16 August, 2021
Mail redirection services are an extremely handy solution for many types of businesses, including for small limited companies and sole traders working from a remote location or running a business from home. However, you can easily end up paying over the odds to have your incoming post forwarded elsewhere.
At The Hoxton Mix, our versatile mail redirection systems are a popular add-on for clients already using our virtual office packages or London-based business address rental. Let’s explore some typical UK mail redirection costs for various types of services, and find out which is the cheapest way to get your important business post taken care of professionally.
To work out UK post redirection costs that meet your company’s daily needs, you’ll first have to know which remote mail handling options exist. Royal Mail offers its own business redirection service in the UK, but it’s relatively expensive; virtual mailrooms are often cheaper, and offer much greater flexibility.
While some businesses opt for a PO Box-type system, this requires frequent manual collection of your important mail from the drop-off location. If you actually want your incoming letters and parcels sent to another address through the Royal Mail, you’ll need to register for one of its full redirection services.
Prices for Royal Mail post redirection differ significantly between individuals and companies. Unless you’re a sole trader who’ll be receiving all work-related correspondence entirely under your own name, you’ll likely need to register for one of its full Business Redirection or Business Diversion services. Both are fairly costly, and your company many not be eligible for cheaper options depending on its size and type of premises:
A virtual mailroom-based service is often considerably cheaper, offering greater flexibility to decide how your incoming letters are handled on arrival. How much does it cost to redirect mail using one of The Hoxton Mix virtual office packages? As little as £0.41p per day, with plenty of handy options:
Would you prefer to take a more holistic approach to your entire remote mail-handling and digitisation setup? In that case, we’re also delighted to offer our business clients a newly expanded option in the form of The Hoxton Mix MailRoom.
MailRoom is our dedicated off-site virtual mail-handling service, designed to manage and digitise your company’s entire postal operation through a secure external processing facility. Mail sent to your virtual business address is rerouted to our processing centre, where it’s scanned and converted to high resolution, fully searchable PDF format, then sent directly to your inbox, cloud storage or internal system.
MailRoom is a comprehensive mail-handling service that provides modern businesses with numerous tangible benefits, including:
You can learn more about how our virtual MailRoom service works, and how it helps make post-handling much more efficient and cost-effective for your business, in our recent article exploring how to Fully Digitise Your Office Mail.
If you’d like to hear more about our London-based virtual office, mail redirection and hotdesking/meeting room hire services, feel free to contact us any time for a chat about your company’s day-to-day needs.