About Alliance Virtual Offices
Virtual office solutions have been a thing long before WeWork came along or the COVID-19 Pandemic revolutionized how hybrid and remote work functioned. For the longest time, companies all around the world had a need to have staff operate remotely while holding a physical address for an office somewhere, often for tax purposes. Alliance Virtual Offices has been catering to that market segment for over a decade. In this entry, we cover some of its history, features, product offerings, and more.
Is Alliance Virtual Offices an alternative to WeWork?
From our research, Alliance Virtual Offices seems to have coworking spaces available mostly in the United States of America, including Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Orlando, Dallas and Houston. Popular locations worldwide such as London, Sydney, Singapore or Hong Kong didn’t appear to have any availability. By comparison, WeWork offers up to 10 locations in Sydney alone.
If you are in the US and need a coworking space, you should consider both Alliance Virtual Offices and WeWork.
Are Alliance Virtual Offices (AVO) and ABCN Virtual the same company?
Alliance Virtual Offices (AVO) and ABCN Virtual are two separate companies that operate in the virtual office space. While they may have similarities, they are not the same company.
AVO is a company that provides virtual office solutions to businesses and professionals. They offer services such as virtual mailing addresses, live receptionist services, meeting room rentals, and virtual phone systems. The company was founded in 2010 and has grown to become a prominent player in the virtual office industry.
On the other hand, ABCN Virtual (also known as ABCN or Alliance Business Centers Network) is a global provider of serviced offices, meeting rooms, and virtual office solutions. They have a network of physical office locations around the world, and their virtual office services complement their physical workspace offerings. ABCN Virtual has been operating since 1992 and has a long-standing history in the service office industry.
While both companies share the word “Alliance” in their names, they are separate entities. Alliance Virtual Offices (AVO) is a standalone company that focuses solely on virtual office solutions, while ABCN Virtual (ABCN) provides a wider range of workspace solutions, including physical offices and meeting rooms.
Company mission statement and goals
Alliance Virtual Offices outlines its mission as “is “to provide flexible, affordable, and scalable virtual office solutions to businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on their core operations and grow their business without the need for physical office space.“
In addition, it lists the following as its corporate goals:
- To continue to expand its global reach by offering virtual office solutions in more countries and locations around the world.
- To provide innovative virtual office solutions that meet the evolving needs of businesses
- To maintain its position as a leader in the virtual office space by providing exceptional customer service and support to its clients.
- To help businesses of all sizes save money on office space and operational costs
- To promote remote work and the benefits of virtual office solutions as a viable alternative to traditional office space.
Established in 2010 by Frank Cottle – a veteran of the serviced office and virtual office industry – Alliance Virtual Offices is one of the largest networks of workspace centres globally. Cottle saw a growing demand for virtual office solutions, particularly among small and medium-sized businesses that were looking for flexible and cost-effective workspace solutions.
Cottle’s vision was to create a company that could provide businesses with a professional image and support services, without the need for physical office space. He believed that by leveraging technology and the changing nature of work, businesses could save money on office space and operational costs while maintaining a professional image and support services.
Over time the company has introduced a number of services as part of its offering, including professional business addresses, mail handling and forwarding, live receptionist services, and access to meeting rooms and coworking spaces. More recently, it has expanded to include AI-powered customer support.
Alliance Virtual Office Offering
Products and services overview
- Virtual Offices Worldwide– commercially recognized addresses for businesses, mail processing with forwarding options, and easy access to onsite meeting rooms for team meetings, client visits and focused work.
- Live Receptionist Services– Every plan includes a dedicated business number and a market-leading Virtual Phone system. All plans include unlimited local and long-distance minutes, 1 included phone number, national 411 listed phone number, and more.
- Virtual Phone Numbers – includes a dedicated business number and a virtual phone system with helpful features such as auto-attendant, caller menus, customised greetings, and more.
- Meeting Room Booking- Meeting rooms located in global office centres that are 100% business-focused. Designed for productivity, AVO meeting venues come with essentials such as WiFi, whiteboards and refreshments. All meeting rooms and office spaces have clear online pricing and cost-effective hourly or daily rates.
- Coworking Spaces – includes full-time access to the workspace based on the operator’s opening hours. AVO coworking plans include a workstation with Internet connectivity, office amenities, and onsite staff.
Alliance Virtual Office Pricing
Pricing ranges from $49-$225 and is done on a plan basis, depending on what features you want to include. Here’s a breakdown of each plan:
- Virtual Office Address: Starting at $49 per month, this service provides businesses with a professional business address, mail handling and forwarding services, and access to meeting rooms and coworking spaces on a pay-as-you-go basis.
- Live Receptionist: Starting at $169 per month, this service provides businesses with a live, professional receptionist who answers calls and handles administrative tasks, such as appointment scheduling and call forwarding.
- Phone Answering: Starting at $59 per month, this service provides businesses with a dedicated phone number and voicemail box that is answered by a professional receptionist, who takes messages and forwards calls as needed.
- Virtual Office Plus: Starting at $179 per month, this service includes a virtual office address, mail handling and forwarding services, live receptionist services, and access to meeting rooms and coworking spaces on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Alliance Virtual Offices Company Info
The company is headquartered at 2831 St Rose Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052, USA.
Company Accreditation, Compliance and Regulatory Profile
We have reached out to Alliance Virtual Offices who provided TechFinitive with the information listed below. It could not be verified independently.
- SOC 2 Type II: Alliance Virtual Offices undergoes an annual SOC 2 Type II audit to ensure that its security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy controls are in place and effective.
- EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Alliance Virtual Offices is certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which governs the transfer of personal data between the European Union and the United States.
- Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) Compliance: the company complies with AML and KYC regulations to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
- United States Postal Service (USPS) Compliance: Alliance Virtual Offices complies with USPS regulations for mail handling and forwarding.
- International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA): Alliance Virtual Offices is a member of the IVAA, which sets standards and provides training for virtual assistants and virtual office providers.
Social Media Profiles
|2010||Founded in Newport Beach, California, by Frank Cottle.|
|2011||The company expands its presence by opening a virtual office in London, UK|
|2012||Opening of virtual offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.|
|2013||The company partners with Skype to offer its virtual office services to Skype users.|
|2014||Opens virtual offices in Australia, including locations in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.|
|2015||Expands its services to include a live receptionist feature, which allows businesses to have a professional receptionist answer their calls.|
|2016||Partners with Google to offer its virtual office services through Google My Business|
|2017||Launches a mobile app, allowing users to manage their virtual office services on-the-go.|
|2018||Expands to France by opening virtual offices in Paris.|
|2019||Introduces its AI-powered chatbot, AVA, which assists users with their virtual office needs|
|2020||Experiences a surge in demand for its virtual office services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as more businesses adopt remote work arrangements.|
|2021||The company expands its virtual office offerings to include coworking spaces, allowing businesses to have access to shared office space on an as-needed basis.|
- August 18, 2020
Alliance Virtual Offices Rides the Wave of the Remote Workforce (The Silicon Review)
- March 12, 2019
Alliance Virtual Offices Launches AI Chatbot to Assist Users (Yahoo! Finance)
- June 11, 2015
Alliance Virtual Offices Adds Live Receptionist Feature to Virtual Office Services (Virtual-Strategy Magazine)
- February 12, 2013
Alliance Virtual Offices partners with Skype (Workplace Insight)
-  Pricing as of May 2023 in USD. For up-to-date pricing visit Alliance Virtual Offices’ website.
-  Unverified.