a street address, package notifications, shredding, and other features. This is definitely more expensive than the rent-a-box and combo laundry/mailbox spots I priced out, but might be worth a look.
posted by nominal at 4:42 PM on December 5, 2013


Several UPS stores in SF offer mailbox services and they give a street address and unit #.

Earth Class Mail probably falls under the "startup" category, though offers more than a mailbox.
posted by Ookseer at 9:22 PM on December 5, 2013


Edit: I learned that Outbox does pick up from private mailboxes, just not USPS ones. Thanks for the answers so far.
posted by ziggly at 8:50 AM on December 6, 2013


check out a ups store. i've been a customer for 5 years and had great service.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 9:20 AM on December 6, 2013


Speaking startups, it looks like NextSpace is just a provider for Spheremail. You can find other locations and rates on their website.
posted by nominal at 5:04 PM on December 7, 2013


I looked into the options suggested above and it turns out my current setup is actually the most economical.
posted by ziggly at 9:18 AM on December 13, 2013


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