---- The home based biz, site contact info predicament
votrechien - 9:13 pm on Nov 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
You're basically demonstrating why people don't want to deal with you - you don't want to be found. That's why people want real addresses. Even if they never have to find you.
What Wheel is saying is absolutely true- you don't want to be found and that's creating the trust issues. But you're justified in not wanting people to find your home address, especially if you deal in an industry that may be prone to some creepers.
There's no ideal way to deal with this, and the best solutions get incrementally more expensive (a mail forwarding service is superior to no address, and a business address is superior to a mail forwarding service). You have to ask why it is you want to display your address anyways. Is it because...
1) To add credibility to yourself? A phone number, business number, customer reviews, etc. likely add more credibility than a mere address (try finding an address for any of the main web only ecommerce stores)
2) To let visitors know the rough geographic area you're in? Then simply say "Surrey, BC Canada V3V-1Y4".
3) For mailing purposes? I can't imagine why anyone would really want to mail you without contacting you first anyways so just request them to email you for your delivery address.
Again, there's going to be some tradeoffs inevitably until you can bring in enough profits to justify a non-home presence.