Compilation of US-to-Canada Mail Forwarders

by | Published Jan 13, 2021 | Edited May 18, 2022


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Previously at Frugal Flyer, we’ve discussed a general strategy for securing a mail forwarder, for the dual purpose of establishing your United States credit history and forwarding US credit cards to Canada. This strategy remains relevant today because, as predicted, services that have been covered by major blogs continue to get shut down sooner or later.

The general strategy for finding mail forwarders is: 

  1. Search Google strategically for mail forwarders, also listed as ‘package’ or ‘parcel’ forwarding, digital mailboxes, virtual addresses, etc. 
  2. Confirm the service’s address is not listed as a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency (CMRA) using USPS Lookup Tool
  3. Confirm the mail forwarding service doesn’t have terms and conditions / prohibited items lists that disallow credit cards or financial documents.

For 2 and 3, it may also be a good idea to contact the mail forwarder and confirm whether they are listed as CMRA, and whether they will forward credit cards, or ‘financial documents’.

In general, I recommend trying to find more ‘shoddy’, smaller operations, as these are less likely to be regulated, to code as CMRA, to have a problem with what they’re forwarding, etc. This can be aided by including the individual state or province in your search, since smaller operations may specialize in servicing specific sections of the US border/ specific provinces. 

While I still don’t want to give away too much information publicly for reasons mentioned in our original article on mail forwarding, we have made a list with some preliminary information compiled and vetted using the general strategy: checking for CMRA and prohibited items list.

***Note that we have not contacted or established with definiteness that these forwarders will work. This is merely a starting point for those of you in the market for a new mail forwarder.***

US-to-Canada Mail Forwarders Which MIGHT WORK (Non-CMRA, Allow Credit Cards)

ServiceAddressNot CMRA?Ship CC?Pricing
24/7 ParcelLyden, WA
14303
YMMV$70 USD per year + $1 USD + postage
America’s Mailbox514 Americas Way
PMB XXXXX
Box Elder, SD
57719-7600
$149.99 USD per year
Anytime MailboxNetwork of 100s of receiving addressesYMMV$9.99-$14.99 per month + postage
My Mail Forwarder / Get My U.S Mail1215 Main St
Tewksbury, MA
01876
$9.95 per month + postage
NYCVirtualOffice244 5th Ave, Suite #
New York, NY
10001
$40 per month + postage
OPAS6650A NE Mt St Helens Ave
Portland, OR
97250
$15 per month or $100 per year + postage
Pacific Mail & Parcel1300 Boblett Street, Unit A
Blaine, WA
98230
YMMV$9 per month + $3 + postage
PhysicalAddress.com9169 W State St
Garden City, ID
83714
$7.98 per month + postage
Planet Express17224 S. Figueroa Street
Gardena, CA
90248
$2 USD per letter + postage
Sasquatch Mail784 S Clearwater Loop Suite #
Post Falls, ID
83854
$10 per month or $100 per year + $2 + postage
ShipsUS.com1234 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 
90004
$10 flat service fee + postage
US Address for Canadians555 Route Seventy Eight
Swanton, VT
05488
$29 per month + postage

Anecdotally, I have continued to find success with 24 7 Parcel and they have recently moved to a new location in Lyden, WA. They provide a separate address for those who are having issues with American Express which is an added benefit. I’ve used their post office to receive and forward mail for a few years and have yet to run into any issues.

US-to-Canada Mail Forwarders Which LIKELY DO NOT WORK (CMRA or Prohibit Credit Cards)

ServiceNot CMRA?Forward Mail?Ship CC?
Anytime Mailbox
Blaine Mailboxes Plus
BorderLinx
CrossBorderPickups
Earth Class Mail
Fish is Fast
Freeport Forwarding
In Out Parcel
iPostal1
MailboxForwarding
Montana Shipping
myMallBox
MyUSAddress
PostScanMail
ReShip
Ship Happens
Shipito
Shippsy
Traveling Mailbox
TSB Shipping Plus
US Global Mail
USA2Me
ViaBox
Virtual Post
Vyking Ship
Wander’s Mail Service

Conclusion

This article, coupled with our previous one on how to find your own US-based mail forwarding service, should set you on the right path to set you up for success in the US credit card game. Finding your own unique service will ensure that you have longevity when it comes to avoiding certain financial institutions flagging those locations as mail forwarders.

Reed Sutton

Reed Sutton

Founder at Frugal Flyer
Reed is addicted to the science (and art) of earning and redeeming travel points, and frequently pairs his trips with his other hobby: photography. Through Frugal Flyer, Reed aims to distill some of the complex and esoteric points strategies into digestible information. Furthermore, he hopes to use his technical expertise to develop invaluable applications and tools for the travel community.

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