Finding the right mailbox for your commercial business or residential area can seem overwhelming. That’s why today we’re going to break down the 5 things you need to take into consideration when shopping for centralized mailboxes.
1. Keep Parcels In Mind
Amazon Prime sent 5 billion packages in 2017, and that’s only Amazon. With so much ecommerce business in the modern world, parcel delivery is something you have to consider when choosing CBUs.
You can choose to invest in CBUs with parcel lockers built in, or you can buy individual parcel lockers that are separate. Parcel lockers, whether built-in or not, are designed to hold most parcels easily and securely. These parcel lockers easily hold larger parcels, though oversized parcels will likely be unable to fit.
Adding one parcel locker per ten tenant compartments is now required for new construction, so keep that in mind.
2. Make Sure Mailboxes Have Security Features
Ensuring that all mail arrives to tenants safely needs to be your highest priority. Our CBUs are constructed from stainless steel and durable aluminum t0 prevent theft and vandalism.
You’ll want to invest in mailboxes that include lock cams, reduced pry points, wrapped hinges, security locks developed by the USPS, and closed master doors. All of these features will help prevent theft.
3. Consider Price
Cluster box units are a single secure unit. This makes them both easy and inexpensive to install compared to other mailbox options.
They also require less space than other types of mailboxes, because you are able to create one space along a wall or outside to have these units installed.
4. Buy For The Elements
Make sure the mailbox you choose is weather resistant. You’ll want a mailbox that is also resistant to corrosion and rust. Even if your mailboxes will be relatively protected from the elements, having these extra protections will make your mailbox last longer, saving you more money.
5. Getting Replacement Parts Is Easy
Tenants are going to lose their keys and there is no avoiding it, so make sure you invest in a CBU that makes replacing keys and locks easy.
For example, we provide 3 keys with our mailboxes making it very easy for you to replace them should a key be lost.