484 Lake Park Avenue

Oakland, CA

Private Mailbox

Oakland's Oldest Private Mailbox & General Store

Our general hours are:

Monday - Friday: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-3pm


We look forward to assisting you with your needs.


Our services include the following: Private Mailbox Rentals, FedEx, UPS, DHL, Notary Public, Packing, Shipping, Faxing (sending and receiving), Passport Photos, Photocopy / copies, Key Duplication, Packaging / Packing supplies, Boxes, Envelopes, Lottery tickets, Computer and Internet, Printing, Giftwrap, Greeting Cards, Phone cards, Laminating, Stationery and Fingerprinting. Specifics below:

Mail Check: You can call to check for immportant or urgent mail. No sense in making an unncessary trip. Please allow us until at least 2:30pm to sort the mail before you call.

Mail Holding and Forwarding: If you are a frequent traveler, planning an extended vacation or moving, we will hold your mail or forward it to your new address. The cost for forwarding is $3 per mailing plus forwarding postage. There will be a deposit required. Your mailbox account must be opened and in good standing.

Notary Public: The Private Mailbox and General Store provides Notary Public services for you. The cost for this service is $10 per signature. Please call in advance to verify that the notary is available.

Photocopy Service: The Private Mailbox and General Store provides our customers with copier service at a cost of 15 cents per copy.

Passport Photos: The Private Mailbox and General Store provides two 2" x 2" U.S. Passport photos at a cost of $10.

Fax - Sending and Receiving: The Private Mailbox and General Store will send and receive your faces for you. Outgoing faces are $2 for the first page and $1.25 for any additional pages. International faxes are $5 per page. Incoming faces are $1 per page. To use this service, please have your clients or associates fax you at 510 832 0847, then come to The Private Mailbox and General Store to retrieve your fax.

Wrapping / Packaging / Shipping: The Private Mailbox and General Store ships all your packages via UPS or FedEx. We specialize in packing fragile, previously and awkwardly-shaped items. We also provide a wide range of shipping materials for self packing such as boxes, tubes, padded envelopes, packing tape, tape guns, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.

Fingerprinting Services: The Private Mailbox and General  Store provides fingerprinting services at a cost of $25 per card.

Gift Wrapping / Greeting Cards / Other Services: The Private Mailbox and General Store provides gift wrapping and greeting cards for all occasions. We also have phone cards, lottery tickets, lamination services, Wi-Fi, computer and internet, key cutting and much more. Come by to see what we have to offer you.