How to Manage Mail and Packages While You’re Nomading

Digital nomad mail and packages

This is chapter 10 of an 18-part series about digital nomading and location independence. To see all of the other chapters, click here!

Receiving Mail

If you’re trying to get stuff delivered, you can either:

  • Order from Amazon US and then they’ll ship to anywhere in the world, or
  • Order from a local e-commerce store.

For example, when I was in Fuerteventura, I ordered from a website called guanxe.com which is like the local Amazon or Lazada.

So it depends on where you are. If you can, try to order locally. If you can’t, order from Amazon US.

And you still can’t do that, you can use something like MyUS where you order from US stores, they ship to MyUS, and then MyUS will ship it to you. Beyond that, you can just ship to your home address and wait until you get back.

Sending Mail

There are virtual mail services out there that allow you to set up a physical address where you can have mail sent to you.

You can use it to receive mail, bills, payments, legal documents, and even packages. With a virtual mail service, you’ll also be able to read your mail online, send packages, or dispose of mail you’ve already read.

Cam Woodsum
I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.