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21
May
2018

Everything Your Mail Carrier Wants You To Know

Guess what? In 2017, the Postal Service processed and delivered 149.5 billion pieces of mail.

That's a lot of mail delivered by a lot of mail carriers! But even though you see him or her often, there are a lot of things you probably don't know about your mail carrier.

That's why we've compiled everything your postal carrier wants you to know in this blog post.

Check it out!

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14
May
2018

Your Guide to a Business Cluster Mailbox

The United States Postal Service processes around 493 million pieces of mail every day. Even with this undivided business, they are still struggling to keep up financially. As a result, a new system called a cluster mailbox was devised.

Dropping the mail off at your door is incredibly costly. In fact, some estimate that it costs around $353 a year just for one home. Most of the time, you aren't in charge of these costs, the postal service is.

However, with rising prices every year, postal units are looking for new ways to be fiscally responsible. Instead of going door to door delivering mail, mail carriers are encouraging businesses to get cluster mailboxes.

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07
May
2018

How to Install a Commercial Mailbox

Are you a business, part of collective of businesses sharing an office space, or just someone in charge of installing a mailbox?

You've probably seen those large commercial mailboxes lining neighborhoods and business complexes and wonder how you can do it too.

Well, the good news for you is that it's actually easy to install a mailbox!

No matter what kind or how many commercial mailboxes you're looking to install, we have a guide that will take you from beginning to end of the installation process in five easy steps.

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25
April
2018

A Guide to the Top Cluster Box Units for 2018

The future is here. But instead of flying cars and time machines, we've got smaller revolutions, like changes to our mail.

One of those changes is the introduction of cluster box units or CBUs. These multi-unit mailboxes provide elegant solutions to a multitude of postal problems.

So how do you enter the future with a CBU equipped with the features you need for the challenges that come with shipping and receiving packages in 2018?

With this handy guide to the top cluster box units of the year, you'll find a plethora of options, each with unique features that fit your needs.

Categories: National Mailboxes Blog, Industry

20
April
2018

Finding the Best Locking Mailbox to Suit Your Business Needs

153.9 billions pieces of mail were delivered in 2017.

That's a lot of mail floating around. Mail fraud is a serious felony, but unfortunately, it happens more than we are aware of. In fact, it is one of the most common federal criminal charges.

One of the most famous mail fraud cases happened in 1920. Charles Ponzi reportedly made 1 million dollars a day on a scheme using postal reply coupons. He ended up in federal prison and died a poor, crippled man. But not before the term "Ponzi Scheme" was coined.

When it comes to mail, you want to know it is safe and secure. Choosing the correct locking mailbox is imperative. Keep reading to find the best choice for you.

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16
April
2018

The 3 Benefits of Using Locking Mailboxes

Did you know that identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the US?

In fact, according to a recent survey, $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million U.S. consumers in 2016.

Thieves can hack your computer, steal documents from your trash or even steal the post from your mailbox. How can you protect yourself and your family?

One way is to make sure your mailbox is kept securely locked. What are the benefits of using locking mailboxes? Keep reading to find out!

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10
April
2018

The Top 5 Security Features of 4C Mailboxes

While almost everyone has had an encounter with theft, have you ever been a victim of mail theft? In 2013, the Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General arrested 2,876 mail thieves. Of course, unofficially, the numbers of mail theft victims is likely much higher than this.

Who doesn't love waiting for packages or presents to come in? The last thing anyone wants to imagine is someone stealing them from their mailbox. This is, however, a risk of having an unsecured mailbox - especially during the holidays.

The best way to prevent this crime is to step up your mailbox security. This is where 4C mailboxes come in. Check out these 5 ways 4C mailboxes can protect valuable mail.

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21
March
2018

Ideal Dimensions for Modern Commercial Mailboxes

Commercial mailboxes are as vital now as ever. With all the advances in technology in today's world, nothing has replaced the need or importance of commercial mailboxes.

Commercial mailboxes come in a number of sizes. So how big does your mailbox really need to be?

Keep reading to learn about the ideal mailbox dimensions for your business.


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13
March
2018

7 Tips to Having the Coolest Mailbox on the Block

Did you know that the 1923 law mandating that every American have a mailbox is still in force?

Pretty crazy, right?

Luckily, there's no law saying you can't have some fun with the way your mailbox looks.

Even if you tend to use email more than snail mail, having an awesome mailbox at the end of your drive is a great way to show off your personality, make your house stand out, and increase curb appeal.

There are tons of different ways to personalize your mailbox, so there's something out there to suit absolutely everyone.

Can't think of a cool design?

Keep reading for tons of personalized mailbox inspiration.

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26
February
2018

4 Ways To Keep Your Mail Slot Safe And Secure

Mail slots are convenient ways to get your mail without bundling up in cold weather or braving the summer heat. They're also a vintage homage to a simpler time.

Unfortunately, a mail slot can be alluring for a burglar, too. Unlike other residential mailboxes, mail drops provide a way into your home that most homeowners forget to secure.

An obvious solution is to give up your mail drop altogether in favor of a roadside mailbox. This can involve replacing your front door with one that doesn't have a mail drop. Or you could install a slot cover for a more cost-effective fix. Either way, you would need to check with your local post office for regulations.

But fortunately, you can keep the whimsy of your mail drop while also making it more secure. Here's how:

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14
February
2018

3 Major Benefits Of Parcel Lockers

Living in today's society of instant gratification, it can be difficult to keep up with constantly pleasing customers. It almost seems like customers continue to expect more and more convenience when doing business.

This isn't necessarily a negative thing, though. Innovative progress can be an opportunity for a business to grow and build a larger, more loyal clientele.

One option to consider is the installation of parcel lockers for customers. With the substantial rise of E-commerce trade, everyday individuals have become used to receiving their digital orders quickly and efficiently.

Listed below are the three major reasons a parcel locker could be a sensible, long-term investment for anyone.

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09
February
2018

Why You Need to Pick A Heavy Duty Mailbox for Your Business

Is your business mailbox heavy-duty? Or is it a small and weak piece of material? Your business probably receives lots of packages and letters. You also may use physical mail for marketing and receive marketing materials.

You need a mailbox that can sustain a large amount of mail you receive.

The quality of your mailbox also depends on your company's image. If your mailbox is scratched and chipped, will that represent a good image for your company?

There are several benefits of upgrading your mailbox to a more durable one.

A brand new mailbox will give your business a sleeker image and provide great hardware for holding mail.

Here are a few reasons why you should get a heavy duty mailbox for your company.

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29
January
2018

The Advantages of Cluster Mailboxes for Businesses

As a small business owner or a commercial property owner, mail delivery has to be a priority. Your tenants or employees need to feel safe about their personal mail.

A common solution to this is a cluster mailbox, which comes in a variety of models. You can find ones that are USPS approved and offer very high-security.

If you're not quite sold on these multiple unit mailboxes, then we're here to sway your opinion. They're customizable, convenient to use, and affordable.

We'll get into all that. Here are some advantages of choosing cluster mailboxes for your commercial property.

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22
January
2018

Guide: 6 Different Types of Mailboxes

You get so used to seeing one particular type of mailbox that you start to believe that all mailboxes look and operate in the same way. However, the truth of the matter is that there is a huge variety of postage boxes on the market, all of which operate just a little differently.

If you're looking for a new mailbox for your home, apartment, or commercial property, you're probably hoping to catch a glimpse of all that's out there. In that case, you're in the right place.

This guide will cover 6 different types of mailboxes and explain what each is good for.

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12
January
2018

4 Essential Tips for Installing 4C Mailboxes

If you're building a multi-unit apartment complex or an office park with several suites, a 4C mailbox is the easiest way to consolidate your tenants' mail.

But how do you make sure the mail stays secure? Aside from directing tenants to follow U.S. Postal Service (USPS) safety tips, the way you install your mailbox can make a big difference.

Here's how to install your 4C mailboxes for the best results.


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