A diverse range of mailboxes, along with other outdoor structures and decor, including log racks and storage sheds, are available at Staples for traditional and customizable access for parcels, letters, and similar packages. The ideal postbox gives a balance between enhancing the attractive appearance of a home or building and providing maximum security to its contents. The essential features to consider when choosing one include the frequency and size of the mail, type of mailbox material, type of mail delivery, and other additional elements.

Consider the frequency and size of the mail
Small to medium-size capacity postboxes work best for homes that receive an average mail volume. Higher mail volumes or sizeable parcels such as shoe boxes and padded envelopes require large mailboxes. The extra-large box size can accommodate high-volume deliveries that include large boxes and bundled mail.

Check the type of mailbox material
Choosing the appropriate box material depends on the environmental conditions of the area and the user's intended application. Steel letterboxes are recommendable for their low-maintenance service and resistance to damage. Ensure you select a box with a powder-coated finish to prevent damage from rust and other corrosive agents. The aluminum letterbox is durable, lightweight, and aesthetically appealing. The material is also resistant to rust and corrosion and is ideal for an attractive outdoor ambiance and long-term service. Plastic letterboxes offer durability and ease of maintenance. It's essential to choose a sturdy polypropylene plastic material with ultraviolet light inhibitors to ensure the mailbox maintains its appealing looks.

Research mail delivery services and local regulations
Post-mounted mailboxes work best if the carrier delivers the mail at the curb. It's recommendable to fasten the postbox securely on a post around some plants to enhance the curb appeal and achieve a long-lasting first impression. Set up wall-mounted postboxes on the outside walls of the house, especially where the mail carrier delivers the mail directly to the house entrance. In addition to mail delivery, wall-mounted letterboxes also make for an essential outdoor decor accessory. It's essential to ensure you comply with homeowners and neighborhood restrictions as well as local zoning regulations before selecting a mailbox to prevent costly inconveniences later on.

Additional features to consider
Consider buying lockable letterboxes for aesthetics and maximum security. Rear-access letterboxes offer extra safety on busy streets since it gives limited access to small children and unauthorized persons. Some postboxes also have built-in compartments for newspapers and magazines. The additional storage prevents overflow and damage from overstuffing.

Must a mailbox have a flag?
The post office requires that letterboxes containing outgoing mail via United States Postal Service (USPS) must have a flag. The recommendable outgoing flag colors are red or fluorescent orange. Most wall-mounted postboxes only carry received mail and parcels and don't require any signal flags.

Who is responsible for community mailboxes?
The local post office is responsible for USPS-owned community letterboxes, while property managers are responsible for letterboxes in apartment complexes. They all provide the tenants and users with compartments and access keys.

What are the most durable materials for postboxes?
The most durable materials are powder-coated cast aluminum, steel, and stainless steel. These help ensure weatherproofing and corrosion resistance.
AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, White (631-05-WHI)AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, White (631-05-WHI)
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  • Long lasting strength
  • 16-gauge galvanized steel
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AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, White (631-04-WHI)AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, White (631-04-WHI)
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  • 16-gauge galvanized steel
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Whitehall Products Capitol Mailbox - Bronze (16000)
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Whitehall Products Capitol Mailbox - Bronze (16000)
Item #2634190
Model #16000
  • The Capitol Mailbox is 20% larger than a standard mailbox. Magazines lay flat in the generous interior. Approved by Postmaster General.
  • Manufactured from sand cast, high-density aluminum alloy
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AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Black (631-05-BLK)AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Black (631-05-BLK)
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AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Red (631-04-RED)AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Red (631-04-RED)
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  • Long lasting strength
  • 16-gauge galvanized steel
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AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Blue (631-05-BLU)AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Blue (631-05-BLU)
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AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Red (631-05-RED)AdirOffice Wall-Mounted Steel Mailbox, Red (631-05-RED)
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Parcel Guard Smart Mailbox, Gray (DPG37G)Parcel Guard Smart Mailbox, Gray (DPG37G)
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Parcel Guard Smart Mailbox, Gray (DPG37G)
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  • Smart delivery vault keeps all your online deliveries safe until you get home
  • Dimensions: 39.5"H x 19.75"W x 16"D
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SereneLife Indoor/Outdoor Wall Mount Locking Mailbox, Silver (93599568M)SereneLife Indoor/Outdoor Wall Mount Locking Mailbox, Silver (93599568M)
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  • Indoor or Outdoor
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SereneLife Indoor/Outdoor Wall Mount Locking Mailbox White (93599566M)SereneLife Indoor/Outdoor Wall Mount Locking Mailbox White (93599566M)
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