P.O. Box??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mike's All Season Service, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Mike's All Season Service

    Mike's All Season Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    How many of you use P.O. Boxes? And how much do they cost? What are the benefits? THANKS
  2. www.rs-lawn.com

    www.rs-lawn.com LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    i have a p.o. box. i like it bc of security. nobody needs to know where i live or i keep my equipment. also i dont want a PITA customer coming over and causing problems
  3. Mike's All Season Service

    Mike's All Season Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    How much does it cost?
  4. Cheffy

    Cheffy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    We have a P.O. box I thought it was like $70.00 for 6 months

    We have 6 Duplex' s a four unit apartment and an older two flat that we own and rent .

    So for the safety and security it is a must !

    So we use it for the lawn accounts also
  5. UpNorth

    UpNorth LawnSite Member
    from NE,US
    Messages: 210

    I just got my renewal the other day. I don't feel like walking upstairs to grab it, but I think it was $70 or $72 for the year. It was something like $40 for 6 months.

    Most of my customers are minimum 1/2 hour from my shop, and some are an Hour away. The PO box makes it look like i'm a "local." I also like the ease of doing Postage Paid return postcards and such. BTW- That i know is $160 a year for the BRC (Business Reply Card) Permit.
  6. AlleganyLawnCare

    AlleganyLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    Mine is $24 for 6 months. Not a large box, just big enough to hold magazines and the "Your postbox is full" card. I agree with the issue about security, especially with checks being mailed to me. My house mailbox doesn't get half of the mail it should. I am constantly getting my neighbors mail and vice versa. And this is almost on a daily basis. I have complained numerous times, but to no avail.
  7. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    I think having a P.O. Box helps seperate everything and can reduce some junk mail but not all
  8. stumpslawncare

    stumpslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    I have a PO Box, I like it because my customers don't need to know where I live, I don't want them to come knocking asking me to do this or that. I run my business out of my house so it doesn't matter. Mine cost $26.oo yr. Just big enough to hold payments, bills, and magazines.
  9. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    How does one do the paid return cards?
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    were actually looking into one right now dont want them sent home anymore

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