What is a virtual address for business, and why would you need one?

5 months ago   •   4 min read

By İlayda Birol

If you are a startup, small business or an entrepreneur, then you probably often find yourself thinking about ways to make your business more professional. A quick and easy win is to create a virtual address for your company. It is very important for any business to have its own website in order to stay ahead of its competitors and attract new customers from all over the world. However, it is not always easy for businesses to create their own websites as they have limited resources and time at hand. In such cases, using a virtual address can be an effective solution as it allows them to make their presence felt on the internet without spending much money or time.

What is a virtual address for business?

A virtual address is a mailing address that you can use to receive mail at a physical address that you don't have. Virtual addresses are used by businesses who don't have a physical location and instead operate online, such as e-commerce sites, or businesses that want to protect their privacy and security, like lawyers, doctors and other professionals.

Why do you need a virtual address for your business?

  • You may need to receive mail at a virtual address in the UK. There are several reasons for this:
  • You’re setting up a new business and haven't yet identified your physical location. In that case, an address with no street number is fine for all communications until you have found office space.
  • You're moving offices but would like to keep the same postal address until your move is complete so that customers and suppliers can still find you easily.
  • Your company has several offices around the country or worldwide, and you want one central point of contact for all correspondence (for example, if you're dealing with multiple distributors).

Virtual addresses are a great way to portray a professional image. They’re also useful for small businesses and startups that want to maintain a professional image, but don’t have the budget or space to maintain an actual physical office.

Virtual addresses can be used by any business owner who wants their company name on a letterhead, without having to pay for an actual physical address. As long as you have internet access, you can get all the benefits of using a virtual address without paying for all the overhead costs associated with owning or renting an office space in your area.

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Using a virtual address for your startups and small businesses is the best way to portray a professional image

Virtual addresses are used by businesses and individuals alike to protect their privacy. In the past, you may have used the post office box or even a P.O. Box as an option for a ‘virtual’ address, but now there are other options available that allow you to get your mail from anywhere in the world! With easy access to an online mailbox, you can use a virtual address as part of your existing business plan in order to give yourself more credibility - an important alternative to contacting clients or customers through email or social media platforms like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. A virtual address is the best way to portray your business professionally. It’s not just about getting a physical address to use while you’re working on your startup. This is also going to be the address that people will see when they visit your website or make an appointment with you.

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If you choose to use wamo’s company formation service to register a company there, you’ll have the option of choosing to get a virtual London office address too. Getting a UK registered company up and running with wamo takes just 48 hours and you’ll have a wamo business account too. To find out more, learn about wamo’s company formation service, here.

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