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P O Boxes

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by dfor, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    Anybody use post office boxes instead of their own mailbox for their invoice address and regular mail. With idenity theft going on, it would make it a little harder. I know that if someone really wants the your personal info, they'll get it somehow.
  2. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I have a Po box. I prefer that becasue It's and adress I can keep. If I move or whatever my buisness adresss still stays the same.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I would think your kind of fly by night, dont want people to know your address. I know your not, thats just how i would feel if i was a customer.
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,661

    Also your payments arent sitting in a metal box by the road. I have moved 3 times and still have the same post office box
  5. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I have a P.O. Box for the same reason. I plan on selling my house this fall. It's nice not having to change the business address.
  6. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    We have used a P.O. Box for years . They are great because you dont have stuff coming to your house, if you move your shop you dont have to worry about having to change your address and you dont have to worry about people showing up at your front door. Just my two cents.

  7. Buddy Markley

    Buddy Markley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    They are only about $35 per year.

    You should want to always try to seperate yourself (personal properity) from your biz. Even create an "LLC" most states it will only cost you around $100 to file. This will even seperate yourself even more, then in a worse case if a lawsuit happens then your house and other personal properity is protected and just the biz assets will be subject to the suit.

    Always protect what you have worked for and earned over the years DONT PUT IT ON THE LINE...
  8. Qdriver

    Qdriver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    I use a P.O. Box for all those reasons also. I understand that some people will think you are shady, but if anyone ever asks me I will just tell them why (as a home based business) I do not want my personal address associated with my business. If they don't like it, I feel that is just unfortunate for them as I will do just as quality work when I have a commercial office and use that address as I do now with my P.O. Box.

    Try finding a physical address on your credit card bill....most wont have it,... you have to call to get it.
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I use a P.O. box and I love it. Would never use a mailbox
  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I have always used a PO Box, and I don't think there is anything shady about it. Many businesses use PO Boxes. The moving reason, the customer not showing up at your door reason, etc etc. I would never have business mail purposely coming to my home.

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