Although I have been running my home-based business for several years, it was only a few months ago that I registered and opened a private mailbox for my business; and I’m so glad I did. Yes, it was a small inconvenience to redirect my mail over to a new address, but it has given me such peace of mind during all the changes we have been experiencing in our home dynamic.
Having all of my business mail now go to a mailbox means I don’t always have to be home. Delivery people are not knocking on my door when my son is home alone either. Of course, we have taught him not to open the door to strangers, and reviewed all the things he can and can’t do when he’s home alone, but knowing my business isn’t exposing him to unnecessary risk is such a relief. On top of it all, I’m not missing deliveries, which means there’s less for me to worry about, all the while making my business look bigger than it actually is.
Benefits of Having a Business Mailbox
- When you sign up for a mailbox, you get a street address with a suite number, instead of a PO Box address. A mailbox number includes a suite number, so people will think you have a traditional office space.
- Depending on where you rent your mailbox, the location staff will sign for all your deliveries. This means you don’t have to be home waiting for important packages. How often have you had to play tag with a delivery person, only to wait 24 hours to reschedule a delivery or collect anyway? Having a rented mailbox saves this hassle.
- Again, depending on where you rent your mailbox, you can collect mail at midnight if you wanted to; most locations have secured 24-hour-a-day access. So if you’re expecting an important delivery but will not be home until after the location is closed, you can opt to still access your mailbox.
- If you’re busy, you can just make a quick call to your mailbox rental location and check if your parcel has arrived before heading out and making a wasted journey.
When it comes to running your business, you can be bigger than you think you are, and renting a business mailbox helps to make that happen!
Written by Grace Moores