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Receiving packages

You can receive packages through your mail forwarding service, although this results in paying two shipping fees.

shipping lockers

Amazon will ship to an Amazon locker.1)

It may be easier to use google searches to find Amazon lockers. See sticky-bit's post google maps is a better interface for the nomad reddit post.

ship to store

Many chain retail stores offer "free ship to store" (transfer, actually) to a branch near you. It may be also be called order pickup, in-store pickup, free pickup, etc. Payment is done on the website and the customer shows ID (Drivers License, credit card used in the order) to pick up the bundle when they arrive.

Examples:

  • Bass Pro2)
  • Home Depot3)
  • Sears4)
  • Staples5)
  • Target6)
  • Tractor Supply7)
  • True Value hardware8)
  • Walgreen's9)
  • Walmart10)

USPS General Delivery

If the local Post Office agrees (ask the postmaster first), you may be able to send your package there as General Delivery. USPS offers GD as a service to transients.11).

Once received, the package will not be held longer than 30 days12), and 14 days is a common limit.

The mailing address will be something like:

Joe Walkabout
General Delivery
Sometown, ID 12345-9999

with the -9999 suffix indicating General Delivery.13) Be sure to ask if the postmaster has any special address or other instructions.

Caveats:

  • UPS/FedEx/etc may delivery to the USPS if the post office's street address is included.
  • tracking may not be complete – general delivery shipments may show “out for delivery” in the post office's city as the last step.

local mail services

Local services like UPS stores may accept packages for a fee.14)

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