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Post office box?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by eggy, Aug 12, 2001.

  1. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,065

    Do you guys have a PO or your home /shop address for billing and such...???? What I might be running into is moving about two times soon as I build from the current house to a apartment to the new place...I didnt want to confuse my commercial accounts with all the address changes...suggestions...PO box?
  2. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    P.O. Box, works for me.:cool:
  3. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    Eggy, I actually have both - a residential address and P.O. Box. I was in your situation for about five years where I moved every year. In that situation, P.O. box worked well. Now, a residential address works better so people can "identify" with a local person. Some prefer a P.O. box so they can get their mail early or at a particular time every day. With a residential box, your mail will not always be there when you think it should.
  4. poghead

    poghead LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    P O box for me. also all mileage too and from the post office is tax deductiable at 32.5 cents per.
  5. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    I just hate the junk mail I get at the P.O. Box.
    I get the same junk at home....:mad:
  6. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    P.O. box for me
  7. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    PO Box for me

    As for the junk mail, do an internet search for "stop junk mail" and you will get a few pages of info.

    Here's one


    I'll be looking into this more.

    junk mail is more than a pain, it's a waste.

  8. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Messages: 247

    P.O. Box for me
  9. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    Looks like PO box is the way to go - that's what I use and it works for me too.
  10. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I like to use a PO Box because this way you can seperate business/professional life from your personal life.

    Im not saying that I have anything to hide, but I like to know that I dont have to worry about clients stopping by (its happened before). :rolleyes:

    Everyone is entitled to drink a beer or three on your own front porch, but if clients know your address and they see you loafing it could put a bad vision in their mouth. Let alone that during the season most (I hire ours out) are too busy to maintain their own residences to thje standards we offer clients.

    I think that it is just more professional and they wont have to worry about changing adresses as we build our lifestyles.

    Just my .02

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