Office Space News
Published January 29th, 2013 by Jennifer LeClaire
NEW YORK – Reports of demand for New York virtual office space continue rolling in – and executive office suites providers are rising to the occasion by expanding their offerings. The latest Manhattan serviced office space provider to make a virtual office push is Jay Suites.
Jay Suites is marketing what it calls plans to “revolutionize the virtual office market.” Jay Suites offers custom virtual office plans in five locations and the ability to sign up online. Jay Suites is now also offering what it calls a “Virtual Pass.” It’s all part of the executive office suites provider’s Virtual Office 2.0 plan.
“Every once in a while, we’d find ourselves changing our plans to accommodate a customer’s needs, when it hit us that it was time to redesign our virtual office program, and that is when we decided to launch Virtual Office 2.0,” says COO Jack Srour.
Jay Suites offers a range of virtual office plans to suit different needs and budgets. Plans now start from as low as $75 per month for the Bronze package, which provides a choice of five premier New York City mailing addresses: one in the heart of the Financial District, two in Midtown West at Times Square and Penn Station, and two in Midtown East at Grand Central and Fifth Avenue. Jay Suites also added a Diamond package, which serves as the ultimate virtual office, including a bit of just everything a business can require.
“From time to time, clients approached me with a proposition: What if we wanted to use a day office?” explains Louis Latora, a manager of Jay Suites Grand Central. “Instead of now calculating everything and making the process complicated, the Diamond plan would include basically everything a client could be looking for.”
Jay Suites also introduced “Virtual Pass,” a membership system that would allow users to setup in one location to book meeting rooms, day offices and use the business center amenities at all five locations throughout Manhattan which include a lounge and hotspot area. This allows clients an added flexibility to book meeting rooms wherever they choose in the Big Apple. Virtual Pass comes bundled into their Diamond plan and can also be added as a “a la carte” item to existing packages. Members of the “Virtual Pass” program get exclusive benefits such as free copies and scans.
Imagine this scene: A potential client calls in to your well-appointed office space in a prime New York City location. The receptionist answers the phone in a pleasant and professional voice with your company name. The client asks to speak with you and, after screening them, your assistant transfers them to your mobile phone.
When you pick up the phone to conduct business – in your pajamas, at your kitchen table in Hoboken, New Jersey – you discover the client wants to meet in person. What do you do? Arrange a meeting with the client and let your Jay Suites assistant know the date and time. The client meets you at a Jay Suites meeting room. After the meeting you offer your client a catered lunch, all arranged by your Jay Suites assistant – and you land the new account.
That’s good news. What’s also good news is you don’t have to eat into the profits with costly overhead and commuting expenses. You just tapped into all the benefits of traditional office space without the high price. That’s part of the beauty of a virtual office. You get amenities like a staffed reception, conference room time with the latest technologies, call answering, office equipment, mail handling, and more – all at a fraction of the cost of a monthly office rental. You don’t have to work in Hoboken to enjoy your New York address either. Instead you can be anywhere from Hartford to Hollywood and establish a New York presence using your virtual office address.
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