Mail forwarding services – Is a mail forward service worth it?

Mail forwarding services - Is a mail forward service worth it?

If you’re a business, you want to give the best impression you can. Perception is an amazing thing, but there are plenty of ways to enhance it. Not just by doing great business. One of the best ways to do that is to get a prestigious address for your company. This way you’re showing clients you have a very prestigious way to contact you, it also shows you’re in the centre of a bustling business hub – which says something about the clout and ambition of your business.

It’s the difference between saying to customers “send your mail to Unit B, Commercial Business Park Sector A, Durrington, West Sussex” and “send your mail to 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU”. No offence to Durrington, but which one looks more appealing for someone looking to do business – the big building in the middle of London or the commercial park in Durrington?

The answer is probably the London address. Situated in the heart of tech city, it shows you’re entrenched within a business community, and using the registered office mail forwarding services of a virtual office can enable you to take advantage of this – without the associated costs.

What Does A Central London Address Say About My Business?

You might think there’s not really much value in a London address. But the reality is there is tremendous value. First of  all the costs of renting a premises in central London to do business are extremely high – so having an address is valuable in terms of price.

But there is also a big value in the prestige of London. It’s the capital of the country and is by far the biggest centre of business. According to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2012 London are New York are the top ‘Alpha++’ cities of the world. Meaning they are highly integrated and advanced economies – beating out Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Sydney and Dubai. So it’s clear to see the value of a London location.

Of course opening an office in London or New York might not be practical, especially if you are a startup. The best thing about the registered office mail forwarding address is that it is vastly cheaper than renting an office space – but you still get all the benefits that someone renting a space would get.

I Understand Why A London Location Is Good – But What About The Value Of The Mail Forwarding Service?

The service itself is good value in terms of price – you can have your mail forwarded from our London address from just £14.99 a month, but the mail forwarding options also make it valuable in terms of flexibility. You can pay-per-item so you only actually pay for what you use.

The flexibility is not just in price and geographic forwarding location. You can also use highly efficient digitally forwarded mail. Email and SMS messages containing scanned mail can be a good option for your business, and on some of our packages you can switch between scanning, forwarding or collecting as you wish.

The ability to both parcels and letters is a great perk, meaning you can arrange for deliveries to be taken at our London address before sending on to you. Many entrepreneurs are extremely busy and don’t have time to deal with mail. That’s why the mail forwarding options can actually help you do better business – as you’re free from dealing with mail and can focus on other things.

How Do My Customers Get Their Mail To Me?

Using a registered office mail forwarding address is great if you work from home, as you might want to keep your home address separate. But how do your clients or customers get mail to you?

It’s very simple and It works like this:

  1. Give you customers our London address.
  2. We handle, receive and sort your mail.
  3. You can scan, send or collect as you wish.

That’s it! It’s a very simple way to get all of your mail.

Other Perks

With a registered office you not only get a prestigious address, you also get access to a range of other business facilities including meeting room space. This is great if you want to meet clients at the same address that you get them to send mail. You can book space for up to 42 people from £25 an hour.

You can also make use of holiday cover when you’re away – this way your calls are answered, messages are taken and then went on to you – so you always give a good impression to your customers. Our phone services are a great way to handle your calls in a similar way to post, we handle your calls and forward them on to you.

You can even combine your mail forwarding and phone answering services with a full virtual office package, adding or removing features as and when you need them.

Registered Office & Mail Forwarding Excellence

Overall, it’s worth it if you want a cost-effective way of getting a London address, flexibility in forwarding and the ability to tailor services to your exact needs. The main thing to remember is that a mail forwarding service can give customers a good impression, but can also help you do better business. By handling mail and forwarding what you need via email there are great increases in efficiency, allowing you to focus on other things.

So when you choose your mail forwarding or virtual office package you have the option to not only enhance your business reputation, but also grow your business too. Want to know more? Check out the rest of our blog and particularly the ‘Mail Forwarding’ section.

By Alex Novakovic at MadeSimple – Follow Alex on Google+

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