émigrés and expatriates
100,000 UK citizens emigrated last year, a rate of over 400 each and every day!
Although leaving these shores to live abroad, most Northern Irish expats still need to maintain a UK postal address in order to continue receiving their bank statements, insurance documents, driving licence renewals etc.
For this reason, expatriates represent one of our largest single user groups.
republic of ireland residents
Uniquely located on the doorstep of the EU, Expost serves many private and business customers from the Republic of Ireland, seeking to establish or maintain a presence in the UK in order to lessen the negative impact of Brexit, however it may finally resolve.
persons of no fixed abode
Being of 'No Fixed Abode' does not necessarily mean living in a cardboard box! :o)
Our clients include many canal narrow boaters, families living in static caravans, and retirees enjoying the highways and byways of Europe in motorhomes.
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, take away the need to change addresses several times during the process.
the long term displaced
People who are victims of flood or fire (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 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 use an expost 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, including the ROI.
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 has the potential to be 'embarrassing' for the operator, a mailbox and accommodation address with discreet mail forwarding provides an ideal solution.
Actual examples include home businesses 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 ship them abroad for resale at much higher domestic prices.
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.