Pedestal Mailboxes Are The Most Common Mode Of Delivery

As the U.S. Postal Service restructures itself as we move through the 21st Century one of points of emphasis has been centralized mail receptacles that are on a pedestal or in a kiosk. In an effort to cut down on delivery costs and enhance the security of the mail the cluster box unitsUSPS has made cluster box units mandatory for new developments. Most industry insiders realize that there is some leeway in this mandate. Specifically, the Postal Service seems to be receptive to other types of centralized mailboxes as long as they meet the overall cost goals the Postal Service is trying to achieve. USA Building Supplies, a Wisconsin based commercial mailbox supplier is considered by many as one of the leaders in carrying diverse commercial mailbox product offering that is in line with the Post Office goals. Therefore, below we have previewed the company’s commercial mailbox solutions that most Postal officials consider acceptable centralized delivery solutions to be in line with the most recent mandate.

Cluster Box Units

The cluster box unit mail receptacle represents the lion’s share of commercial mailbox sales in the United States. Cluster boxes are available in six standard USPS approved configurations. These units feature larger compartments to accommodate flat mail, self-contained package lockers, and an outgoing mail compartment that doubles as postal carrier access door. The cluster box is front loading for the mail carrier and for the residents receiving their mail. Cluster box units or often referred to as CBUs are constructed from powder coated aircraft aluminum and feature 21st Century security with robust tenant locks and a nearly seamless design. Cluster box units are the mandated mailbox for new developments, however occasionally the USPS may go along with another commercial mailbox choice if it makes sense.

4C Mailbox Kiosks

The 4C mailbox kiosk product is an extension of the postal approved wall installation mail receptacle called the 4C horizontal mailbox. Commercial mailbox manufacturers and suppliers felt the need for this product due to the lack flexibility of the cluster box unit in terms of configurations. It should be noted that the rigid cluster box design is due to an outdated postal licensing agreement that the Postal Service is holding firm on. 4C mailbox kiosks are viewed a better alternative by many potential clients because larger door compartment can be configured into the mail receptacle. In addition, some clients feel the 4C mail stations are more attractive than cluster boxes.

4C Pedestal Mailboxes

pedestal mailboxAfter 4C mailbox kiosks were released into the commercial mailbox marketplace the marketplace still clamored for a more cost effective pedestal mailbox that offered flexibility. While 4C mail kiosk offered flexibility for most potential clients, some have shuttered at the cost. Hence, along came the 4C pedestal mailbox to try to appease even the most demanding centralized mail receptacle buyer. The high security 4C pedestal mailbox quickly became a popular solution in the marketplace. However, because of the current postal licensing agreement arrangement with industry manufacturers, the USPS has been slow to provide the 4C pedestal mailbox certification. This lack of postal certification remains today, however most buyers are able to receive local postal variances if their situation makes sense.

Recessed Mount 4C Horizontal Mailboxes

Most people wouldn’t think of recessed mounted 4C horizontal mailboxes as free-standing or pedestal mailbox solution however this mail receptacle becomes exactly that when the contractor fabricates a custom mail kiosk for the construction project. Custom mail kiosks by contractors are relatively common primarily due to the contractor wanting the mail kiosk to be in line with the same design as the construction project. Contractors also love that 4C mailboxes are versatile and offered in an assortment of powder coat finishes. In addition, 4C horizontal mailboxes are warranted for outdoor use.

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