Suite (address)

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A suite is the location of a business within a shopping mall or office building. The suite's number also serves as a sort of address within an address for purposes of mail delivery and pickup.

Some commercial mail receiving agencies may also use the 'suite' designator to indicate a company's private post-office box by listing it as a suite rather than a post-office box, though by order of the United States Postal Inspection Service, most of the major CMRA companies such as The UPS Store/Mail Boxes Etc. have drawn this down as the result of mail fraud where unscrupulous businesses who count on their targets not researching their addresses market a post-office box 'suite' or virtual office as an actual office location with personnel.[1][2]

In the USA, suite can be abbreviated "STE" in postal addresses.[3]


  1. ^ "Suite Scams". Bloomberg Businessweek. 26 March 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  2. ^ Nufer, Doug (July–August 1999). "Post Office Cries Fraud, Public Cries Foul; Private mail station box holders face rule changes almost nobody wants". (Seattle) Washington Free Press. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
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