It may have taken a while, but you’re finally here. You’ve gotten to the point where your business is ready to take the next step into the ranks of professional companies. It’s time for your company to get a commercial address.
A commercial address adds a whole new level of professionalism to your brand image, not to mention an extra layer of privacy and security. If you’ve been using a personal address up until this point, then your eyes will be opened by the usefulness of the world that a commercial mailing address for your business opens up.
In this article, we’ll go through a few of the most common ways for your business to get and use a commercial address.
Virtual Mailbox Service
One way to get a commercial address that many business owners may not have heard of is to use a virtual mailbox service. With this type of service, you get an address that your employees, customers, or whoever can send mail to. The owners of this service will then scan pictures of your mail and send them to you.
You can decide whether or not you want this mail to be opened by them. If you decide so, then they will open the mail and scan the contents to you. The information they see will be protected by a non-disclosure agreement.
For anything sensitive that you want to open in person, you can either go down to the address to pick up the mail or you can have them forward it to your personal address. This is a great option that affords much flexibility.
Private Mailbox Store
A private mailbox store essentially works like a PO box. The only major difference is that it accepts mail from all carriers, not just USPS (check USPS postage meters here).
You are essentially renting a mailbox and will have to check it regularly. You also won’t have the luxury of having people scan your mail and send it to you. However, if you need extra privacy, then this option may be ideal for you.
A co-working space is another great option for a commercial business address. you can rent a table or section for your company in an office building where all the other occupants are doing the same. This space will come along with a physical address you can have things mailed to.
Last but not least, you can go with the commercial office route. The only downside here is that you will have the significant overhead of renting office space as well as any utilities and upkeep that you may require.
Commercial Addresses Made Simple
There you have it — now that you know how to get a commercial address, all that remains is for you to decide which commercial address route you want to take. Let us know which of these options you’ll be picking in the comments below!
For more business advice, be sure to take some time to check out the rest of the website!