Residential Mailboxes for Sale - Column, Post & Wall Mount

Residential Mailboxes

Here you will find one the largest online selections of residential mailboxes for sale. Our inventory includes residential post mount mailboxes that can be ordered with or without a post. We also offer wall mount, locking, novelty, mail slots, stainless steel, and a variety of decorative posts.

Curbside and Wall Mount

Your residential mailbox can provide an excellent first impression of your home and for your neighborhood. Our selection is categorized by the following ways by which the mailboxes are mounted:

  • Post Mount Mailboxes
  • Wall Mount Mailboxes
  • Mailbox Slots (door and through wall mail slots)
  • Column Mount Mailboxes

Once you or your HOA determines the type of mounting your mailbox requires, you can choose yours from the variety of styles and features found within each of our categories. Call or open a chat to speak with one of our product experts if you need help finding a particular brand or style.

What to Consider When Buying Residential Mailboxes

We recommend that you or your HOA consider three key factors when buying mailboxes for residential installation:

  1. Mailbox Features You can buy a residential mailbox with a variety of unique features such as address panels and locking mailbox inserts.
  2. Mailbox Style and Finish – You can also choose from a myriad of styles and finishes to complement your home; from unique novelty mailboxes or a classic Victorian mailbox finish to the sleek lines of a modern stainless steel mailbox.
  3. Mailbox Accessories – Often, it doesn’t make sense to purchase a stunning residential mailbox and then place it on an old mailbox post. Nor would you want to attach an unsightly orange plastic newspaper holder to your curbside or wall mount mailbox. You can choose an appropriate mailbox post, newspaper holder, post finial, post cuff, and other mailbox accessories while configuring your mailbox. This will help to ensure you create a consistent look for the entire ensemble (or if purchasing for your neighborhood, throughout the community).

Additional Note for Homeowner’s Associations and Builders

The MailboxWorks is the nation’s leading distributor of commercial mailboxes and multi-family mailboxes for residential use. We serve homeowner’s associations and home builders, as well as expert advice for optimal results and competitive mailbox quotes.

Also, you can often save on installation costs and equipment costs by utilizing multi-mount mailboxes (where you mount several mailboxes to one post for multiple residential mailboxes in one unit).

Have questions? Ask Us.

We are here for our customers. As the nation’s largest online retailer for residential mailboxes, we have been helping homeowners, builders, and HOAs find the perfect residential mailbox since 1989.

For free expert assistance in choosing the perfect residential mailbox for your home, simply open a chat, give us a call, or email our residential mailbox experts. We are here to help!

Residential Mailbox FAQs

Post Mount FAQ

What is a post mount mailbox?

Designed for roadside mail delivery, a post mount mailbox is also known as a “curbside” mailbox. This is the most common mailbox setup, can be locking or non-locking, and is mounted on a mailbox post that is set in the ground or set within concrete. Some curbside mailbox posts may also be bolted to a concrete base.

How deep does the mailbox post have to be in the ground?

As a general rule, the hole for your mailbox post should be at least 20 inches deep. You can use fast set concrete to help make the post more secure. Some mailbox posts can be bolted to a pre-formed concrete base.

What is a column mount mailbox?

Column mailboxes are also generally designed for roadside (curbside) mail delivery. Instead of being mounted on a post, the locking or non-locking mailbox insert is usually installed within a pre-built or custom-built column.

Does it matter which side of the road the post mount mailbox is located?

As a general rule, a residential post mount mailbox should be installed on the same side of the street as the delivery address. It may also be installed on the opposite side of the road if that is in keeping with the direction of the mail delivery route.

How far does a post mount mailbox have to be in from the road?

When installed, the door of your post mount mailbox should be no more than 6 to 8 inches back from the curb.

How high does a post mount mailbox have to be from the surface of the road?

Install your post so that the bottom of the mailbox is within 41 to 45 inches from the road’s surface.

Does a mailbox need to have the full home address on it?

This is recommended. Adding a mailbox address is helpful; add your full home address if your mailbox is going to be installed on the opposite side of the street.

How big does the mailbox address have to be?

Your mailbox address numbers should be at least 1 inch tall.

Where on the post mount mailbox should the mailbox address be located?

In general, your mailbox address numbers should be installed on the front mailbox door and/or on the same side as the mailbox flag.

Wall Mount Mailboxes FAQ

What is a wall mount mailbox?

Wall mailboxes were designed for homeowners who receive walk-up mail delivery. These are usually mounted on a wall near the home’s entrance.

How high should a wall mounted mailbox be installed?

Your wall mailbox should be installed near your home’s entrance. Whether your mailbox is being accessed from the front steps, the sidewalk, or the landing of your front porch, it must be within easy reach for your mail carrier.

Do I need to have my address on the wall mount mailbox?

Having the address on your wall mailbox is not required but it is a good idea to install it near your home address numbers.

General Residential Mailboxes FAQ

Can I move my mailbox location?

Before moving your mailbox location we highly recommend that you contact your local postmaster for approval. See here for more details.

How much does a mailbox cost?

Prices can vary depending on your preferences and can range anywhere from less than $30 up to hundreds of dollars or more.

Do I legally have to have a mailbox?

No, there is no law that says you must have a mailbox but it is highly recommended if you wish to receive mail.

Should I get a locking mailbox?

Although you are not required to buy a locking mailbox we do highly recommend them in order to prevent mail theft and/or identity theft.

What is the mailbox flag for?

Although not in general use anymore, the mailbox flag was initially used by the mail carrier to signal the recipient that the mail had been delivered.

Can I receive packages in my mailbox?

With online shopping becoming ever more popular, the postal service is now handling a lot more package deliveries. There are also a lot more people working from home. Today, we find that many homeowners are upgrading to large mailboxes or secure drop boxes for residential use.

Find answers to frequently asked questions on our Mailbox FAQ page.