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Security Mailboxes 101: Your Locking Mailbox Questions Answered

The U.S. Postal Sevice recorded more than 2000 arrests for mail theft in 2019. If you think that is too many, consider how many thefts went unreported or unsolved! The vast majority of postal theft happens after the mail carrier deposits items in your box. Unscrupulous people simply remove the mail to examine at their leisure. Checks, credit cards, […]

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7 Common Questions about Commercial Mailbox Guidelines

Mailboxes have been the cornerstone of postage since the 1850s. As mail demand increases and grows over time, mailbox guidelines and receptacles change. Different sizes of parcels and letters need a larger and more secure mailbox. Because of this development, another option other than the traditional mailbox was needed. Today, businesses and people have a choice; […]

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How Big Should Your Mailbox Be? USPS Mailbox Regulations and More

We are all familiar with the blue mailbox collection boxes. Did you know those mailboxes were not always blue?  Before 1971 there was no standard color, so they could be green, red, white, or any other color. Today the United States Postal Service has more than 141,900 blue collection boxes in use. If they were placed side-by-side […]

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Who Is Responsible for Cluster Mailboxes? All Your Questions Answered

Buying a new house is an exciting time for most people. The style of the home, the neighborhood, the decor are all a part of the selection process. Thanks to the USPS, some communities have community mailboxes called clusters, but who is responsible for cluster mailboxes? Being aware of mailbox rules wasn’t always essential when […]

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Apartment Postal 101: How Does a Cluster Box Mailbox Work?

The U.S. Postal service handles about 187.8 million pieces of mail each day. Many of these pieces of mail contain sensitive information that thieves could use to steal people’s identity. For this reason, many people choose to have locking mailboxes. This is something that your tenants will be looking for when they rent an apartment from you. By […]

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The Latest in Mail News: How Mailbox Enfranchisement Could Affect You

USPS revenue has been declining, on track to have billions of dollars in deficit over the next decade. Their loss could be your gain. Times have been tough for the United States Postal Service. With the rise of email and less people practicing the art of letter writing, there’s been a decline in mail volume. Now a new […]

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Commercial Mailboxes vs Residential Mailboxes: What’s the Difference?

Since the 1850s, mailboxes have become a standard fixture of American life. It became easier for people to use the mail service with the invention of postage stamps. A bit further during the 1870s, the Pony Express was founded and delivered mail to cities all across America. This caused a tidal shift in availability for businesses and […]