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Royal Mail Po Box V's City Address


Royal Mail Po Box, V's Virtual Mailing Address

Although on the surface Royal Mail's Po Box services and City Addresses Virtual Mailing Address services appear to be the same. There are however some significant differences you should be aware of before choosing either service.

Royal Mail Po Box Services are Now Subject to VAT


  Both Royal Mail and City Address offer two Mailbox "Po Box" options. Mail Holding or Mailbox Rental and Mail Forwarding. However there are some major differences in the price you pay.
  Royal Mail
Po Box
City Address Saving
  6 Month Mailbox Rental 144.00
(Inc VAT)
(Inc VAT)
  12 Month Mailbox Rental 252.00
(Inc VAT)
(Inc VAT)
  6 Month Mail Forwarding 168.00
(Inc VAT)
(Inc VAT)
  12 Month Mail Forwarding 312.00
(Inc VAT)
(Inc VAT)
  Mailbox Lite Service* 312.00
(Inc VAT)
(Inc VAT)
  * Mailbox Lite service is unique to City Address. Price is compare to Royal Mail's nearest equivalent service for the same 12 month period
All prices correct at time of publication 06/02/2017 and may change at any time. Prices for comparison will be reviewed regularly however we recommend you check directly with Royal Mail for their current price.
Minimum Commitment
  Whilst Royal Mail only sell their services for either 6 or 12 months. City Address offer services starting at just 1 month with no ongoing contracts or commitments. If you only need an address for one month you only pay for one month with City Address.
Quick Setup
  Whilst City Address guarantee to process all orders and activate your services within just one working day we are often able to far exceed this by processing orders within just a couple of hours. This compares to the 10 to 14 day setup time offered by Royal Mail. We guarantee that your services will be active and ready to use within just 1 working day.
No restrictions on location
  if you live in Manchester, London or Lisbon you are free to us City Addresses range of virtual mailing address services, with Royal Mail you can only have a Po Box in an area you live or work. If you live in south West London your Royal Mail Po Box must be in South West London. Allows you to establish a presence in a whole new area with a whole new market.
All mail accepted
  Royal Mail's Po Box services only accept mail which is processed and posted through Royal Mail meaning you cannot receive deliveries from outside companies such as DHL, City Link, TNT or Business Post. City Address accept all deliveries including signed for, special and courier delivery. Unlike Royal Mail's Po Box services City Address do not have any restrictions on the mail you can receive, from Postcards to Parcels and everything in between.
Address Prestige
  Although Po Boxes do have their uses such as return addresses, competition entries and so on. Nothing impresses your customers and potential customers more than a genuine bricks and mortar address just like those provided by City Address. A mailbox rental service or virtual mailing address from City Address provides you with a genuine bricks and mortar address not a box, unit or office number just your name or business name and our address.
  City Addresses virtual mailing address services are 100% discrete and confidential. We will never divulge your personal details to any third parties unless required to do so by law. Royal Mail have a public register of Po Box owners anyone can telephone Royal Mail's Po Box department and be given the Po Box owners details including home address. When using City Addresses mailbox rental services or virtual mailing address service your details will be kept confidential.
Personal Customer Care
  City Address and the Smarter Business Solutions Group as a whole are committed to providing on the highest possible standards of personal customer care. Customers of City Address have access to a team of dedicated professionals who pride themselves on the high standards of customer care they afford each and every customer.
Use as a registered address
  City Addresses virtual mailing addresses can be used as the registered address / registered office of your limited company. Companies House do not permit the use of Po Box addresses are the registered address of limited companies, further more Po Box addresses are not permitted as the service address for company officers.
Range of additional services
  Although the virtual mailing address services remain at the cost of our business we also offer an extensive range of additional services from packing and shipping to printing, website design and a whole lot more. At City Address you will find a wide range of additional services available both online and in branch.

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As you can see City Address offers significant benefits when compared to Royal Mail's po box rental services and not just the obvious more competitive price. If you're not convinced by the above benefits then you can try City Addresses services safe in the knowledge that we offer a full money back guanratee.

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