Virtual Office vs. Virtual Mailbox

By
Leela Hopkins
VPM Staff
Updated
October 15, 2020

We often get asked what is the difference between a virtual office and a virtual mailbox. Although they may seem similar there is a difference in services. We'll break down a virtual office vs. virtual mailbox in detail.

What is a Virtual Office?

A virtual office gives businesses a physical address and office-related services (such as a phone number, receptionist, meeting rooms to name a few) you’re basically getting a real office without the overhead costs.

What are the Pros of a Virtual Office?

  • Lower overhead than leasing an office space
  • Less management
  • Plus you’ll have access to business amenities such as fax and internet

What are the Cons of a Virtual Office?

  • Expensive
  • Lack of physical space
  • Lack of community

What is a Virtual Mailbox?

A virtual mailbox gives you a permanent address for receiving all of your physical mail and packages. How you’ll manage your mail similar to email. It’s that easy. Have your mail scanned and then you decide what to with it from your inbox. Often virtual mailboxes have more features that you can combine with it such as check depositing services.

What are the Pros of a Virtual Mailbox?

  • Affordable
  • Convenient
  • More features

What are the Cons of a Virtual Mailbox?

You might incur additional costs to forward mail items compared to physically picking up your mail.

What’s the Verdict?

If you are looking for a cheap alternative to regular office space and don't need additional physical space, virtual offices might be exactly what you are looking for. It’s ideal for someone who needs a home base or place to meet clients.

If you don't need a physical address a virtual mailbox will be the best choice. It is best for remote businesses or those who travel often.

There you have it. Overall, if you’re looking for the most affordable and flexible option the ultimate win goes to a virtual mailbox.

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