Clevver vs. WeWork

Which is right for you?

Have you heard about companies offering international work flexibility, but don’t know which is best for you?

We’ve compared two well-known companies offering services to SMEs, startups and freelancers looking for flexible working locations.

The differences in a nutshell

Clevver WeWork
Centralized platform for multi-location management
Prices
Physical locations for working
Easy mail management
International expansion for businesses
Number of locations
Number of services offered
  • WeWork is a well-known provider of work spaces around the world
  • • It offers private offices, co-working spaces, memberships, event spaces and custom offices for large teams
  • • WeWork will accept and notify customers of incoming mail, which can only be picked up in person from the location. This service is not available with all plans in all countries
  • Clevver is a one-stop shop for SMEs, startups and freelancers looking to expand overseas
  • • A mobile app & online platform is the heart of the Clevvermail system. It allows businesses to receive post overseas. Plans start from 8,57 $ per month
  • • Supplies registered business addresses, giving companies the appearance of a physical presence in their location of choice. Users can also add manage their international locations easily, and add new addresses anywhere in the world quickly and easily
  • • Makes setting up an international phone number easy with ClevverNumber. Check out the ClevverNumber price calculator
  • • Manages the incorporation of overseas companies for as little as 202,74 $. Want to take your business international? Take a look at our incorporation locations and pricing plans

A bit of background

WeWork was started in 2010 and now boasts spaces in 123 cities around the world. They offer a wide range of workspace plans, from hot desks to large custom offices for a full team of employees.

Clevver was started by people who know the struggles of international expansion. Founders Sven Hecker and Christian Hemmrich came up with the idea while trying to get a previous business venture off the ground in the UK. Hecker and Hemmrich’s metal goods were wanted by the Royal British Navy, but they couldn’t find a single supplier offering a good business location, incorporation assistance, post digitisation and a phone number in the UK. They took matters into their own hands in 2013 and now offer 63 attractive business addresses worldwide through Clevver. The aim is to allow you to start a business in all corners of the world with just a few clicks.

Mail and office management

WeWork does not provide centralised mail management. Those WeWork users that are able to receive mail at their working location are only notified of incoming mail. They must then pick the mail up from the physical location. WeWork mail handling is also not available with every plan in every country.

Clevver’s online app and online interface is the heart of the Clevvermail system. It notifies users about incoming mail, as well as the sender, weight and format of letters and packages. It then allows customers to choose with one click whether the mail should be scanned, forwarded or discarded. Scanned items can be viewed immediately from anywhere in the world. Users can also manage their international locations and add new addresses anywhere in the world quickly and easily.

Range of Services

WeWork is first, foremost and overwhelmingly a provider of physical workspaces. Their services has limited overlap with Clevver’s business, which operates in the sphere of setting up business in foreign countries or new cities.

Clevver offers all SMEs, startups and freelancers need to expand overseas. Check out ClevverMail to get a digital postbox, ClevverAddress for a business and registered address, ClevverNumber for an international phone number, ClevverCompany to have us incorporate your business, and ClevverEnterprise to manage mail and build your virtual office with white-label software.

Affordability

Comparing Clevver and WeWork plans can be a little bit like comparing apples and oranges. Nevertheless, let’s look at where the companies most obviously intersect: the management of mail in a foreign location. Clevver’s digital mailbox allows you to manage your mail, regardless of where you are in the world. WeWork requires customers using its more flexible “hot desk” and “membership” plans to pay extra for mail handling, if it is available at the location at all. The below shows you the cost of a Clevver Digital Mailbox vs the additional cost of WeWork mail handling. These Clevver prices are month to month. You’ll pay even less with Clevver when you sign up for a year.

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Our prime locations Clevver Digital Mailbox WeWork
Lite Standard Pro Mail add-on costs
Hong Kong8,95 € per month24,95 € per month49,95 € per month45,87 € per month
Shanghai8,95 € per month24,95 € per month49,95 € per monthInformation not found on website
Berlin5,95 € per month9,95 € per month19,95 € per monthMail add-on not available online
Milan6,95 € per month14,95 € per month29,95 € per monthMail add-on not available online
London (Regent Street)8,20 € per month22,87 € per month29,95 € per monthMail add-on not available online
Geneva8,95 € per month24,95 € per month49,95 € per monthNo locations
New York8,95 € per month24,95 € per month49,95 € per month44,66 € per month (50 USD)
Chicago6,92 € per month14,95 € per month29,95 € per month44,66 € per month (50 USD)
Washington DC6,92 € per month14,95 € per month29,95 € per month44,66 € per month (50 USD)
Portland5,95 € per month9,95 € per month19,95 € per month44,66 € per month (50 USD)
Toronto5,95 € per month9,95 € per month19,95 € per month27,32 € per month (40 CAD)
Sydney6,95 € per month14,95 € per month29,95 € per month46,82 € per month (75 AUD)
Mexico City7,95 € per month19,95 € per month39,95 € per monthMail add-on not available
Tokyo8,95 € per month24,95 € per month49,95 € per monthMail add-on not available

Nevertheless, Clevver’s plans are cheaper. For example, a Clevver Digital Mailbox, Business Address and National Phone number in Berlin would start from 36.55 euros per month combined.

Regus Virtual Office plans with a phone number in Berlin start from 160 euros a month. We’ve compared Clevver’s Digital Mailbox with Regus’ professional address services above. These are month by month prices. You’ll pay even less with Clevver when you sign up for a year!

Final thoughts

Clevver and WeWork offer mostly different services to customers. Clevver should be the first point of call for SMEs, startups and freelancers looking to kick off their international business. Our mail handling is cheaper than WeWork’s and we offer help you with the nitty-gritty of getting overseas business off the ground. Check out Clevver’s full list of products and feel free to contact us with any questions. We’re always happy to help you reach your business goals!

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