émigrés and expatriates
100,000 UK citizens emigrated last year, a rate of over 400 every 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 the largest single user group in Taunton.
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, and retirees enjoying the highways and byways of Europe in motorhomes.
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 an interim rental property, or properties, before the final relocation. Our mailboxes, with flexible forwarding, ease this stress by taking away the need to change addresses several times during the process.
the long term displaced
People who become victims of flood or fire (the disaster homeless), those 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
A private mailbox service is particularly useful where an individual may feel at risk using their own physical address, even in official communications.
Indeed, authorities recommend that any persons involved in a contentious criminal trial, domestic abuse or other dangerous situation should protect their real location by using use a secure accommodation address such as ours for all mail.
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 at the South West Mail Centre are in the process of separation or divorce, but still share a common abode with their partner and use a mailbox to ensure the privacy of their postal communication.
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.
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'!
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.
protect sensitive businesses
If you operate a business which, whilst completely 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 using multiple pseudonyms and then ship them abroad for resale at higher domestic prices.
operating 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.