puts you on the postal map!
Over half a million people in the UK live full-time in static caravans, tourers and motorhomes.
Some choose to stay on official 'Residential' sites and pay their utilities and council tax just like anyone else. Many, however, own or rent a static van on Holiday Parks, which often close down for a month or so each year in order to maintain their non-residential status.
the problem is...
Whichever type of site you choose, or if you are constantly travelling, you will soon discover that life can be a nightmare without a genuine, Royal Mail postal address for your bank, credit card provider, insurance company, the passport office, DVLA, TV Licensing, HMRC or DWP. Even on-line retailers and their couriers won't deliver to a numbered PO box or leave parcels with a Park's reception office, and using a friend or relative's address for your correspondence is fraught with complications.
is a virtual mailbox account from vanpost. . .
Costing less than 60p a day, a vanpost mailbox gives you a virtual street address with up to five different named users, free mail forwarding and a secure scan option for urgent letters. You can now have a fixed postal address for your own private correspondence ( including parcels ), or for business use. Living in a caravan or motorhome no longer means that you can't buy or trade online!
and it's surprisingly simple
Your letters, packets and parcels are delivered to a unique address at the Mail Centre of your choice, where they are identified by any of your five User names, signed-for if necessary, sorted, and stored in your mailbox. You can then log in to your secure on-line control panel at any time and tell us how, when and where you want us to physically forward your mail ( read about 'Poste Restante' in forwarding ), or scan letters to your secure viewer ( see 'scanning' ).
your names, our addresses
Because many businesses, banks, credit card and insurance companies, couriers and authorities, including HMRC and the DVLA, will not deliver to, or even recognise, an obviously numbered PO box, every vanpost mailbox has a real postal address that it inherits from the Mail Centre of your choice.
selecting a regional mail centre
We currently have six regional Mail Centres serving the UK. Because all mail is forwarded rather than being collected in person, you can hold an account at any regional Centre, and your letters or parcels will still reach you, wherever you are, at the speed of First Class post, or the speed of light if you have them scanned! Don't worry about making the wrong choice initially, you can transfer your account to another regional Mail Centre, free of charge, at any time during your Account term ( limited to once every twelve months ).
Click the postal address examples below to visit each Mail Centre's own website
We realise that many people prefer an address that either reflects their place of origin ( even though they may be on the road and constantly travelling! ), and some business mailbox account holders may want to present a 'local' face. Our national network of regional Mail Centres has been designed to provide just such coverage, further detailed in the descriptions below.
Our longest established regional Mail Centre is located in central Swansea, ideally situated to provide a generic South Wales address for customers from Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Pembrokeshire, Llanelli or Carmarthen.
The Scottish Mail Centre has been serving customers with virtual addresses north of the border for the past two years. A change in the status of the Mail Centre premises, however, means that this national Franchise, with complete exclusivity across Scotland, needs to be relocated at some point in the next 12 months and is being made available for re-sale as a going concern.
Click to browse the Scottish Franchise Prospectus
Located in Cambridgeshire, this Centre provides a virtual accommodation address close to London, serving customers across the whole of the home counties, including; Luton, Bedford and Watford, or Northampton, Milton Keynes and Essex to the east.
Providing a UK address in Northern Ireland, this brand new Mail Centre, serving the entire BT postcode area including Belfast and Londonderry / Derry, is an attractive option to customers from Eire, perhaps as a hedge against Brexit and the Backstop?
Our Midlands regional Mail Centre in central Telford provides virtual postal addresses to customers from Stoke in the north, Nottingham and Derby to the east, and south across the entire West Midlands including Dudley, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Worcester.
With an address in central Taunton, the South West regional Mail Centre provides a west country presence for customers wanting a virtual PO Box close to Bristol and Gloucester. Serving Plymouth, Exeter and Torquay in Devon, plus Swindon, Bath and Bournemouth.
business or private. . .
which do I need and how do they differ?
Although both can receive letters and parcels for up to five named Users and are the same price, GDPR means that we need to record the status of each mailbox so, if your account is only to be used for your own personal correspondence, select 'Private'.
Click on 'Business' if you intend to use your accommodation address for any kind of commerce or trading, or if you want to include a business name as a User. As a bonus, if you take a 12 month Business account you can also use it as the registered office address for up to four Companies, at no extra charge.
. . .about the account holder!
In order to simplify the required identity verification process, every mailbox account, whether private or business, must be registered with a named individual as the Account Holder. On agreeing to be bound by our Terms and Conditions, the Account Holder is then responsible for the legal, moral and ethical use of the mailbox and compliance with current legislation.
affordable, fixed, pricing
guaranteed for the lifetime of your account!
Already much cheaper than a numbered PO box from the Royal Mail, our straightforward charges are frozen for as long as you hold a continuous account with us. Two years, or twenty years from now, you will only ever pay the prices as they are shown in this website on the day you register. We absolutely guarantee never to charge you more to renew your account, handle your mail, or scan your letters!
always here when you need us
Our Mail Centres are open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year to receive, sign-for and secure your letter post and parcels. Most importantly, live support is available by telephone or email from 8am ( and often very much earlier! ) every weekday morning, including Saturdays and Bank Holidays, so you always have access to our help and advice when you need it.
Click here to ask Trustpilot what our customers have to say about us!
vanpost, canalpost, expatpost and expost are all trading styles of Expost Holdings Limited, registered in the UK. After operating without a break for 16 years as 'The Post House' in Yorkshire, we relocated the business to West Wales in 2010, incorporated as Expost in February of 2015 and began launching our network of franchised mail centres the following year.