ups po box vs usps po box

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  1. flybynight12

    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

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    I know this has been asked before but what

    is the difference between the ups po box,

    and the post office po box. Why do people

    accept the ups one or how do you get them

    to accept it as a residence.
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Looser regulations on what can be shipped to or via UPS. I.E ammo, parts, chemicals ect for example. As for resedential if you mean accept shipping like a house they ususal use something like suite 100 for example.

    1st example street, suite 100, nowhere, kansas, 12345
     
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  4. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    BOA will allow UPS for mailing address but not for residence.
     
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  5. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Essentially the difference is you have a physical address. With USPS it's just po box 123. With UPS it's 223 main Street #256. Which could be a suite or an apartment.
     
  6. flybynight12

    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

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    Can it be used for a license?
     
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  7. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    Depends on the state.
    Check out Escapees RV club.
     
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  8. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Yes it can be used for license.
    Also the post won't take anything
    That won't fit in your box.

    You can order a big screen television and
    Ups will keep it in the back room until you
    Get back.
    I used ups for my address for years in
    Texas and Nevada.
     
  9. flybynight12

    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

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    Thanks for the info guys great community we have.
     
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  10. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    I’ve had a ups P.O. Box for years and years and no troubles at all , everyone accepts it
     
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  11. Team818

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    The USPS only holds for 30 Days... Unless you go in and extend it further. The card ( Big Yellow ) on the counter with the others there, has a place for postage, like if you can't sign a new one in person, you can fill it out and extend it another 30 Days? I haven't asked but on the card it says will hold for minimum of 3 and No More than 30 Days. Maybe a Mail boxes Etc would be better, or a UPS Store mail box to hold my mail. Just wondering. I have auto pay for all the bills, except rent, but I still get a LOAD of junk mail. Trying to put a stop on. Apt owner doesn't do bill pay, or direct to account payments, cash, check, or money ordrer the man says, this is S Dakota!, very nice man, late 80's. He still cuts the grass on a rider mower, lightbulbs, some painting, door knob changes, greases hinges, collects rent. Awesome. His wife comes with sometimes. People live a long time on these farmlands.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2021
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