3 Reasons Your Business Should Use a Virtual Mailbox

We still find it quite staggering the number of people who don’t know what a virtual mailbox is, let alone how to go about finding one. In the age of home workers, telecommuting and super fast delivery, we are finding more and more people looking for a service like a virtual mailbox to fulfil their business needs. The problem is, they don’t realise it already exists. So today we’re going to give you the lowdown on virtual mailboxes, along with 3 top reasons your business should use one.


What Is A Virtual Mailbox?


In essence, a virtual mailbox is similar to a post box in a block of flats. A little communal cubby that you can have post and deliveries sent to. At Blue Box Storage, we offer businesses a virtual mailbox service at highly competitive rates. This means that you can have your post sent to us, deliveries directed here and more, without having to disclose your home address to the general public. You have your own key – no one else does – and you can come and go to collect your mail at a time that suits you. You can even negotiate an agreement with us for bigger orders or regularly recurring deliveries, so you don’t have to worry about vans turning up at your house. You can find many providers of virtual mailboxes across the country, but because we are a self-storage facility as well, we have the capacity to not only take in your deliveries and mail, but store them for you too.


  1. Protect Your Home Address


Over the last year or so, there has been an enormous spike in the number of businesses being operated from a home address. The rise in freelancers and self employed business owners has soared, as has their ability to work flexibly from their own homes. And why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of that? If your business can operate from home, you are saving a small fortune in overheads. But that does leave you a small problems. Your business address (and therefore your home address) will be publicly available. You will need to put it on application forms, submit it to companies house and have it stored with all sorts of different businesses – which you may not want. But with a virtual mailbox, you can use it as your address and keep the location of your home hidden. This serves to protect you, your loved ones and your valuables from unwanted mail, phone calls and even angry customers who might come knocking on your door.


Lends Your Business Credibility


Unfortunately, despite that jump in home working rates, we still live in an age of assumptions. And using a home address for a business doesn’t look overly professional. It can be very hard to gain trust from potential clients or even suppliers if something about your business looks a little off, and unfortunately, using a home address is one of those things that can cast doubt on your credibility and your long term survival. By using a virtual address and mailbox, you can give your small business a professional boost and increase the trust in your business.


Save Money


Virtual mailboxes are an incredibly popular option with home workers and small business owners, mainly because they offer a cost effective solution to renting out an office space. If your work can be done from your sofa, but you need the credibility and privacy of an officially office address, a virtual mailbox is the perfect in-between solution. There’s no need to spend money on renting an office, paying for utilities or extra insurances. You can simply bypass all of that cost in exchange for a simple, low cost monthly payment.


At Blue Box Storage, we operate virtual mailboxes from all of our UK branches. Our pricing varies depending on location, mailbox size and any extra requirements, but our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you out. For more information, or to get a quote for your virtual mailbox, just get in touch with us today.


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