Before filing the DBA paperwork for the state(CA), and publicly announcing it for 4 consecutive weeks in a newspaper; I want to get a mailbox rented with a physical address to use for this company in the filings with the county.
California doesn't allow p.o. boxes for a company address in the filings, so the US post office is out of the question.
The local UPS store charges between $293-$540 per year depending on box size for businesses. Initially this seemed like the most reliable choice since this particular UPS store is pretty busy and has been around for at least the three years I've been here.
The only problem I have is the address seems kind of funky. #### would be the box number. All the UPS stores in the area have suite numbers already in their address, since all of them seem to be located in strip malls/plazas
at the UPS store it would be:
12345 Main street
Suite D - #####
Los Angeles, CA 99999
other mailbox companies are further away, and in this area you can really get some prime addresses street&zipcodes. I am assuming that most communication will be via email, I'm not sure how frequent I will need to visit the mailbox.
One convenience of the UPS store is that they have email alerts when you get mail in your box, a couple others I've checked don't seem to have this feature. Other mailbox rental services I've found still have the box number as the suite, but not the double suite numbers that the UPS stores have.
Would you go for the convienence of a UPS store, or a nicer looking address?
My marketing will be online that I foresee. But, I've put the question in this section since its more bout the business back-end than it is about online marketing.