Should I use my home address or get a P.O. Box for my home based business?

I'm starting a gift shop that will reach 90% of my custumers by mail or online through my website. Since I'm going to be working from my home, which will be more professional, use my home address as my business address, or should I rent a box at the post office and use that?
This story first appeared in the December 2012 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Generally speaking, I always take the safer approach to doing business online. I never make my home address public, just because you never know what could happen down the road. If you don't like the look of a PO Box address, use a mailing center like Mailboxes Etc., which will allow you to use a street address while still allowing you to keep your private information private.
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