Scanning and electronic documents have completely replaced faxing.
However, there may be times when you need to fax a document to a business or private party, or even make copies.
There is a wide range of businesses that provide fax services to the general public as well as customers and members.
While services vary depending on the type of business or place, many of the places listed below have at least one location that provides fax services.
1. Office Depot/Office Max
Local Office Depot (and Office Max – now Office Depot in many states) locations across the country will fax items if you stop in and visit their customer service counter.
Prices may vary depending on your state or location, but Office Depot charges the following in my state:
(a)$1.49 to fax one page locally ($1.29 each for additional pages)
(b)$1.99 to fax one page nationally ($1.79 each for additional pages)
(c)$7.99 to fax one page internationally ($3.99 each for additional pages)
Again, costs at your local Office Depot may differ, so I recommend calling or stopping in to check prices before you fax, and to ensure that your local Office Depot provides this service.
FedEx locations, which in many states have also purchased Kinkos locations, frequently offer fax services as well. Most stores allow you to send and receive faxes that are either local, domestic, or international in nature.
Prices for faxing at FedEx at my local stores are as follows:
(a)$1.89 to fax one page locally ($1.59 each for additional pages)
(b)$2.49 to fax one page nationally ($2.19 each for additional pages)
(c)$5.99 to fax one page internationally ($3.99 each for additional pages)
FedEx includes a complimentary cover page with your order and will also provide you with a printed fax confirmation sheet.
The addition of a cover sheet is a welcome security measure. Remember to check with your local FedEx/Kinkos location for the most up-to-date pricing and fax services.
3. UPS Store
UPS (United Parcel Service; the guys with the big brown trucks) has over 4600 store locations around the world, and many of them offer fax services.
Fax prices at UPS stores in the United States are as follows:
(a)$1.00 to fax one page locally ($1.00 each for additional pages)
(b)$2.00 to fax one page nationally ($1.00 each for additional pages)
(c)$3.00 to fax one page internationally ($3.00 each for additional pages)
It’s worth mentioning that the prices UPS charges – at least in my area – are significantly lower than the prices charged by the other stores we’ve featured thus far.
Because UPS stores are just as simple to find in many cities as FedEx or Office Depot stores, you may want to do your faxing at UPS if you need to fax things on a daily basis.
As of this writing, Staples has over 300 store locations.
Staples places in my area are currently charging the following prices:
(a)$1.79 to fax one page locally ($1.59 each for additional pages)
(b)$2.39 to fax one page nationally ($2.19 each for additional pages)
(c)$5.99 to fax one page internationally ($3.99 each for additional pages)
It should be noted that Staples has stores in both Canada and the United States.
HyVee is a national chain grocery store with approximately 250 locations in eight Midwestern states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
The first page of faxing costs about $1 at a HyVee near me, and additional pages cost about $0.50. Please keep in mind that this price is only demonstrative of one location and that stores closer to you may charge more or less.
Furthermore, the HyVee website does not specify whether this price includes national and international faxes or only local faxes.
HyVee’s fax information is a little hazy on their website, so I’d call ahead to your local store to confirm whether or not they offer fax services and how much they charge for those services before you go.
It’s also a good idea to consider if your fax is national or international fax, as prices may be maximum than for local faxes.
6. Your Local Bank or Credit Union
Many – if not most – banks and credit unions offer fax services, which are frequently free to customers.
Although your bank or credit union may not explicitly state that they provide fax services to customers, it never hurts to inquire, especially if it means you can fax your documents for free as a member of the financial institution.
If you are not a member of the local bank that provides fax services, ask if they will fax for free or for a small fee anyway.
7. AAA Travel and Auto Club
If you are a representative of the AAA Auto Club, you may be able to fax documents for free by visiting one of their local office locations.
AAA is amazing for being there if your car breaks down on the side of the road, but they also provide a multitude of other services to members.
These include travel services, store and business discounts, and banking and community services such as fax services.
Faxing is free of cost for AAA members at most office locations and is only available to members.
If you are not already a member of AAA, you can join and receive the benefits of their roadside assistance as well as the ability to fax documents for free.
You don’t have to go into an office to enter AAA; simply call their customer service number at the number listed.
8. Postal Annex
Postal Annex (also known as Annex Brands, Inc.) is a company that offers comprehensive shipping and business services to customers throughout the United States.
They have hundreds of stores across the United States, which include locations in California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and other states.
According to their official site, their store locations do provide fax services, and they assure to let you use their fax number and keep any faxes received at their store locations in a secure location until you come to claim them.
The cost of faxing at a Postal Annex store varies by location, but you should expect to pay between $1 and $2 per page.
For more information on pricing and availability, please visit or call your local store location.
9. Pilot Flying J
Pilot Flying J is a travel center chain that operates over 750 locations in the United States and a few in Canada.
The company provides roadside assistance, food, and fuel locations while on the road, and many centers have business services such as Western Union, check cashing, coin exchange, and yes, fax services.
Prices for faxing and faxing affordability may differ depending on the location, but in general, fax services will cost you around $2 per page. If you’re on the road and need fax services, this is a great option.
10. Your Local Library
Although not all public libraries offer fax services, you may locate that yours does. Call or visit to find out if they provide fax services and how much they charge for them.
11. Various Hotel Chains
Almost all larger chain hotel companies provide fax services to guests, just as many hotels give free wi-fi and computer use.
Whether their fax machine is in a business center that is authorized specifically for guests or in a private office for employees, most hotel employees would probably permit you to fax something if need be.
Now, the hotel may not provide fax services to those who are not staying as guests, but it never hurts to ask.
As a non-guest, they may simply fax something for you. If they are hesitant, inquire about paying a small fee to use their fax machine.
If you are a hotel guest, you will most likely be able to fax documents as a courtesy service.
12. Local Travel Agent Offices
If a tourist is on the road and away from home, local travel agency offices will frequently allow them to fax items.
Whether or not they will let you fax for free – or at all – may rely on the travel agency’s business policy and level of customer service, but it could be an option worth considering if you are traveling and are not near your hometown.
To discover a travel agency, simply google “travel agency near me” and make sure to have the location turned to “on” so your cell phone can access nearby travel agency locations.
13. Online Fax Software and Fax Apps
With today’s technology, you can also use online fax software or fax apps directly from your PC or another device.
Here are some products that you might find useful if you have items to fax:
EFax is one of the most convenient ways to send a fax. A fax can be sent from a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
It costs $16.95 per month for up to 150 faxed pages, plus a $10 setup fee.
If you fax items on a daily basis for your small business or personal reasons, Ring Central offers a separate fax software program.
Ring Central will set you up with fax services from your PC (via your email address) or mobile device for as little as $12.99 per month (for 750 faxed pages).
Metro Fax offers a plan similar to Ring Central that starts at $7.95 per month. The $7.95 monthly plan permits you to send/receive a total of 500 pages per month, though pricing varies by region.
You can send faxes from your email or mobile device, just like you can with Ring Central. There are no contracts with Metro Fax, which is nice in case you require to do some faxing during short-term time periods.
If you sign up for Hello Fax’s free plan, you can fax from your PC or mobile device for free. The free plan allows you to fax a maximum of 5 pages. Not five pages per month, but only five pages. However, it is free.
If you need to fax items on a daily basis, they also have other plans starting at $9.99 per month (this plan permits you to send/receive a total of 300 pages).
My Fax is another fax software company that offers fax plans beginning at $10 per month for sending and receiving 100 pages.