Using My Home Address for Customers

HFulton280HFulton280 Posts: 4subscriber Member
Heya!

To jump to the point, basically, I don't feel wholly comfortable with giving out my home address for business purposes, is there a service that can help me by giving me an address or something?

All help welcome!

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  • Ryan O'BlenessRyan O'Bleness Birmingham, Mich. Posts: 1,024administrator Site Admin
    edited June 2017
    Hello, @HFulton280

    What you may also want to consider is getting a USPS P.O. Box for your business. This is probably the easiest thing to do. That way there is a physical address for clients, customers, etc. to send you things, while allowing you to keep your home address private. 

    It's pretty simple to do, as you can set it up online and select the closest location to you. There are various sizes to choose from. You have to pay a semi-annual (every 6 months) fee, I believe, but it's affordable (prices vary by size and location): https://www.usps.com/manage/po-boxes.htm 

    You can also get an actual business address (street address and all), not just a P.O. Box, with UPS: https://www.theupsstore.com/mailboxes/business-mailboxes

    In terms of other businesses offering this as a service, I'm not too familiar, but do your due diligence because I'm sure they're out there. 

    Sounds like UPS is a good option, though, since it includes a street address and looks more credible. 
    Ryan O'Bleness
    Community Manager
    StartupNation, LLC
  • HFulton280HFulton280 Posts: 4subscriber Member
    Heya,

    Thanks for this, I will definitely look into these ones - I've heard about UPS they seem reliable!

    Are these available in the UK? I am UK based, didn't realise this was a US-based forum when I signed up - my bad!

    I have been doing a bit of digging and found this company who provide what I'm looking for I think (http://www.msoworkspace.com/birmingham-brindley-place/) and it's just by my house so it seems ideal, but I'm still not sure?

    Is this what I should be looking for, or should I go for something else?
  • Ryan O'BlenessRyan O'Bleness Birmingham, Mich. Posts: 1,024administrator Site Admin
    edited June 2017
    Ahh, 

    Sorry about that. StartupNatiuon is a U.S.-based company, however, our community is open to all! 

    That said, I don't know too much about the UPS in the U.K., I do know they do have operations there, though:
     https://www.ups.com/content/corp/worldwide/europe/united_kingdom.html 

    Does your postal service offer P.O./mail boxes for business? 

    I would set up a phone call or meeting with that company, get all the details, do your due diligence and make sure it is a reliable, legitimate business that can provide the service you need. It looks legitimate on the surface, and I'm sure it is, but you should make sure you have all of your ducks in a row, so to speak, before committing to them. 

    Ryan O'Bleness
    Community Manager
    StartupNation, LLC
  • HFulton280HFulton280 Posts: 4subscriber Member
    That's really helpful, thank you so much!

    I should have looked up the origin of this forum before I joined, but I'm so glad you could still help me with my problem!
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