émigrés and expatriates
100,000 UK citizens emigrated last year, a rate of 400 per day!
Although leaving these shores to live abroad, most expats will still need to maintain a UK postal address in order to receive their bank statements, insurance documentation, passport or bank card renewals etc.
For this reason, expatriates represent our largest single user group.
persons of no fixed abode
Being of 'No Fixed Abode' does not necessarily mean living in a cardboard box! :o)
Our mail clients include many narrow boaters, who spend their time cruising the inland waterways, retirees enjoying the highways of Europe in motorhomes, and an estimated one million people now living permanently in static caravans!
The customers we really envy, however, are those sailing from island to tropical island with their mail on 'Hold', requesting a demand forwarding to a new paradise every few months!
anyone moving home...
Relocation is stressful at the best of times but often requires a move into one or more interim rental properties, before the final relocation. Our mailboxes, with flexible forwarding, removes the need to change addresses several times during the process.
the long term displaced
People who are victims of flood or fire (the disaster homeless), those who are hospitalised for protracted periods, or working on long term projects away from home, use our unique mailbox services to control and manage their mail.
victims of violence or persecution
A private mailbox service is particularly useful where an individual may feel at risk using their own physical address, even in official communications.
This is another user group with a powerful vested interest in maintaining personal anonymity and the security of their real addresses.
increased personal privacy
Many of our clients are in the process of separation or divorce, but still share a common abode with their partner and so use a mailbox to ensure the privacy of their postal communication.
for greater business security
Whether operated from home or a commercial base, if your product has a high intrinsic value, such as brand cosmetics, mobile phones or jewellery, using a remote accommodation address in advertising and marketing will prevent your physical premises becoming a target for thieves.
This same security benefit also extends to businesses dealing in sensitive or valuable data products.
for commercial credibility
With more business than ever before being conducted from home, a mailbox with a commercial sounding address offers a great deal more professional credibility and confidence than '16a Acacia Avenue'!
to simplify product returns
One of the most popular business uses of our mailboxes is in providing a UK address for the return of products retailed on-line, especially from abroad. See our commercial services page for more information.
to protect sensitive businesses
If you operate a business which, whilst perfectly legal, may give rise to moral, ethical or religious concerns, or with the potential to be 'embarrassing' for the operator, an accommodation address with discreet mail forwarding provides the ideal solution.
Real examples include more than one home business retailing 'adult' toys and clothing on-line, a faith-based foundation and an addiction counselling service.
grey market buying
Many sports goods manufacturers, for example, test market new product designs in the UK on a 'one pair per customer' basis. We have several mailbox holders who bulk purchase these limited release products under multiple pseudonyms and then ship them abroad for resale.
to operate market research
There are times when the anonymity of a mailbox address may be used to carry out 'Mystery Shopper' research on competitors, without weighting the results.