Changing Addresses the Right Way

Changing addresses the right way

Most individuals who change addresses would like their mail to follow them to the new location. The Postal Service offers both low and no cost solutions for helping customers with new arrangements. While the best and most secured method of changing a mailing address is directly through the Postal Service, other businesses have tossed their hat into the ring and are attempting to profit from a customer’s move.

Service companies have cropped up that offer to assist individuals in changing their address online. For a fee, such as $29.95 per request in one example, the company will accept change information from the customer and transmit it to the Postal Service. While some of these businesses might provide the service they tout, the fees involved are considerably more expensive than if a customer chose to file the change directly with USPS. It’s also possible that the company, completely unaffiliated with USPS, may not offer a legitimate service at all, keeping a customer’s money without keeping their service commitment.

The safest and least costly way to submit a change of address is directly through the Postal Service.

Individuals looking to change their address can do so online at the official USPS website or over the phone at 1-800-ASK-USPS. A $1 fee for each request is required for identification purposes. Customers can also choose to print their request for free at or head to their local Post Office and request a Movers Guide, also for free.

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