There are no streets or even named roads that UPS / FedEx recognizes here. Well the roads have names, but they won’t accept Flat Nose Henry Road, Sockeye Trail, etc. But then it really doesn’t matter as the price UPS charges for “ground delivery” to a roadless area is stunningly ridiculous.
Amazon and some of the larger online outfits have an agreement with UPS / FedEx – sometimes they will ship items as far as Anchorage and then turn the parcel over to the USPS for delivery to our PO Box. But some/many retailers refuse to ship to a PO Box – heck a lot retailers refuse to ship to AK (or other foreign places : -).
It’s sometimes frustrating, but then it’s not a bad price to pay for living here.
Shopping online when living in the Bush is interesting – a couple years ago we bought an outboard from a retailer in Tennessee that promised free shipping. They freaked when they saw what it would actually cost to get the thing to 99613 : -) : -) They wanted to cancel the deal – we wanted the deal and were holding them to their advertised word. But in the end we all arrived at a compromise. They shipped for free to Anchorage and delivered to an air freight outfit – we paid the tab to fly it in from the City. Even paying the air freight, we still got a bargain.
Right now we are putting together our spring grocery order – we’ll order our supplies from Seattle, they’ll be shipped by ocean going barge and so long as the barge doesn’t sink, we’ll have our stuff around the 10th of June.