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Posted On: Sat, 04/11/2020 - 14:02

PO Box – a thing of the past?

Historically PO Boxes were physically housed in post offices up and down the country, soon these were offered by businesses as a way of competing with the post office.  A PO Box would allow the user to utilise a specific address (including the words PO Box) to an address controlled by the post office – the post office would then hold onto to the mail for collection.

Over time the PO Box has evolved with additional options such as forwarding to a different address along with the usual collection – this enabled a business to have a PO Box in one city but be based in another.  This worked well for a lot of mail order businesses who often couldn’t manage or handle the possible volume of inbound mail and who perhaps didn’t have an address they wanted to advertise (it’s a fact that potential customers reviewing a company will look at the location prior to making certain purchases – this isn’t always the case but consider public perception of your company and how that might allow you to increase prices and secure more sales).  The key challenge with PO Boxes was that the word PO Box was required – for those customers that know they immediately identified this company as possible not being in a permanent location.

Number8 PO Box Service

Number8 provides our version of a PO Box without the drawbacks, we provide you with an address at our prestigious location without the need to use PO Box in the address.  You can use our address (subject to which service you purchase) for your business – website, companies house and business cards for example.  On receipt of mail and at no extra cost we can hold onto the mail for collection or scan/email the post on receipt – optionally we can forward the mail to a confirmed address for the business/directors.

Our current charges for a registered business address are £99.98 + VAT per annum per company – with no extra charges (unless you ask us to forward post on) – if you wish to add a director address service (so you can receive email addressed to a director/individual at your company using our address) then this is only £99.98 + VAT per annum per director.  Our virtual office service is a package that provides 1 registered office address and upto 2 directors per annum for the low cost of £199.98 + VAT.

So whether you are looking for a PO Box or a clever way of processing your inbound post (after all we digitise your mail to enable you to easily store/provide to your accountant/bookkeeper) don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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