August 30, 2016

You Can Now Supersize Your Mailbox

Author: Renee Bingling

If you’ve ever had your packages stolen or damaged, or even came home to failed delivery notices, you’ll be happy with this news. Cue the music and let’s celebrate! The United States Postal Service® has rolled out its next generation of supersized curbside mailboxes.

 

“The mailbox in use today was designed over 100 years ago,” said USPS New Products and Innovation VP Gary Reblin. “We need to bring it into the 21st century. Our customers want greater security and convenience for the packages they order online.”

With shoppers now making 51% of their purchases online, many parcels aren’t able to fit into the conventional curbside boxes and are delivered to doorsteps, becoming susceptible to weather and theft. “Our parcel volume is exploring double-digit growth the last several years“, noted David Rupert, with the USPS Corporate Communications in the Western area.

Measuring seven inches high, 13 inches wide and 16 inches deep, the larger boxes are intended to help the postal service grow its package delivery business, in light of changes to the mail mix.  Approximately 70 percent of mailed packages will be able to fit inside the larger boxes. Customers would benefit from reduced delivery costs, convenience, and the peace of mind that packages are safe. The supersized boxes are available online in limited qualities.

 

 

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