Your Mailbox Guide: 6 Types That Combine Style & Functionality

June 26, 2020

Mail delivery has certainly come a long way since its beginning in 1775. Uncertain delivery times have evolved into almost daily receipt of packages and letters. Leaving your mail at the local inn or tavern has changed into leaving it at your doorstep or curbside. Mailboxes themselves have been continually evolving in order to have every convenience or USPS requirement. The MailboxWorks carries all of these types of mailboxes! Whether you are looking for a unique wall mount mailbox, an apartment mailbox, or anything in between, we can help. Dive in as we help you navigate through options from elegant residential mailboxes to secure commercial solutions, ensuring you find a mailbox that’s just the right fit.

1. Mail Slots

Mail slots are space-efficient and cost-effective.

Mail slots win the residential mailbox gold medal for convenience and cost. They are only available for postal areas where walk-up mail delivery is zoned. However, mail slots have many advantages. First, they are less expensive than other mailboxes. Second, mail slots are the most convenient form of mail delivery. Letters and small packages are delivered right through the slot to the inside of your home. Last, they are the simplest type of mailbox.

Mail Slot Features

  • Available in multiple finishes
  • Available in many metallic materials
  • Optional interior mail collection box

2. Wall Mount Mailboxes

Bobi Classic Front Wall Mount Open
Wall-mount mailboxes can be customized.

Wall mount mailboxes are available for customers with walk-up mail delivery service. However, wall mount mailboxes are more customizable than wall slots. In addition to the broader range of options, these mailboxes are still convenient. Mail and packages are delivered right to your front porch! Most importantly, they have great features.

Wall Mount Mailbox Features

  • Available in multiple finishes
  • Available in many types of metallic materials
  • Variety of designs (hand-painted, embossed, windowed, and more)
  • Optional locking inserts and other anti-theft details
  • Horizontal or vertical orientations
  • Optional newspaper holders
  • Available in large capacity

3. Post Mount Mailboxes

Streetscape Oxford Post Mount Mailbox Installed
Post mount mailboxes are an excellent type of mailbox.

Post mount mailboxes are perfect for postal areas where curbside delivery is available. These types of mailboxes come with lots of options. As a result, our customers can put their personality into their home or business’s curbside appeal.

Post Mount Mailbox Features

  • Multiple colors to choose from
  • Available in many materials (wood, plastic, metal, and manufactured)
  • Optional locking inserts and other anti-theft details
  • Buy a post and a post-mount mailbox separately or as a package
  • Variety of designs (hand-carved, custom, novelty, and more)
  • Multiple design details (finals, brackets, post cuffs, and more)
  • Optional newspaper holders
  • Front-access or rear-access options
  • Side mount, top mount, or front mount options
  • Multi-mount posts available from two to five mounts
  • Personalized address plaques available
  • Available in large capacity

4. Column Mount Mailboxes

Manchester Column Mount Mailbox Installed
Column mount mailboxes are professional and functional.

Column mount mailboxes are also known as free-standing mailboxes. They are a great option if you seek a more professional look. Column mounted mailboxes are recessed mailboxes mounted in either brick, stone, or concrete stucco. These types of mailboxes are perfect for large capacity collection boxes. Moreover, they have an excellent selection of features.

Column Mount Mailbox Features

  • Available in multiple finishes
  • The mailbox portion is available in many types of metallic materials.
  • Variety of design styles (antique, embellished, victorian, and more)
  • Optional locking inserts and other anti-theft details
  • Front-access or rear-access options
  • Personalized address plaques available
  • Available in large capacity

5. Package Drop Boxes

Pedestal Free Standing Collection Drop Boxes
Collection and drop boxes are high security and high capacity.

Both homeowners and business owners alike rely on secure package drop boxes. Many of these drop boxes come with anti-pry and anti-theft features. These types of mailboxes are useful for receiving large amounts of mail and for receiving multiple parcel deliveries per day. They are also convenient for frequent travelers who need their mail and packages kept safe while they are away.

Package Drop Box Features

  • Available in multiple finishes
  • Locking mechanisms come standard
  • Large capacity comes standard
  • Optional outgoing mail slots
  • Optional front or rear access
  • Available in pedestal mount, side mount, or vault-style

6. Multi-tenant Mailboxes

Florence 4C Mailbox Installed
4c mailboxes are just one type of multi-tenant mailbox.

Commercial mailboxes consist of many different kinds of multi-tenant mailboxes. These types of cluster box unit (CBU) mailboxes and 4C mailboxes are the ideal mail delivery solution for apartments and universities as well as businesses and any other multi-tenant property. Above all, they have many features.

UPDATE: 4C Pedestal Mailboxes have been discontinued as of November 30, 2020. The USPS Cluster Box Unit (CBU) Mailbox is now the standard for all multi-family mail delivery.

Multi-tenant Mailbox Features

  • Multiple colors and finishes available
  • Indoor and outdoor options
  • Horizontal or vertical orientations
  • Private or USPS distribution options
  • Optional pedestal mount, flush-mount, or surface mount
  • Pre-determined or customizable arrangements

Ready to find your perfect mailbox?

The MailboxWorks team is here to guide you every step of the way, from exploring residential mailboxes to choosing the ideal wall mount or locking mailbox. Connect with our experts via email or call us toll-free at 1-866-717-4943 for personalized assistance and transform your mailbox experience today!

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