On August 16, 2008, the Postal Service™ will offer customers the option to manage Post Office™ (PO) Boxes Online. Customers may search for a new box by address or ZIP™ Code, select the preferred box size and payment term, complete the online PO Box application, and pay with a credit card. If a specific box size is not available at a Post Office location, customers have the option to be added to the wait list or to search for a box at a nearby location. To start using the PO Box, customers must go to the Post Office with the online-generated PS Form 1093, Application for Post Office Box, and two pieces of valid identification (ID) to obtain their keys (or combination) and box number.
For those customers who already have a PO Box, it is now even easier to pay PO Box fees. Just go online to www.usps.com/poboxes to sign up to manage existing PO Boxes Online. Customers can make one-time payments with a credit card or sign up for automatic payments. Now customers may never miss a payment due date!
The revenue generated by PO Boxes Online goes to the Post Office where the PO Box is located.