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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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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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E-Mail vs. Snail Mail: The Debate Rages On

You might be under the illusion that old fashioned letters are a thing of the past. Perhaps you think all correspondence is by email now. Surprisingly, nearly 16 billion pieces of correspondence went by letter in the United States in 2018. Many people have switched over to e-mail, but snail mail still has its perks. Read on […]

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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 […]