Why Hate Earth Class Mail??

If you’re researching Mail Forwarding Companies, and more specifically Earth Class Mail you may come across some posts that say I Hate Earth Class Mail, or I hate Earth Class Mails price hikes, etc. But remember, you are “researching” so do a complete review of the comments so you don’t get buyer’s remorse if you’ve already signed up.

Here’s what we found in our Earth Class Mail Review:

Earth Class Mail Complaint #1 – Sign Up Process
One person put in a complaint in this area because he wanted his mail forwarding request to be handled IMMEDIATELY!  But that’s not how it works. Every piece of information we read about Earth Class Mail stated that you have to change your address through the post office and then the mail is forwarded to the Mail Forwarding Service address that you have selected.  That might take about a week – maybe less.

This service is not something you turn on and off whenever you go on vacation; it should be more permanent than that so think about that before you sign up.

Earth Class Mail Complaint #2 – Check Cashing
As with any service, the more you want them to do, the more it will cost you.  If check cashing is important to you, then you’ll need to sign up for a Premium Account with Earth Class Mail. Most people these days have their paychecks automatically deposited in their accounts, so it’s not as big a deal as it used to be. You could also have the check manually forwarded to you from the company; the choice is yours.

Earth Class Mail Complaint #3 – Price Hikes
Yes, Earth Class Mail did start out being a little cheaper. Since then they have raised their prices, but so have the others. They might have all started out at $9.95 but if you can get that now, make sure you are still getting the mail scanning service, virtual address selection, and a mail forwarding service in case you need anything actually forwarded to you.

Earth Class Mail starts out at $15.95 for the most basic scanning and forwarding service and goes up from there – if you want the option of having the inside of the envelope scanned, it is $19.95/month. There is one other company that offers mail scanning, online viewing and mail forwarding starting at $14.95 a month. You can review services and options of both of these companies on our site here:

Earth Class Mail vs. Mailbox Forwarding Company

My advice to you is to know what you’re getting before you sign up. The Mail Forwarding Service has been around for about five years now and most of them have perfected the process – but they still have various prices for different options and virtual address availability. You can also view what virtual mail addressesare available here:

Virtual Address Availability for Virtual Mailbox Service

So why hate Earth Class Mail? I don’t know. What we do know is that the first complaints were noted in September 2008, and the price hike took place in August, 2010. There haven’t been any complaints since then, so we feel like all is well with Earth Class Mail.


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