NAICS 56143

What is the NAICS code 56143?

The NAICS code 56143 is applied to those industries related to Business Service Centers.

This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in providing mailbox rental and other postal and mailing services (except direct mail advertising); (2) establishments, generally known as copy centers or shops, primarily engaged in providing photocopying, duplicating, blueprinting, and other document copying services without also providing printing services (i.e., offset printing, quick printing, digital printing, prepress services); and (3) establishments that provide a range of office support services (except printing services), such as mailing services, document copying services, facsimile services, word processing services, on-site PC rental services, and office product sales.

Therefore, all companies engaged in any industrial activity related to this type of business are grouped under category 56143 in the North American Industry Classification System.

This industrial activity of NAICS code is structured as follows:

  • 56 - Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • 561 - Administrative and Support Services
  • 5614 - Business Support Services
  • 56143 - Business Service Centers

Characteristics of the North American Industry Classification System code 56143


This NAICS code is used in the trilateral agreement of the three members of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Related codes

The NAICS industry 56143 has the following cross-references:

  • Delivering letters and parcels (except under a universal service obligation) are classified in Subsector 492, Couriers and Messengers.
  • Operating contract post offices are classified in Industry 49111, Postal Service.
  • Providing direct mail advertising services are classified in Industry 54186, Direct Mail Advertising.
  • Providing document copying services in combination with printing services, with or without a range of other office support services, and establishments known as quick or digital printers are classified in Industry 32311, Printing.
  • Providing full service office space, whether on a lease or service contract basis are classified in Industry 53112, Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses).
  • Providing only one of the support services (e.g., word processing services) that establishments in this industry provide are classified in the appropriate industry according to the service provided.
  • Providing voice mailbox services are classified in Industry 56142, Telephone Call Centers.

Related activities

Below are some of the most common types of activities in the Business Service Centers industry (NAICS Code 56143).

  • Mailbox rental centers, private
  • Mailbox rental services combined with one or more other office support services, private
  • Parcel mailing services combined with one or more other office support services, private
  • Parcel mailing services, private
  • Private mail centers
  • Private mailbox rental centers

NAICS 56143

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