November 17, 2022

What are the benefits of a virtual mailing address?

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In the age of remote work, you might think you can get by without a mailing address. But for small businesses, having a mailing address in the US confers many benefits that may lead to your success in the long run. 

If you don’t live in the US, or you don’t want to use your primary residence as your business address, consider setting up a virtual mailing address with Firstbase. Our new Mailroom product enables small businesses to receive mail at a US address of their choice. The best part? You don’t have to be there in person. 

Not sure if a virtual address is the right step for your business? Here are three reasons why you should have one. 

1. Create trust with potential customers and investors

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. Receive physical correspondence

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. Help your business run smoothly

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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