Industry

01
November
2018

Which Mailbox Styles Are Popular With Small Business Owners?

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!

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17
October
2018

How Mailboxes and Mailbox Design Has Changed Over Time

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.

You're welcome.

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.

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09
October
2018

What Is Direct Mail? 2018 Trends You Should Be Aware Of

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.

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25
September
2018

What Is Mail Fraud and What Should You Do About It?

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!

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17
September
2018

What are the USPS Rules and Regulations for Apartment Mailboxes?

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.

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07
September
2018

Everything You Need to Know About USPS Cluster Mailbox Regulations

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.

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28
August
2018

What are the Best Secure Mailboxes for 2018?

700 million pieces of mail get delivered every day to homes and businesses. That's almost two pieces of mail for every United States resident!

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.

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17
August
2018

A Brief Cluster Box Unit Buying Guide

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.

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07
August
2018

Want to Buy a Mailbox? Here's What to Look for

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.

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27
July
2018

To the Letter: When And How To Replace Your Mailbox

Your mailbox is starting to look a little... old. It's rust-covered and bent a bit to the side like it's become your own personal Leaning Tower of Post. Plus, you're pretty sure the holes in the wooden support aren't from weathering.

After a decade of use, it's time for the old box to retire.

But how do you go about upgrading? You're not even sure where to begin.

Fortunately, there are a plethora of choices when replacing a mailbox, and finding the right one is easy with our handy guide. We'll take you through the entire process of replacing your mailbox, from choosing the right one all the way to installation.

By the time we're done, you'll say "good riddance" to that old, rusted creature that haunted your drive for years.

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19
July
2018

How to Replace Your Mailbox Lock

When you check the mail, you have trust that your mailbox is secure. But what happens if you lose your key? Or what if the mailbox lock gets broken?

Many factors could jeopardize the safety of your personal items.

Mail theft is a problem rarely thought about until it happens to you. There are around 10,000 arrests a year for mail theft. A mailbox lock is often broken to steal personal items or someone's identity.

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09
July
2018

How to Choose the Type of Mail Sorter That's Best for Your Business?

Does your office lack infrastructure? If so, it could be costing you a significant amount of revenue each year.

Disorganization is a waste of time and money.

Think about all of the time you or your employees are wasting trying to find essential communications.

If you don't know exactly where those documents are, you need a mail sorter.

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26
June
2018

8 Tips to Make Your Physical Mail More Secure

The United States Postal Service delivers approximately 700,000 pieces of snail mail each day. That's 700,000 chances of mail theft or fraud to occur.

While most people today are concerned with digital hacking and identify theft, traditional mail can pose the same threats and concerns.

But don't worry. You can keep your mail, accounts, and your identity safe by taking precautions to prevent mail tampering. Keep reading for 8 ways to keep your physical mail secure.

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18
June
2018

The Sticky History of the Rural Mailbox

Did you know that prior to the 1850s the rural mailbox did not exist?

Without the development of the mailbox, we would likely be living in a vastly different world today.

As early as the 12th century A.D., humans were using pigeons to send long-distance messages to one another, occasionally saving lives with these messages.

The advent of the modern letter delivery service allowed for even better communication, as it depended more on people than pigeons.

However, with the humble beginnings of the postal service, mailboxes were soon to follow.

But, these boxes for mail did not always look the way that they do today. In fact, there was a wide variety of them that predated the existing one.

Read on to find out about the rocky start of American mailboxes.

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07
June
2018

How to Select the Best Multi-Unit Mailbox For Commercial Use

Amazon Prime delivered 5 billion packages in 2017, and there's no sign of a slowdown coming anytime soon. With packages delivered to everyone from commercial to residential customers, commercial companies are especially reliant on secure mail facilities. When you're shopping for a multi-unit mailbox, you should keep in mind the changing state of mail delivery.

Shipping sensitive customer or product data can be important to small businesses, legal firms, and medical offices. They want to know that you've carefully chosen a good multi-unit mailbox solution that will keep their secrets safe.

When you're searching for the best multi-unit mailbox for your commercial site, be sure you consider these 5 features.

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