dpd1 - 6:36 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
Wheel, I don't recall saying anywhere that people don't want to deal with me. I have plenty of business and have never had trust issues. I sell to some of the biggest companies in the world. But I assume there could potentially be an issue here and there where people might not feel safe without seeing an address prominently displayed. Customers I deal with most have my number also.
I don't know, maybe you guys have better luck. I had my address on the site before. Within a month I had some guy come knock on the door that apparently looked like he had crawled out of a dumpster. The woman who was here politely told him what the deal was, then as she was closing the door, he put his hand against the door and scared the crap out of her. Then a couple months later another guy showed up... She once again told him what the deal was... He proceeded to go sit in his car (which it looked like he was living in) and just wait there staring into space. I came back and asked the guy to leave, and he didn't exactly seem quite right in the head. A few months later a guy showed up and I told him what the deal was... He got all angry and left, then I caught him driving by the next day.
I made it very clear on the site we were not open to the public. I had a couple normal people stop by as well, who were understanding. But the other guys made it clear to me that having my actual address on there was not going to work. I cannot have people like that hanging around the neighborhood. And no, I don't sell items that attract weirdos. At least, they shouldn't. So I don't know what was up with those guys.
Any space that would handle both manufacturing and office would be very expensive in this area. I couldn't justify that just to have an address. I'll probably just go with the dedicated box that has an address.