Today, we have so many mailbox options available to us. So, where did it all start?
In America, free mail delivery began as early 1863 for cities and towns (1896 for rural addresses). The first freestanding mail collection box didn’t come along until 1894. By then, most delivery mailboxes were very utilitarian and fashioned by the homeowners themselves. It wasn’t until 1915 that an engineer and postal clerk named Roy J. Joroleman created the first tunnel-shaped mailbox. Even though his basic design has remained a standard even to this day, we now have almost too many mailbox options to choose from.
Modern mailboxes have come a long way and transcend the simple purpose of simply collecting mail. Today’s decorative letterboxes now also serve to compliment the overall style and architecture of the home including:
As well, you can now buy home mailboxes in a variety of mounting options including:
The MailboxWorks offers a huge selection of non-locking and locking residential, decorative mailboxes for sale by some of today’s top manufacturers and designers. From our online inventory you can choose to buy a mailbox and post package or just the letterbox. We also carry column, pedestal, and wall mounted mailboxes along with through-wall (or through-door) mail slots. Whether you want to buy a unique novelty mailbox or one made of modern stainless steel, brass, copper, or wooden cedar, you’ll find what you are looking for in our residential mailboxes section.
The MailboxWorks online mailbox store also offers a wide selection of commercial mailboxes. Check out our Florence cluster box units, which have become the United States Postal Service (USPS) standard. Whether you require a secure centralized mail delivery system for apartments, or commercial mailboxes for your business, college, or university (or for military or government complex installations), we have what you need. Commercial mailbox options include recessed, surface mounted, vertical, horizontal, and mail drop collection boxes. We also carry cell phone storage lockers, key keepers, and even private distribution mailboxes.
Residential Mailbox Manufacturers – At The MailboxWorks, you’ll find residential mailboxes for sale by many of today’s leading manufacturers, including Gaines, Whitehall, HouseArt, Ecco, Imperial, European Home, Mail Boss, Streetscape, Bacova, Amco, America’s Finest, and Architectural, among others.
Commercial Mailbox Manufacturers – We also carry commercial centralized mail delivery systems by many of today’s leading manufacturers including Salisbury, Bommer, and Florence Manufacturing mailboxes.
Along with commercial and residential mailboxes, the MailboxWorks also carries a wide selection of home and garden products and home address plaques and house numbers.
To talk with our mailbox experts you can reach us by calling toll free at (866) 717-4943, by sending us an email, or by filling out our online Contact Form.
We look forward to serving you.