Why Coworking Spaces Should Go Virtual
In celebration of International Coworking Day, let’s talk about the boom of coworking and offering mail management as an added amenity and service.
When we mention coworking spaces, what comes to mind?
For some, it’s all about the community and collaboration opportunities. For others, it’s about getting the creative juices flowing and having an inspiring space to work — whether it’s a hot desk, shared space, or private office. People just don’t want to work in tiny cubicles anymore. They’re also a lifesaver when the home office becomes isolating and coffee shops become distracting.
The year 2020 kickstarted the side hustle and flexible and remote work options for small businesses and their employees. The flex industry is booming with coworking spaces popping up in urban and suburban areas.
Did you know that in 2022 at least 41% of the global workforce is made up of freelancers, temps, independent contractors, and solopreneurs?
Whatever the appeal is for entrepreneurs, we can assume their postal mail is not at the top of their mind. They do, however, need a business address, somewhere to receive their mail, and are usually traveling for work. Offering mail management is an essential amenity that, as today’s workforce moves remote, they will love to have.
For coworking spaces, it opens huge revenue possibilities, as well as a vast market for virtual mailboxes as virtual offices, are not limited to where your coworking space is located.
For on-the-go entrepreneurs, a virtual mailbox offering is a necessity. It might be the only offering that you make revenue from not tied to a space. We like to say it’s the only way to have freedom from square feet.
A virtual mailbox service can launch with minimal space requirements. At our coworking space Piloto 151, our mailrooms were simply filing cabinets. As the flow of mail increased and tracking incoming and outgoing mail pieces became difficult, our mailrooms outgrew of the filing cabinets.
We hope we’ve encourage you and your business to take advantage of virtual mailboxes to your members! At Piloto, virtuals make up over 40% of our revenue stack.
To get you motivated to make the most out of your space — just like we did — we’re offering all coworking spaces a 15% discount on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 for International Coworking Day.