May 7, 2024

3 Benefits of a Virtual Mailing Address

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Many successful businesses have started in the founder's home, but that doesn't mean they should stay there forever. Having a dedicated business location comes with a variety of key benefits for your operations. A virtual mailing address is the easiest and most affordable way to make this happen.

In this article, we'll explain what a virtual mailing address is and how it can help you achieve your business goals. Get Firstbase Mailroom today to set up your virtual mailing address and take the next step forward for your business.

What Is a Virtual Mailing Address?

In short, a virtual mailing address is a location where you can receive mail without being physically present. Your customers, suppliers, and business partners don't care if you're there or not — just if you're getting their communication.

Features vary from one virtual mail service to another, but you should always be able to read incoming mail online. Firstbase Mailroom offers additional functionality including shredding, shipping, and even sending digital documents through the mail by converting PDFs.

3 Benefits of a Virtual Mailing Address

1. Build Trust

Using a US street address for your business, instead of your residential address, gives your potential customers and investors a good impression. In contrast, a home address conjures up images of a basement operation, not something that a sophisticated investor would consider putting their funds behind. 

From another angle, a recent survey found that nearly 83% of Americans would rather shop locally than from a large corporation. Even if you aren’t a business based in the US, having a virtual business address in the United States shows potential customers you are setting down your roots. This, in turn, creates a sense of familiarity and trust. 

2. Instantly View Incoming Mail Online

Not having a virtual business address can lead to some undue complications, as some important documentation is still sent by mail. Missing out on those legal or government documents can cause more than a headache. 

Moreover, Firstbase Mailroom allows you to receive mail without the hassle of paper. Using sophisticated document scanning technology, we send all your mail to our platform. No more paper cuts from here on out. As an added bonus, we’ll shred, forward, or trash your mail at your command. 

3. Maintain a Consistent Presence

Banks and other institutions often require — or at least strongly prefer — a business with a physical address in the US. It could be much harder to open a business bank account without a virtual business address. All of that time used up means that you have less time for working on your dream, and fewer billable hours. 

With fully remote work being more commonplace, it can be difficult to maintain a constant business address.  A virtual address allows you to move from place to place without changing your address each time. As mentioned above, you can access your mail at any time, from anywhere, with Firstbase’s intuitive platform.  This allows you to save time and energy, all while maintaining a solid impression with your clients. 

Wrapping Up

To conclude, having a virtual business address is one of the best ways to put your business's best foot forward, both with clients and potential investors. Mailroom is an affordable way to reap the benefits of a virtual business address while staying on top of all physical mail. For a simple monthly fee, you will get anytime access to a secure virtual mailbox you can review on any device. 

Instead of wasting time shredding and sorting your mail, manage mail through Firstbase at the click of a button. Let us handle the busy work so you can focus on scaling up your business.

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