Shop. Pack. Post. Ship.

We can ship that!
We've got brown in Next-Day Air, 3-Day or Ground.
Whatever it takes.
Shipping Internationally is a snap with DHL.
See what people are saying about us!

“Your expert shipping center.

M-F 9-6pm, Sat 10-3”


What people are saying.
I’ve never been disappointed. Always friendly & helpful.  (June 2017)
Laurie J.
Helpful, friendly and fast. Thanks! (June 2017)
Louise T.
Probably my best Passport Photo experience. Low key, super competent, doubled checked my app for completeness… I’ll use this as my go-to in future. – Tegan C.
September 15, 2016
Quality and consistency. (June 2017)
Paul L.
You are always helpful and friendly. Can’t wait for the hot cider! thank you!
October 13, 2015
You guys have gone above and beyond… when you packaged up a family heirloom clock to ship to my sister (a clockmaker). She was very impressed with the high quality of your pack job! Thanks. – Oren L.
September 18, 2015
The Mailbox is the best place around to have a local P. O. box, or to ship a package. They are very reasonable with their rates and handling. (February 2017)
Matthew M.
Fast, Friendly, efficient!
October 19, 2015
I appreciate you trying to get our things shipped in the most efficient and cost effective way. Thank you.
October 14, 2015
I made a huge mistake in the timing of something I needed to do there, a mistake to the point of tears, and they fixed it… with a smile. Thank you again.Really. (July 2016)
Meg P.

About Us

Your expert shipping center.

Mailbox Rental

Professional & Secure

Package Acceptance from private carriers: UPS, FedEx, DHL, Courier Vacation Hold. Enjoy your travels knowing your mail is safe. Email Notification when tracked packages arrive.

Office Services

They're all here.

Certified shredding | Copying| Scan to file/email | Print from USB drive | Business cards | Faxing | Laminating and binding | Rubber stamps | Passport photos | Notary Services



It's what we do. Your full service packaging and shipping center. The Mailbox specializes in UPS, FedEx, DHL and the United States Postal Service as well as freight services (LTL, FTL).

Passport Photos

Be ready for travel.

If you're traveling abroad, The Mailbox Ballard is the perfect place to get your US passport photo. Photos only. The Mailbox does NOT process or provide passport documentation.


Important updates to note...


According to Seattle Public Utilities Bubble wrap can now go in your curbside recycling bin…

“Bubble wrap can go in your recycle cart. Bundle it together in a plastic grocery bag and place it in your cart. Bubble envelopes cannot be recycled and must go in the garbage.”

For more information about other packing materials and garbage collection, visit their website here.

Whenever possible we accept materials we can reuse, however at times we reach capacity. Please call ahead (206-789-7007) to find out what materials we are accepting at this time.

We never accept corrugated boxes for recycling. 


  • Duct Tape: Not for Cardboard.

    Do not use Duct tape on cardboardDuct Tape is designed to work on metal ducts, is used frequently by the space program and was originally designed to be used on ammunition cases for the military. As seen here, it fails terribly on cardboard. This box is a return drop off and as it was waiting to be staged, the duct tape, with the help of gravity, fell right off. (We quickly remedied the issue.) You can expect similar results when using masking tape, painters tape, scotch tape etc.. Shipping tape is the only reliable choice to ensure you packages, their contents and their labels arrive as intended on the receiving end. We sell rolls and tape guns for your next round of online shopping/drop off needs.

  • NEW! Art sets from Papaya… make a perfect gift

    Come in and see our new stock of art supplies!

    Art Sets

  • July 4th Weekend Hours Notice


    July 1 Saturday – Closing early at 1pm!

    July 2 Sunday – Closed

    July 3 Monday – Closed!

    July 4 Tuesday –   Closed!

    We will be open again for regular hours on

    July 5 Wednesday – 9am to 6pm

    Have a safe and happy Independence Day!



Get in Touch!

Address // 2400 NW 80th Street – Seattle WA 98117-4449
Telephone // (206) 789-7007
Fax // (206) 789-5093

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