While there have been a lot of scandals and worries about how well mail is controlled by the USPS, we still rely on them for just about every type of mail. Packages, letters, postcards, and everything else come to multiunit mailboxes all the time and without some rules in place, it would be chaos. Knowing the USPS […]
What’s the worst thing you can possibly imagine? Certainly, it’s having your mailbox wiped out by some reckless driver in the middle of the night. The real nightmare is now you’re forced to remember that the only person who sends you mail is yourself. Not all mailboxes are created equal. That may seem like an […]
When you picture a career criminal, your mind might wander to the sorts of characters you see on a late-night re-run of Law & Order or Criminal Minds. But outside of the world of television, crime can happen much closer to home. Instances of mail fraud occur often enough that the United States Postal Service […]
As the world goes further digital certain offline things lose popularity. Mailboxes are an old staple that will be around as long as people have addresses. Unlike email, mail is protected from tampering by federal law. The United States Postal Service (USPS) issues and enforces regulations for mailboxes. Keep reading to discover some things about […]
What do your commercial mailbox units say about your business? Do they stack up to the rest of your buildings? According to the U.S. Postal Service, 98% of people check their mail every day and more than half find pleasure in receiving mail. It might be the last thing you think of when designing and building your upscale apartment […]
Young attractive woman smiling and opening metal locker door[/caption]Function? Decoration? The best lockers have a little of both. Inelegant storage solutions can end up only adding to the sense of clutter and claustrophobia experienced on your premises. Business clutter can even pose a danger. To keep the place looking tidy, you need storage solutions to suit […]
When running a business, there’s nothing more important than a good first impression. Many business owners strive to focus on the details to put forth the best image of their company. They want their customers to see the best they have to offer.
Here’s one detail you may have overlooked: mailbox style. Different types of mailboxes can change the exterior image of your business.
Learn how to better your image and be at the top of your game. We’ve compiled the most popular mailbox styles for small business owners. Show your customers how must you care about details by going the extra mile.
Keep reading to delve deep into the world of mailboxes!
It happens all the time. We want to catch some zzz’s when out of nowhere the mind begins racing.
Strange thoughts come creeping in causing sleep to flee. You know, you start thinking about all 232 things you need to do tomorrow, that embarrassing moment you had in middle school gym class, and random things like “how has the mailbox evolved over the years?”
We can’t help you with your to-do list, or your embarrassing moments, but we can tell you about the history of the mailbox.
Mailbox design has changed and evolved through the years. Here’s a look at the history of mailboxes and how they’ve changed over time.
In these days of cluttered email inboxes and endless spam, it can be refreshing to get a piece of traditional paper mail in our physical mailboxes.
This is especially true if it’s mail that’s relevant and interesting. Even advertisements can be fun if they’re informative and tailored to what we enjoy.
As a business owner, you may have gotten away from mailing advertisements. After all, email is cheap and online campaigns are effective. If you want to stand out, though, you may want to try direct mail.
Read on to find answers to the question, “What is direct mail?” along with this year’s direct mail trends.
Identity theft is rampant in America, with over $16 billion lost due to consumer fraud. In 2016 alone, there were a whopping 15.4 million consumers victimized by identity theft.
Safeguarding your precious information is key, which means learning all you can about various types of fraud. One type you should know about is mail fraud.
In this article, we’ll talk about what is mail fraud and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
Let’s get started!
USPS has outlined regulations for the size, shape, and placement of residential and commercial mailboxes. But what about people that live in apartments?
A recent survey found that 20% of Americans live in apartment buildings that house more than 2 families.
The USPS delivers about 493.4 million pieces of mail every day.
If 20% of people live in apartments, that would mean there is an average of 98.7 million pieces of mail delivered to apartment mailboxes every day!
Of course, with all that mail going to apartments communities, USPS needed to lay out regulations for block-style apartment mailboxes as well.
These regulations are often referred to as 4C standards because the most common type of mailbox block installed in apartment communities are the 4C mailboxes.
We have researched all the rules and regulations USPS has placed on apartment mailboxes. Read on to find out what they have decreed.
In a way, a mailbox is an unsung hero in our day-to-day lives.
Think about it. It brings us joy on our birthday and anxiety when the bills come in. It helps keep our country running. For all the technology we have in our world, nothing beats getting a package or good news in the mail.
Even if you don’t think about the importance of mailboxes, the USPS sure does! In fact, they have several guidelines regarding the size, placement, and maintenance of mailboxes.
If you’re a residential or commercial property manager, your cluster mailbox has even more guidelines to follow. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about USPS cluster mailbox regulations.
The USPS works in overdrive to ensure all mail is safe and secure. But they can’t control what happens after they put your mail into your mailbox. With 700 million pieces getting delivered daily, that’s a lot of chances for something to get damaged or stolen.
That’s why having secure mailboxes is important. In this post, we’re going over the best mailboxes on the market that provide the security you need.
When was the last time you sent a letter?
Unless it was for a formal reason, it was probably a while ago. The less we use the mail service, the more difficult finances become for mail carriers.
This is why USPS has been cutting down on costs to offset the lack of income. They now require new buildings to have a cluster mail dropoff.
To get ahead of the curve, you should invest in a cluster mailbox for your building. If you are already considering this, now is the time to buy.
But first, let’s look at some considerations you should take when shopping.
Most people don’t think about buying a mailbox because it’s just not something you worry about replacing often, if at all. So if you feel super confused as to what to buy, don’t worry – you aren’t alone.
Knowing how to buy a mailbox isn’t as hard as you might think. You just need to start considering it as less of a boring metal letterbox and more like a sophisticated extension of your home.
This article will teach you all about how to wade through the different types of mailboxes out there and choose the best one for your house. Keep reading to learn more.