5 Ways To Get a Virtual Business Address (Even Without Having a U.S. Address)

Privacy can be a big issue for your business if you decide to register your business using a home address or an office address.

A virtual business address is a smart alternative. A virtual business address is a physical mailing address combined with a virtual dashboard that can be used as your legal business address.

A business address is simply the address where a business is sent mail and important documents.

If you care about your privacy, or if you don’t have a business address, you may want to use a virtual business address instead of the address of your home or business.

The prices for these services typically range from $100 to $200 per year.

In this blog I’m going to explain what a virtual business address is and I’ll suggest 5 different services that you could use to get one.

If you have questions about getting a virtual business address or need help starting your business, email me at sam@mollaeilaw.com to get started.

 

What is a Virtual Business Address?

A virtual business address is a real physical address that companies can use as their business address. This address will be sent mail and important documents relating to your business.

Virtual business addresses are a great was to protect your privacy because you won’t have to make your home address or business location public if you use one.

These services usually scan your mail and send you an email to notify you. You can either view your mails online or forward these mails to any international address anywhere you live.

 

How do I get a Virtual Business Address?

Now that you know what a virtual office is and why you might want one, let’s look at how you can set one up. There are multiple ways to get a virtual business address and multiple services to choose from but the process can be broken down into 5 easy steps:

1: Find a virtual business address solution. It’s worth looking at multiple options to find a service that best fits your needs. I’ll explain the top 5 services that I recommend throughout the rest of the blog.

2: Choose a physical location for your mailing address.

3: Pick & customize the services you need. A lot of services will come as part of the package with your virtual office, but with some service, you’ll be able to add extra services.

4: Purchase the service

5: Complete your US Postal Form 1583. Virtual office mailing addresses require a US Postal Form 1583 which authorizes commercial mail receiving agents to receive mail on your behalf.

There are many companies that offer virtual business address services. These companies offer a variety of services at prices anywhere from $10-69/Month. I’ll explain the top 5 services that I recommend for a virtual business address.

If you have questions about getting a virtual business address or need help starting your business, email me at sam@mollaeilaw.com to get started.

 

1. anytimemailbox.com

Prices start at $5/Month

Anytime Mailbox is a service that offers Open & Scan, Forwarding, Check Depositing, and Shredding. Anytime Mailbox has locations in 13 countries and 44 states. You can view mail from a dashboard on computers and mobile devices from anywhere in the world. You will notified via either texts, app alerts, or emails. This can be a great affordable option to use as your virtual business address.

 

2. physicaladdress.com

Prices start at $7.98/Month

Physical Address allows you to read scans of your mail online. Physical Address offers locations in NV, DE, NYC, CA. You can manage this mailbox from anywhere in the world. This slightly more expensive option might be better for your business if you are going to viewing lots of scans of mail you receive.

 

3. iPostal1.com

Prices start at $10/Month

iPostal1 offers a virtual mailbox for your mail & packages at locations all over the world. Although slightly more expensive, iPostal1 offers a wider variety of services than the first two companies. Your virtual mailbox is a real U.S. street address with your own personal box number. You can receive, forward, pick up, discard, or shred mail. In addition, with virtual office plans, you can add a phone line with forwarding to receive voice mail messages from your digital mailbox.

 

4. virtualpostmail.com

Prices start at $10/Month

VirtualPostMail happens to be the same price as iPostal1. VirtualPostMail offers locations in NV, DE, and CA. It is pretty similar to the other services but allows you to forward all of your mail to the virtual address. You can tell VirtualPostMail how to handle the items.

 

5. Earthclassmail.com

Prices start at $69/Month

At $69 per month, Earthclassmail is by far the most expensive option. Earthclassmail offers locations in 16 states. Earthclassmail offers the same services as the other companies but also integrates with Xero, box, Google Drive, Quickbooks, etc. to make taking action on your emails as easy as possible.

 

What To Do Next

If you don’t care that people can see the address, then you should probably use your home/office address for your Business Addresses.

However, if you care about your privacy and you don’t want your business or home address to be public than you can use a virtual business address service.

If you have questions about getting a virtual business address or need help starting your business, email me at sam@mollaeilaw.com to get started.