virtual addresses

to put your caravan or motorhome on the postal map!

Caravan illustration - with a virtual address from vanpost!

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,  paying normal utilities and council tax.   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,  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.

the solution

is child's play with a vanpost account!

Costing as little as 60p a day,  a vanpost mailbox account 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!

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,  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!

Click the links below to view virtual address examples from each Mail Centre;
Scotland   -   Northern Ireland   -   Midlands   -   South Wales   -   South East   -   South West

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

UK Mail Centre address example - Swansea, West Wales UK Mail Centre address example - Telford, Midlands UK Mailing address in Taunton, South West
UK mailboxes and forwarding in Northern Ireland UK accommodation address example - Cambridgeshire, South East Scotland regional Mail Centre
London regional Mail Centre North of England regional Mail Centre South Coast Mail Centre prospectus

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.

south wales

Our longest established regional Mail Centre is located in central Swansea,  ideally situated to provide a generic South Wales address for customers from Cardiff,  Pembrokeshire,  Newport,  Bridgend,  Llanelli or Carmarthen.


Our Midlands regional Mail Centre is located in Telford,  providing virtual accommodation addresses to customers from Stoke in the north,  Nottingham and Derby to the east and south across the rest of the West Midlands including Birmingham,  Wolverhampton,  Dudley and Worcester.

south east

Located in Cambridgeshire,  this Centre provides a prestigious accommodation address close to London,  for customers across the capital,  the home counties,  Essex and East Anglia  including Northampton,  Bedford,  Luton and Watford,  Colchester and Romford.

northern ireland

Providing a UK address in Northern Ireland,  this brand new Mail Centre,  serving the entire BT postcode area including Belfast and Londonderry / Derry,  is already proving an attractive option to customers from the Republic of Ireland,  perhaps as a hedge against Brexit.

south west

With a central Taunton address,  our South West regional Mail Centre provides a west country presence for customers wanting a PO Box close to Bristol and Gloucester.  Serving Swindon,  Bath and Bournemouth,  plus Plymouth,  Exeter and Torquay in Devon.


The expost Scottish Mail Centre located in Dunfermline,  north of Edinburgh,  serves customers from Glasgow and Dundee,  to Aberdeen and the Highlands with an address north of the border.


We are looking for a prime location within London to launch this,  our flagship Mail Centre,  with exclusivity across the whole of the Capital.
Request a link to the Licence Prospectus!

north of england

Ideally located in Manchester,  we are now inviting enquiries for the Northern Mail Centre Licence.
Request a link to the Licence Prospectus!

south of england

With exclusivity across the entire South Coast,  we are inviting enquiries for our Mail Centre South Licence.
Request a link to the Licence Prospectus!

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.

Pound coins illustrating the affordability of a vanpost account!

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!

live support

always here when you need us

Our Mail Centres are open 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 6am every weekday morning,  including Bank Holidays,  so you always have access to our help and advice when you need it.

Sadly,  the photo above is not us. . .   we are nowhere near that photogenic!  ;o)

about vanpost

vanpostcanalpostexpatpost 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 regional Mail Centres the following year.

Keys showing the security of a vanpost mailbox account