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Is there a service (obviously paid) in which you can ship containers to specific address and the will be indexed and stored in a facility.

Then ideally when you need the containers you give them your address and they will attempt to expedite them to you as fast as possible?

Ideally such a service could be based around some of the large airports in the US (similar to Amazon's distributions centers) so you could get 1-2 day delivery speeds.

Now some may argue that his doesn't relate to travel, but imagine how convenient it would be to log onto either a website or dial a phone and get your goods (or replacement goods) with in a couple days. Perfect if you lose your goods while traveling.

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How will you know what goods will be lost in advance to store them? doesn't make sense to me. –  user1712 Jul 27 '13 at 2:29
    
@HaLaBi Well most people have a laptop, some clothes, a cell phone and couple other goods. I intentionally made the question pretty vague so that it is up for interpretation. No matter how prepared you might be I think the service could be useful. –  Liam William Jul 27 '13 at 2:30
    
So, you take one laptop with you, and buy another one to store it so if you lost the one you have you call a number to get it shipped to you?? why wouldn't you buy another one directly and save a lot of the fees and the shipping?? –  user1712 Jul 27 '13 at 2:32
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If you mean a package rather than a container, there is always poste restante. –  choster Jul 27 '13 at 2:35
    
@HaLaBi Some people are quiet particular with the laptops they use. ;) For example I new a guy that only use Thinkpads(with pointing sticks). Not always the easiest thing to get a hold off when you are traveling. –  Liam William Jul 27 '13 at 2:50
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Some self-storage places, and mailbox services, offer this type of service. However, they are rarely geared up to handle delivery to multiple countries, so are of limited use for travel.

Examples for smaller packages include Storage by Mail and Ship 2 Storage. For larger amounts up to house size there's people like Flexistore (UK), uBox and Pods.

Probably the best way is to leave the packages with a relative or friend, and get them to ship them to you if needed. Alternatively, a local mailbox and shipping place in your home country could be another option, if they're flexible enough to just keep a few boxes in the back room and ship them to you worldwide on demand.

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