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Mailbox Postal Specialties

August 1st, 2017 by
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We are sure our Mailbox Postal Specialties will accommodate your needs when looking to purchase mailboxes. XPB Lockers products can be found in communities throughout the United States, including apartment buildings, condominiums, colleges and universities, office buildings, medical centers, military bases, government buildings and more. We have optional postal specialties that you can choose from also.

Optional Mailboxes Add Convenience

You can add more features to your pack and ship store or outdoor mail location with a few of the different optional pieces and accessories that we carry. For example, a Pedestal Drop Box comes in regular, large and jumbo sizes, and gives patrons and business owners a secure location to drop off mail for collection. Our Courier Boxes provide the same
convenience, but for large parcels and special couriers.

For business owners and patrons alike, our Parcel Locker Wall Mounted gives recessed installation for security, and provides as-needed space to receive packages. Give us a call so we can help you decide which mailbox postal specialties are needed for you project.

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USPS Approved Community Mailboxes

August 30th, 2015 by
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USPS-Approved-Community-MailboxesAny USPS Approved Community Mailboxes that will be used in the U.S. need to meet or exceed the requirements set by the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S.P.S. regularly updates their mail receptacle requirements, but the local postmaster may also have special ones for certain locations.

Because most community mailboxes are mounted or installed outdoors, resistance to the elements and harsh weather extremes is a must. Durable metal, such as aluminum, that resists rust and finishes that offer additional protection keep the unit safe from damage so that it can keep residents’ mail secure.

Our 13-Door Cluster Mail Box Unit with Parcel Locker has a weather protection flap, and the corrosion-resistant fabrication gets additional protection from one of 6 different powder coated finishes. You can choose from sandstone, bronze, black, green, white, or gray. Optional pedestals have the same fabrication and finish choices.

Secure Locking Mechanisms
Locks might keep honest people honest, but they also help keep dishonest people from tampering with the mail. Community mailboxes need a means for postal carriers to access the interior and deposit or collect mail without compromising the security.

Our 8-Door Cluster Mail Box Unit with Parcel Locker has a heavy-duty 5-pin cylinder cam lock to keep the mail safe and sound. The front access features master locking panels, which means mail carriers can open all of them, but each user only has access to his or her own box.Request A Quote

 

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Mailbox Design Options

December 6th, 2012 by
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Retail strip centers are normally serviced with post-mounted mailbox designs. Also known as CBUs, these mail boxes sit on top of a pedestal   These USPS outdoor mail centers offer each tenant an individual mail unit that can be accessed with a key.  Both standard and decorative CBUs are available and include outgoing mail slots and built-in parcel lockers.  Retail centers can also purchase additional outdoor parcel lockers for high volume package delivery.

CBU units are also popular in small commercial buildings with only 2-4 tenants, law offices, tax offices, and very small office parks with building tenants facing toward a central courtyard area.

 

Commercial Mail Receiving Centers offer mail box rentals to DBAs, individuals, and corporations who want to receive their mail at different location other than their own physical address. The demands for commercial mail receiving centers when people began to become dissatisfied with standard P.O. boxes rented from local post offices.  CMRCs can invest in either aluminum or brass mailbox designs that will service a large number of clients in even a small building with limited wall space. There are also specialty products available for package deliveries.

Schools and university campuses need mail centers for interdepartmental mail. These mail delivery units do not have to be USPS certified if they are used only by internal staff.  Various types of mail drops and parcel lockers can be ordered that will help any campus streamline their interdepartmental correspondence and package delivery.  Letter boxes are an absolute must for public schools because they allow teachers to quickly share hard copy documents with one another and school administrators.

Number mailbox designs exist for office buildings of varying sizes and functions. USPS regulations require mail centers to be on the first floor.  Office buildings with multiple tenants on each floor will want to choose from wall-mounted horizontal units or free-standing mail centers.  Very small building with only a handful of tenants can invest in larger vertical mail boxes.  Buildings where large companies occupy multiple floors will typically build inter-office mail centers on each floor using either vertical units or using specialty equipment in addition to the first floor mail center.  Offices can also accommodate package deliveries by investing in USPS approved parcel drops.

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Secure Locking Community Mailboxes

April 26th, 2012 by
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Why do people need secure locking community mailboxes?

Security is one reason, as the name indicates.  While mail theft is a Federal crime and not likely to occur due to the prison penalty it invokes, there are still some individuals in the world that will actually go there if given the opportunity.  Vandalism is also a problem.  People like to put things in mail slots that do not belong there just to be malicious.  Mail boxes on poles, like you see in front of the typical all-American house with a fence and a spotted dog, are also targets for road racers who think it is funny to knock over an elderly couple’s mailboxes.

Both the mail service and communities at large have come to realize that secure community mailboxes that offer access only to mail carriers and users are the best way to protect people from criminal mischief.  These units are highly durable and designed to last for years at a time, making them maintenance free for the duration of their use.

What kinds of secure locking community mailboxes do you sell?
We sell several different kinds of configurations that fall into essentially two categories: residential and commercial.

Residential mailboxes are divided again into two more categories: those that are used in apartment communities and those that are used in gated communities, townhome communities, and planned communities.

Mail boxes that are made for apartments mount to the wall.  They can be surface mounted and front loading, or recessed mounted with rear loading capacity.  Rear loading units require a separate mail room for the carrier located behind the wall, which may not be present in all apartment buildings.  That being said, many of the mail carriers we know have told us that their favorite types of apt. mail box units are the vertical designs that forward load.  These secure locking community mailboxes are larger than horizontal units and allow larger pieces of mail to be inserted without having to be folded.  This saves carriers time and reduces the number of mistakes they make.

What kinds of secure locking community mailboxes do you offer to businesses?

We sell a wall mounted arrangement of anywhere from 6-30 individual boxes.  Each unit has 5-cylinder locking mechanism that offers the best possible security combined with space saving consolidation power.  Most businesses prefer rear-loading models when they have a separate mail room available.  If not, we have configurations that can front load from a surface mounted position.

What secure locking community mailboxes do you recommend for housing developments and gated communities?
We recommend pedestal mounted units that are equally convenient to both mail carriers and residents alike.  Read more about them here.

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Why Should I Buy Horizontal Mailboxes Instead of Vertical Mailboxes?

August 10th, 2011 by
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Many organizations ask us this when they see how much mail can be loaded into a larger vertical mail box, and when they see how easy it is for mail carriers to quickly retrieve and deliver mail in a large, easily accessible vertical slot.  While these are major points of convenience for both mail carriers and users alike, horizontal mailboxes are much more practical when space is limited, or when there is a large community of people to service.

The reason for this is simple.  Vertical mailboxes are much larger, and they line up in a single row along a wall.  It takes a rather large wall to accommodate a large number of vertical units.  However, horizontal mailboxes, due to their compact size, and the fact that they can be arranged in multiple rows, consume far less horizontal wall space.

30 horizontal mailboxes can be installed along the wall between two large offices without having to sacrifice floor space that can be much better utilized for leasing, production, and profitability.

Vertical mailboxes are indeed highly attractive and provide better space accommodations for larger envelops and oversized mail.  Their best application is in places where cosmetics and convenience are necessary to attract business on the basis of amenities.  They are also very practical for very small apartments and office buildings that do not have that many mail recipients to service.

Realistically, however, horizontal mailboxes are preferred by most architects and building managers responsible for mail services to communities of any considerable size.   The existing of front loading horizontal units makes them even more space efficient for organizations that cannot afford to sacrifice floor space to a mail room behind the boxes. 

There are even surface mounted configurations that allow builders responsible for remodels to install a compact mail center that does not even require cutting into the wall.

The key to this flexibility of applications lies in the innate simplicity of horizontal mail box design.  As an individual unit, the individual box is nothing more than that—a box that is slightly wider than it is tall. 

However, this very basic design allows for the creation of highly compact, customized mail centers simply by arranging the necessary number of horizontal mail boxes in an appropriate number of rows and columns that make the most of a small amount of wall space.  Parcel lockers and outgoing mail boxes can be installed within these clusters that will accommodate every possible need of mail recipients in the building.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Should I buy Vertical or Horizontal USPS Mailboxes?

August 8th, 2011 by
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The choice should be based on space requirements of two different sorts.  One is the overall available floor space of your building.  The other is your available wall space. 

The first thing to look at is your floor plan.  Rear loading USPS mailboxes require corridor access from behind.  If your building can be constructed with such a corridor, or if you are remodeling a building that already has such a corridor, then rear loading mailboxes will allow you to service a large number of users with a smaller amount of wall space. 

Rear loading, horizontal USPS mailboxes stack one on top of the other.  Each box unit is smaller than their vertical counterparts, so less room is needed to accommodate a large number of users.  If you have an apartment building, office building, or postal mail retail center, then horizontally mounted units that load from the rear are the best possible option.

If you have limited wall space, many users, but no room for a mail corridor, you can also buy front loading horizontal USPS mailboxes.  This is particularly beneficial to buildings that remodeling to accommodate new tenants.  Surface mounted horizontal units that load from the front offer the most cost effective, space management solution to meet the needs of users.

Then again, you may have a very small apartment building, office building, or rural postal center than only caters to a small number of users.  In this event, you can offer your users more personal mail storage space with vertical mailboxes.  These units are large enough that most oversized mail can be neatly stacked without being folded.  Magazines can be placed in these boxes without permanently creasing the pages. 

Vertical USPS mail boxes load from the front.  They are very easy for mail carriers to access.  Sometimes couriers get into a hurry due to heavy demands on their time.  Most prefer the vertical boxes because they are easier to load mail into without having to stuff oversized mail into a cramped space.  It is also easier to load mail into boxes that people do not check every day. 

The only disadvantage to vertically mounted USPS mail boxes is that they do take up a great deal of wall space.  Buildings that plan to expand in the future need to make certain that they have enough room on the mail wall to add new boxes in the event that more tenants move in. 

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinkscommercial bathroom equipmentcommercial outdoor furniturebleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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USPS Approved CBU Mailboxes

April 2nd, 2011 by
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USPS approved CBU mailboxes make it easy for people living in unique, very private environments to easily access their mail. They also make it easy for mail carriers to deliver mail quickly at a single point. On a commercial level, they provide a vital service to businesses in small office parks and to stores and restaurants in retail centers.

USPS approved CBU mailboxes mount on pedestals that cluster the units together in an attractive configuration. These pedestal mounts can contain any number of mailboxes, along with a parcel box and an outgoing mail slot. Pedestal mount configurations are ideal for housing developments where people live out in the country. The mail carrier can deliver mail all at once to an outdoor mail box configuration, and everyone can pick up their mail from the central location when convenient.

This also works for apartment complexes where there is no central hallway, and where mounting mailboxes to a brick wall cannot be affordably and practically done. People in smaller apartment complexes would need to go outside to get their mail anyway if there are no mail slots on the door. Pedestal mounted cluster CBU mailboxes can be placed on the sidewalk in a covered area that provides shelter from the rain if the weather is bad.

In the world of small office parks, USPS approved CBU mailboxes are also the best option for mail pickup and delivery. This is because small office parks typically face similar space limitations that condominium, apartment complexes, and townhome complexes face.

While some office parks may want to have mail delivered to their door, this consumes mail carrier time. Someone is also going to be last in line and possibly miss business. It is much better for everyone for all parties to know when their mail is arriving and when they can pick it up.

The same principle holds true for urban strip centers that lease space to small coffee shops, cafes, and retail stores. With such a variety of businesses sharing a very small complex, the only real viable mail delivery option is the USPS approved CBU mailboxes. A pedestal mount will take up far less space than a wall mounted configuration which building restrictions may not permit in any respect.

Both businesses and retailers can order USPS approved CBU mailboxes in one of two different door sizes (A or B) depending on the volume of mail they receive on a daily basis. Six color choices that range between black and white let facility managers compliment any architecture or landscape design.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of commercial mailboxes, lockers, outdoor furniture, commercial bathroom partitions, commercial signage, industrial warehouse equipment and bleachers systems with professional affiliates ready to help your with your business plan. We delivery nationwide! If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 be and we will be pleased to help find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami FL, Chicago IL, Denver Co, El Paso TX, Dallas TX, San Antonio TX, Austin TX, Houston, Texas, Boise ID, Atlanta, GA, Detroit MI, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA, Madison WI.

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Mail Slots

January 27th, 2011 by
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Mail slots are horizontal or vertical slots installed in doors or walls. You see them mostly in big cities, where buildings are crowded together and there is no room for curbside mailboxes. Homes use them, businesses use them, and churches use them. Many smaller duplex and fourplex apartments also install them in unit doors to give residents personal mail service.

The use of horizontal and vertical slots is just as widespread today as it has been in the past. Their Perhaps their sheer practicality accounts for this fact.

In fact, they have moved far beyond the East Coast, where they were once predominant, and have now become increasingly common in new constructions throughout the nation. This is because they save on space, which is often restricted even in new subdivisions.

You can choose from three types of mail slots– Deluxe, Standard, or Vertical.

Standard mail slots are made out of brass. They have a spring-loaded flap so they can be installed in the front of a solid door. They can also be put into the wall itself. There is a special on the rear of the slot so it will be flush with the wall.

If you are an architect ordering slots, please get the larger magazine size if possible. It makes it much easier on the mail carrier. Also, mail gets folded less when the slot is larger. Letter size slots should only be used if it is unfeasible to use a larger opening.

Deluxe mail slots are fine, two-piece handcrafted units made out of brass. They are only available in the large magazine size. The word MAIL is cast on the flap to make them stylish and easy for mail carriers to find.

They are protected and secured by heavy-duty tamper proof brass bolts secure the front and back frames to each other from the rear. You can put the deluxe slots in doors or walls as deep as one and seven eighths inches thick. Deluxe slots are U.S.P.S. approved for mail delivery.

Vertical mail slots can be installed on one side of the door, in a wall, or in the frame of the door itself. Your decision to use a vertical slot may well be based on cosmetics alone. That is ok, because they work just as well as magazine sized standards and deluxe slots.

They are much less noticeable, however, and are large enough to accommodate magazines and large envelopes. Because of their attraction factor, they are mainly used in residences, although many churches may like them as well.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Courier Boxes

January 27th, 2011 by
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In some respects, courier boxes are better than mail boxes. They let you conveniently and quicly transport paperwork and small vital items. You can drop things off at a building or office whether or not the intended recipient is present.

This saves you a great deal of time because you don’t have to synchronize schedules. Your clients and vendors can also use the box to deliver items when they don’t want to rely upon mail service or pay for ground delivery.

Every courier box is secure, being protected by a three point locking mechanism. It comes with two keys that intended only for the user of the box.

Since only certain persons use these boxes, process flow is easy to tractk and accountability is more ensured. You can put these units an areas where security cameras can monitor their use and thus make certain everything remains professional and honest.

Because of their security and practicality, courier boxes are very popular with the US military. Bases use them for delivering vital communications and important items through the appropriate channels of the chain of command.

The corporate world also uses them. Large corporations usually have large complexes with buildings spread so far apart you have to drive from building to building. You can place these boxes in front of these buildings to use like private mail boxes. Even your clients can drive in and couriers something to a key decision maker, being confident it will get to where it needs to be.

Universities can also use courier boxes for interdepartmental correspondence, hardcopy file transfer, and correspondence of a professional nature between academic colleagues. TA’s and students can also drop off materials for professors if the appropriate arrangements are put in place first.

This has proven to be a very secure way of quickly transferring information on campuses. When individuals deliver the materials themselves to the box, they are more in control of it getting to the recipient than if they rely upon campus mail.

Courier boxes are manufactured from 14 gauge steel and feature a powder coat finish. You surface mount them either to a floor or outdoor concrete surface. You can also have them labeled. Units are tough and weather resistant and good for all climates.

XPB Lockers & Supply carries a wide variety of Commercial Lavatories, Commercial Outdoor Furnishings, Storage Lockers, Bleachers,Commercial Mailboxes and deliver nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with distributors located in all 50 States including Houston, TX, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX., and Austin, TX.

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A Postal Box Offers Many Clear Advantages over a PO Box

December 29th, 2010 by
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A postal box is a personal mailbox located in a privately managed mail center. While it is similar to the traditional USPS P.O. Boxes available at any Post Office, it offers the small business owner several distinctive advantages over a P.O. Box.

Perhaps the greatest advantage a small business owner receives a postal box is a physical street address that looks much more professional than a P.O. Box number. This is a very important fact to take into consideration if you are leasing such a box for business purposes.

While we may not like to admit it, people tend to judge businesses more favorably when they are associated with a physical address as opposed to a post office box number. They also will judge a business that is obviously being run from a residence.

Operating a business out of a commercial mail center will help a business owner build more credibility with his or her client base. The enhanced, professional image the business gains from this is far superior to that of how it will be perceived if people know it is being run from a spare room in a house.

With a better image, the business can more easily expand into commercial lease space when time and money become available.

A postal box will give a business owner twenty four hour access to your mail every day of the week. Commercial mail centers are typically divided into two sections. The back section is the service counter, which is closed after normal business hours and partitioned off by a pull down screen that locks in place.

The front of the center can be opened by a door key issued by the establishment, and the mailbox can be accessed by the mailbox key assigned to the user.

With such a setup, a commercial mail center can maintain its own security and still give the user twenty four seven access to your mail any time you need to pick it up. Mail slots are also available at these centers if the user needs to drop off outgoing mail at the same time.

Users can count on mail remaining secure in a postal box no matter regardless of how often they go to pick up mail. If a mailbox fills up to the point of overflowing, the commercial mail center will manage the overflow in an organized, confidential manner and hold it until you pick it up.

In all fairness, Post Offices will attempt to do the same thing, but because they are so busy with so many other tasks, the chances of not losing something important are much better if the business owner works with a smaller, private organization.

When there is a package too large for the postal box, a commercial mail center can hold the package behind the counter for pickup. Again, there is a much better chance of a package arriving intact a business is working with an organization that is dedicated to handling all manner of mail on its behalf.

Some public mail businesses even email or text message their clients to notify them of special deliveries, packages, and even envelop mail marked special attention.

XPB Lockers & Supply carries a wide variety of Commercial Lavatories, Commercial Outdoor Furnishings, Storage Lockers, Bleachers,Commercial Mailboxes and deliver nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with distributors located in all 50 States including Houston, TX, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX., and Austin, TX.

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