Gang Mailboxes – 3 Ways to Enhance Florence Cluster Mailboxes

November 15, 2016

Florence 12 Door CBU MailboxUSPS gang mailboxes, also called commercial gang mailboxes or CBU mailboxes, are quite simply outdoor cluster mailboxes by Florence Manufacturing.

As Florence cluster mailboxes, USPS gang mailboxes are approved by the United States Postal Service for outdoor mail delivery to apartments, business complexes, colleges, residential developments, universities and industrial complexes. You will also find them at any other institution where multiple tenants or residents are being served by a centralized mail delivery system.

Available online at The MailboxWorks, Florence gang mailboxes are the only brand approved by the USPS and are made to the exact specifications of the U.S. Postal Service. However, their ubiquitous nature can be architecturally uninteresting to many US residents and tenants.

Most developers and homeowner association boards, as well as apartment managers, are looking to improve the distinctiveness and appearance of their USPS gang mailboxes. The mailbox experts at The MailboxWorks provide these three cluster mailbox enhancement tips for improving your outdoor USPS gang mailboxes:

1.     Gang Mailbox Color Options

Sandstone is the color of the vast majority of USPS gang mailboxes ordered and installed in North America. In fact, over 85% of all the cluster mailboxes ordered are sandstone color. This makes the other three commercial mailbox finishes (black, bronze, or postal grey) become very distinct once installed. The ubiquitous nature of the sandstone color is one of the main reasons why this color is the standard finish. In fact, the sandstone finish can ship faster than most other colors from the majority of US commercial mailbox retailers. However, at the The MailboxWorks, the nation’s leading retailer of USPS gang mailboxes, you can order whatever color you need (black, bronze, postal grey, or sandstone) without any extra lead time or shipping delay.

Florence Mailboxes Black Filled Engraving2.     Enhance the Tenant Door Numbering Tags

Standard silver decals are the most popular choice for tenant door numbering on USPS gang mailboxes as they provide the fastest shipping time. But for those who out-plan their contemporaries, or who are willing to wait an additional one or two weeks for delivery, there are a few other tenant door numbering options available to you. And while non-standard door numbering options are nowhere near as obvious of a change as a different finish on the entire cluster mailbox unit, it is stunning how an engraved or custom-door numbering option can punctuate a distinct look for your gang mailboxes. Options include:

  • Engraving (available at no extra fee)
  • Black Fill Engraving (available for a minor extra fee)
  • White Fill Engraving (available for a minor extra fee)

The black filled or white filled engraving option does add about seven dollars per tenant door engraved (on the 16 tenant door gang mailboxes) but the engraved look is significantly more distinctive than the standard silver decal or regular engraving.

Florence 16 Door Traditional CBU Mailbox3.     Enhance with Architectural Wraps

The most significant enhancements you can make to your new USPS gang mailboxes are by adding custom molded wraps that turn an otherwise utilitarian style gang mailbox into an architectural marvel. Commonly called cluster mailbox accessory kits, these custom molded architectural details include easy-to-snap-together wraps to dress up the gang mailbox pedestal, column base, and/or the roof of the cluster mailbox unit. These are available in two styles:

  • Vogue Traditional – This style features a ball finial atop a sloped roof and a round fluted pedestal/column wrap.
  • Vogue Classic – This style features an angular crown molding style roof with a square fluted column wrap.

These cluster mailbox accessory kits offer you a unique mailbox finish that buoys your sense of aesthetic in the community. In other words, although architectural wraps do require a larger investment, they provide a mailbox your tenants and residents will be proud to use.

Still Have Questions about USPS Gang Mailboxes?

If you still have questions about any of our USPS gang mailboxes or if you need help with placing an order, please contact The Mailboxworks online or call our mailbox experts toll free at 1-866-717-4943.


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