Whether you’re a small business owner who doesn’t want to give out a home address or you’re an influencer who travels the world, you might have considered a P.O. box. Having your mail sent to a P.O. box might sound appealing at first. However, it comes with a lot of drawbacks that might make you consider a virtual office address instead.
At Workit Spaces, we offer Sydney virtual office addresses as part of our virtual office packages. This article will go through why virtual offices are the perfect alternative to P.O. boxes, especially for growing businesses and entrepreneurs. On top of getting a physical street address, you get access to the Workit Spaces coworking facilities for a certain amount of time each month.
Register your business with a physical, Sydney street address
One of the biggest benefits of using a virtual office package is that you get a physical street address that you can use to register your business. This includes registering for an ABN or registering your business on Google Maps, Bing Maps, Apple Maps etc. Plus, having a physical street address helps to make your business look more established.
All couriers and companies deliver to virtual office addresses
Often, couriers and companies won’t deliver packages to a P.O. box address. However, virtual office packages come with a physical address. This means you can receive letters and packages without any stress. At Workit Spaces, we’ll receive all your mail and will keep it in a private letter box.
Get mail scanning, forwarding and notifications
Mail scanning, mail forwarding and mail notifications aren’t available with P.O. boxes. Fortunately, they do come with most virtual office packages, depending on what company you opt for. At Workit Spaces, we can scan your letters and email them to you. We can forward your mail to you as well as send you a notification when there’s a parcel you need to pick up.
Accept mail and parcels of different sizes
Another pitfall of P.O. boxes are the restrictions in parcel size. With a virtual office package, you can receive packages of all different sizes. In fact, if you run an eCommerce business, Workit Spaces offers the eCommerce Premium Virtual Office Package that allows you to receive pallets as well as parcels.
Virtual office with photography studio, meeting rooms and coworking desks
Though it’s not always on offer, some virtual office packages will give you access to physical spaces as well. Workit Spaces offers unique solutions that give you a set amount of hours every month to access our photography studio, meeting rooms and coworking desks. This starts at 4 hours/month and goes up to 16 hours/month.
If you’re running a business on your own and not ready for a physical space full-time, a virtual office package could be for you. For example, if you’re a photographer or stylist that needs to do a couple small shoots a month, you can use our facilities at no extra cost. Similarly, if you’re a small agency that needs a physical space to meet with clients, you have access to our meeting rooms.
Virtual offices can work out cheaper than a P.O. box
Last but definitely not least, getting a virtual office package can actually work out to be cheaper than using a P.O. box. For example, getting a Jumbo sized (275mm x 270mm) P.O. box with Australia Post will cost you about $84/month in high demand locations. On the other hand, Workit Spaces virtual office solutions start at only $65/month + GST.
Virtual offices can be beneficial for a range of people. For example, social media influencers, small businesses, freelancers and eCommerce startups. Rather than paying for a space that you won’t use all the time, you can get a premium, physical street address and access our coworking facilities in Alexandria only when you need to.