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Renting short term P.O boxes for 1-3months? Costs/which company is best?

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Renting short term P.O boxes for 1-3months? Costs/which company is best?

I am looking to rent a short term P.O box that can receive and hold packages for me. The size of the packages is approx. the size of a 12pk of Clif energy bars.

Are there any companies that allow 1, 2, or 3 month rentals? If so which companies are the cheapest and best for my requirements? How much am I looking at per month and what restrictions will I face?

Thanks in advance.
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Aug 22, 2006
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UPS Store has 3 month rentals.
I'm sure if you talk to them they may do a single month.
Are you really ordering that many that you'd be willing to pay that much for receiving?

Also talk to your local mailbox places and ask them for a per package receive fee instead of a monthly commit.
Unless you're shipping 50 cases of them I don't think it'd be worth it.

For the record, I just renewed for a year for $200.
3 months doesn't scale downwards. It wouldn't shock me if it was $100.
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Canada Post. They'll never let you down.
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Canada Post FlexDelivery will hold packages at the post office for free, but they have to be picked up relatively quickly.
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I like UPS Store as there is no limitations on what can be received as they provide a real street address and suite #.
Some online companies does not ship to P.O. box etc....
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inandoutshopper wrote: I like UPS Store as there is no limitations on what can be received as they provide a real street address and suite #.
This is actually store dependent.
Some stores limit the number of packages you can receive without additional payment.

As for the address, it's also sometimes stupid:

456 123 Fake St
Box 789
City, Province

Trying to explain why there's 2 suite numbers doesn't always work, especially when it's an automated system.
Not ALL of them are like this but 2 of my 3 active ones are.
My primary one is great though:
123 Fake St
Box 789

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