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What is the difference between a serviced office and virtual office?

The biggest difference between a serviced office and a virtual office is that a virtual office does not provide you with any physical office space.  This enables virtual office clients to portray a professional business address without the overheads of an actual office space, giving them credibility and prestige. Besides this, many of the services are the same such as telephone answering, administrative support, reception services and mailing address. It is important to note that virtual office clients are still able to access temporary office space and coworking space or make use of on-site facilities such as boardrooms at a reduced rate.

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How do APSO differ from their competitors?

APSO provide clients with inspirational workspaces and a passionate team of professional support staff to help your business thrive. Not only do you have the opportunity to upgrade your office at any time as your business grows, but our offices are also carefully styled and designed by our in-house team using only the best in modern furniture and accessories.

Our sites also act as one stop shops, providing an exciting range of on-site services and facilities to ensure you get the most out of your work/life balance by being able to make the most of your work day.

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What happens if my client walks into the office without first making an appointment?

Your client will be greeted by your professional receptionist, a message taken and sent to you via email unless you instruct us otherwise.

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Do I pay monthly or 12 months in advance?

Payments are required monthly, one month in advance for the package fee. Services are billed in arrears.

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Do you charge set-up fees or exit-fees when setting up my virtual office package?

No, we don’t charge any set-up fees or exit fees.

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Are there any hidden fees with my virtual office package?

No, we provide you with very detailed information including price lists for additional services. In addition, the package inclusions are clearly outlined.

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Can I upgrade from a virtual office to a serviced office?

Yes, you can upgrade to another virtual office package or serviced office at any time throughout your chosen term.

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Do I have access to meeting rooms and boardrooms during hours and after-hours?

Yes, arrangements can be made for after-hours access to most of our buildings. Please note that there is an additional charge for any after-hours bookings. Speak to our Conferencing Sales Coordinator via the Contact Us page for further information.

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Can APSO make appointments in a calendar on my behalf?

Yes, you can set-up a Google calendar and provide the APSO team with access. There is a small fee for each calendar entry.

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Do you have cafes on-site so I can meet my client there instead of paying for a meeting room?

Yes, you can meet your client at reception, then hold your meeting in the café or food court in the building.

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Are your virtual office services like a call centre or do you provide a professional receptionist?

Your calls will be answered by a professional, local receptionist who will learn about your business and will follow your call handling instructions.

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Are my telephone calls answered by a local receptionist or overseas?

Your receptionist is based on-site, at your chosen office location.