I’m relatively new to jewellery (a few years) and finally starting
to try getting in to shows and online sales instead of selling
exclusively by word of mouth and galleries. I have looked through the
archives a bit, but the last thing I found on this subject was from
early 2006, so if I missed the answer I apologize.
I am wondering what other people who have their studio in their
homes prefer to do for a mailing address? I am concerned that having
my mailing address as a PO box would discourage potential clients
from trusting me as a business. That said, I also don’t want everyone
and their dog to know where I live with all my tools and materials.
To compound the problem my day-job involves working at a prison. So
publishing my home address widely seems like a bad idea.
So in summary: what do you all recommend I use as a mailing address?
Does a PO box discourage clients because you don’t have a 'real’
address, and seem suspicious? Should I look for somewhere that I can
get a ‘mailbox’ address that is not just a PO box?
In case it affects anyone’s response, I live in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Canada. A city with a population of around 250,000 (if
you include the nearby towns, which the city seems to think it
Thank you in advance for any opinions/advice,