How do you set up a business mailing address?


Quick Answer

If you need to set up a separate address for your business, such as if you are working from home, use a post office box or mail-receiving service such as Mail Boxes Etc. Both services provide a professional appearance for home businesses, especially for people living in apartments.

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USPS.com provides listings of post office box locations. To find a location, go to the Track & Manage tab and click on Rent or Renew PO Box. Enter your address and ZIP Code, and press Search to find post office box locations nearby. Once a suitable post office box is found, apply for it online or in person at the chosen location. To rent a post office box, you need a photo I.D., such as a driver's license, and an I.D. tied to your address, such as a voter registration card.

Mail-receiving services, such as Mail Boxes Etc., offer services similar to a post office box, except they provide a street address and suite number instead of a post office box number. Some mail-receiving services provide packaging and shipping options as well. Use a business directory, such as YellowPages.com or Yelp.com, to find mail-receiving services in your area. Use the terms "mailbox rental" or "mail box" for your search.

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