14 September, 2021
There are a number of reasons why a business may not want to use their physical address as their mailing address. Similarly, they may not be able to use this address due to location or lack of facilities.
If an alternate address is needed to be used on correspondence and marketing material, and allow for post to be sent, there is an option available - a virtual mailing address.
A virtual mailing address is an address you display to the world, allowing you to receive post while keeping your personal or other addresses private.
A virtual mailing address has a team that will receive and collate your mail, then forward it to the address of your choice. There is also a scanning option available, which means all your important mail is opened, scanned, and then forwarded via email - so you get a digital copy of your post the same day it’s received,
There may be a number of reasons why you or your business want to use a virtual address:
A virtual mailing address not only allows you or your business to receive mail, but gives your business an extra level of professionalism with an official business address. With Hoxton Mix, our UK mailing addresses are based in Shoreditch, right in the heart of London.
You can register your virtual mailing address with Companies House, who will make the information public on their website. You’re also able to include the address on any materials your business produces, such as invoices, business cards, and your website.
Virtual office forwarding removes the hassle of checking through piles of mail. The day your post is received it is collated, opened, sorted, and forwarded on to the address you’ve chosen. It will be sent the same day it’s received, meaning there’s no delay. Even small packages can be sent and forwarded - basically anything big enough to fit through your letterbox.
Yes, if you run a small business, your business will be able to operate without using a virtual mailing address. However, you will need to allow extra time to do admin tasks such as mail sorting, and be prepared for clients and customers to know either your home address, or the location where you undertake business.
Virtual mailrooms cut down on avoidable expenses by:
Companies House requires all limited companies to register a business address, where all correspondence from them and HMRC will be sent. Unfortunately, this can’t be a PO Box. Companies House does allow you to register your home address, however this isn’t ideal as it will make your home address public on their website. A virtual mailing address in the UK is a great alternative to this.
Virtual office services also offer meeting room spaces you can rent, allowing you a professional workspace to meet clients or team members in a physical space.
Reputable virtual address services won’t tie you into a contract, and should you decide to move or no longer run the business, you’re free to cancel.
It can take as little as ten minutes to register for a UK virtual mailing address. With Hoxton Mix, all you need is proof of ID, proof of address, and a payment card.
Once set up, you’re free to use your virtual address as you or your business requires.
Virtual offices are there to make it easier for you to run your business. That means there are so many additional services available to you, including:
Each service you take advantage of is one less awkward admin task you need to manage.
If you have your ID, your method of payment, and 10 minutes, then you have everything you need to begin setting up your virtual mailing address. Hoxton Mix can provide you with virtual office and mailroom services today.