Why Not to Buy A Home Mailbox at Big Box Stores

December 20, 2016 3:54 pm by

Whitehall Superior Mailbox PackageTop 3 Secrets Big Box Stores Don’t Want You to Know

Let’s face it; a residential mailbox is not an everyday purchase so most homeowners have little to no experience buying a home mailbox. This makes the buying process, from what to buy to where to buy from, a little daunting for some.

While a big box store may seem like the easiest and most obvious choice, it’s wise to be aware of the three key limitations they have…3 key secrets that the big box stores don’t want you to know when buying a mailbox.

Big box stores have:

  1. Limited stock and limited choice for home mailboxes
  2. Limited knowledge about mailbox styles and options
  3. No way of answering your questions or helping you make an informed decision

Hentzi Rugged Rural Copper MailboxesBig Box Stores Very Limited in Mailbox Choices

As North America’s leading retailer of residential mailboxes, The MailboxWorks has a warehouse full of hundreds of different home mailbox styles and options including column, wall, and post mount mailboxes plus cedar mailboxes, novelty mailboxes and even mailbox replacement parts. This is something that the typical big box store simply does not have the space or resources to offer.

At best, most big box stores can only dedicate a few feet of a single aisle to display their limited mailbox options. As well, most homeowners are not aware that the home mailboxes at big box stores are usually displayed primarily to tempt you to price shop among their very limited selection.

By shopping for a home mailbox online, you can not only quickly compare mailbox prices, but also compare better, more appropriate mailbox styles (and features) that will best suit your home’s décor. In many cases, you can also avoid paying the sales tax that the big box stores must levy.

Big Box Stores Staff Lack Mailbox Knowledge

Ecco 8 Victorian Tower Curbside MailboxWhenever we buy an item that we are not familiar with we will have questions. The very limited supply of home mailboxes at big box stores are just a few of thousands of different products they offer, which makes it impossible for their employee to have any real knowledge or understanding of the home mailboxes they sell.

In fact, in all likelihood, you will know as much, if not more, about the home mailboxes they carry than the employee will. Generally, employee training at big box stores is only focused on guiding customers to the right aisle to find the types of products they are looking for.

Big Box Stores Cannot Answer Your Questions

Without the training and the knowledge about the products they carry, employees at the big box stores simply won’t be able to help you. When you buy a mailbox from a recognized supplier like The Mailboxworks however, the employees are mailbox experts because their training and knowledge are focused on their primary product line: mailboxes.

If you have a question about mailbox size, style, color, features, security, replacement parts, or installation, the staff at The Mailboxworks will be able to give you the answers you need.

Whether you are purchasing off the showroom floor in Naperville, Illinois (near Chicago) or you are buying a home mailbox online, our customer service staff will be able to help answer all your questions.

If you have a question about buying a home mailbox or if you need help placing a mailbox order, call The Mailboxworks customer service line toll free at 1-800-824-9985 or contact us through our online contact form and someone will be glad to serve you.

The MailboxWorks also offers free shipping on most mailbox products plus hassle free returns or exchanges.

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