The internet has transformed the way Americans do business, both for large corporations and for small businesses. In fact, surveys show that Americans now do the majority of their shopping online.
For this reason, many small businesses conduct commerce entirely online with no brick and mortar location. While this can be a profitable way to do business, the truth is that even online companies need a physical mailing address.
You may assume that a PO box is the best way to get an address for your business. But in reality, a mailbox is a much more effective solution. Let's take a closer look at why a mailbox is the way to go.
Why Does Your Business Need an Address?
Before we get into the differences between PO boxes and mailboxes, let's step back and discuss why your business needs an address.
Operating entirely online is a great way to reduce overhead costs associated with a physical location. If your business consists mostly of client-based work with online communication, you may not feel like you need an address. Or perhaps you operate your business out of your house and just plan on using your home address.