I have had a medium size (5"x10") PO box since 1967, at a series of post offices as I moved around the country. I have no recollection of early costs, but for the past years, my history is (annual fee)
2022 $404 (paid September)
Wow! what a jump. I think they air conditioned the building this year and I get to pay for it.
For many years, I had a "Signature on File" option for the box, that allowed the box clerk to deliver signature items to my PO box directly, and I avoided the window. I recently had to pick up an item at the window, and when I asked, they simply claimed they had no idea I had agreed to the service, and claimed they had no record.
I returned with the form executed in 2014, they apologized (reluctantly) and they gave me a new form, which I executed.
On the same application: "Customer Agreement for PO Box Service Enhancements", there was a second option that allows me to use the street address of my post office as a street address. It says ..
"You will also be able to use the street address to receive most packages and deliveries through private carriers, such as UPS and FedEx."
I would then simply address mail as follows:
101 E McKinney # 2024 [PO street address and my box]
City, State, ZIP
There are restriction on what can be delivered: like wine, alcohol, or over 70 lbs, or other things not allowed by the postal service, but most normal items allowed.
Anyone with a PO box interested in such a service should check with their local post office. I suspect that for small post offices with limited service hours, this might not be an option. I don't know how much effort a UPS or FedEx driver has to exert to meet delivery hours. I would hate for them to abandon a package at the front door of my post office building during a late at night delivery.
I checked online and found the following information.https://postalpro.usps.com/mailing/...itivepoboxes
The service is available at some 6400 post offices.
If anyone checks on this for their location, I'd be real interested in reading about their experience.