It is safe to say that we are seeing a huge shift in businesses using more virtual services to keep their costs down. This includes virtual assistants, virtual offices and virtual phone services to name just a few. Have you considered, or even heard of, a virtual mailbox? Today we are going to take a look at the benefits of a virtual mailbox. We will explore how this could help to save your business time and money.
What Is A Virtual Mailbox?
A virtual mailbox is a service that allows you to receive, read, forward or discard mail remotely. You could be anywhere in the world, and still be able to manage your mail efficiently. This is a service that many virtual offices provide, and here at Venture Offices, we offer this as standard within all our packages.
Setting your business up with a virtual address will really help to enhance your credibility on a local level. It also means that you can keep your personal home address out of the public domain. This is a great way to keep your private address private. Another benefit of having a virtual business address is it will help to instil trust with your customers. If they can see that you are operating out of a reputable office space. This always looks a lot more professional than someone who is working out of their spare bedroom.
Now you may be thinking that surely a post office box would surely be just as effective as a virtual mailbox. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case as post office addresses come with some limitations, making them unsuitable for businesses. They aren’t sufficient for licensing, and in addition, they also don’t accept deliveries from certain couriers either.
The Freedom Is Yours
With a virtual mailbox is that you can decide exactly how you would like each item of mail to be handled. You could choose to have them opened, scanned and sent to you. Alternatively for the more confidential items, you can request these to be forwarded without being fully opened.
Virtual mailboxes are a great time-saver as any important mail that your virtual business address receives is stored digitally. This means that you will no longer have endless stacks of paper mail building up. Your mail will be organised by a virtual office team for you.
Where To Get A Virtual Mailbox
Any virtual office provider will be able to give you access to a virtual mailbox. The great thing about virtual offices is that they also provide a wide range of additional services to help your business. From telephone answering, to message forwarding and receptionist services, a virtual business address will save you lots of money in comparison to renting your own office and hiring your own administrative team.
If you would like more information about virtual mailboxes, or any of the virtual office services we provide here at Venture Offices please contact us today.