What’s the difference between this and a PO Box?
With our mailbox service, you get a real street address (e.g., 122 E Patrick St #100), not a P.O. Box. As a business owner, having a real street address for your business mailbox can provide legitimacy for search engines and your clients. Our mail service also provides things the US Post Office doesn’t – like accepting packages from any carrier and email notification when you receive mail so you don’t waste trips just to come check your mailbox.
When and how do I get my mail?
Access to the building to get your mail is limited to the access of your coworking membership.
How do I sign up?
Signing up is easy. We’ve outlined the steps here.
Does my business have to be registered to get mail?
In short, no. Whether you register your business with the State of Maryland as sole-proprietorship, LLC, or corporation is a matter for you, your attorney and/or financial adviser to decide. Many freelancers and independent contractors work as individuals (even if they might use a business name when dealing with clients). In order for us to accept mail on your behalf, the US Postal Service requires you to have a verifiable U.S. address (which can be your home), but your business does not have to be registered.
I’m not in Frederick. Can I sign up remotely?
Yes. You can complete the required forms, have them notarized and send them to us and we can assign your mailbox number to you. Either you or someone you’ve authorized (on the forms) will ultimately need to come in to get the mailbox key, but you can start using your new address as soon as we send you confirmation.
What will my address be?
We will assign your mailbox number once we have your completed paperwork. When we do, your address will look like this (with a different mailbox number, of course):
Your Business Name
122 E Patrick St, #100
Frederick, MD 21701
NOTE: Not suite, apt, unit, etc. “PMB” or “#” are the only acceptable ways to indicate your box number.
When can I start using my new address?
You can start using your address after your paperwork is completed and we have assigned you a mailbox number. Note that anyone mailing things to you needs to include that mailbox number. You should also include the mailbox number anywhere you use your new address (e.g., business cards, your website, return address labels).
Can I receive packages?
Absolutely. We can accept packages from all carriers. Note, however, that large packages need to be picked up with 48 hours. Also, we do not have the ability to refrigerate packages so any packages that require such special handling should be picked up right away.
How/When am I charged?
You’re charged a one-time $25 setup fee + the first month’s fees for mail service the day you sign up. Then you’re automatically charged every month as an add-on to your membership fees until you cancel (see our Mail Service Agreement for details).
What other “T’s & C’s” are there?
It’s all covered in our Mail Service Agreement.