A lot of people buy through Amazon.com, but when you're living and traveling in your RV it's not always that easy to order and be able to list a delivery address.
Sure, a lot of campgrounds will allow you to have packages delivered...but what do you do when you don't stay at very many campgrounds?
Well I found out yesterday that there is a way! At least for most items.
When I was trying to figure this out, the first thing that made the most sense was to use General Delivery and have the item shipped to the post office in the next town where you plan on being in a couple of days. Well that works well for packages that are sent through the postal system.
However, when you place an order through Amazon, the system doesn't allow you to specify which shipping medium is used. It could be the postal service, or it could be UPS or some other courier service.
Here's what it says in the FAQ section of the Amazon.com website...
The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver to some addresses. If you also have a PO Box address, it's best to use that address for your Amazon.com orders. All orders with "PO BOX" in the address are automatically shipped via U.S. Mail.
If a post office box address was entered in a format our system does not recognize, the package may be shipped through a carrier that cannot deliver to a post office box. To ensure that such packages are routed through the proper carriers, please enter the box number as "PO BOX" followed by the number.
The only time this won't work is when the item is too large for USPS postal standards. That would be any item over 108 inches in circumference, or over 70 lbs.
So, when you want to have something shipped while you're on the road, find the address of a small town postal station and have it sent General Delivery for pickup at that station. The post office is obligated to hold it for you for 30 days.
Here's an example of how it should be addressed...
PO BOX General Delivery
(The add on zip code -9999 must be used for general delivery.)
So now, you can shop to your heart's content!
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