Here are a few of the benefits:
1. As many mailboxes as you need – Whether you're managing an apartment building, four-plex, office space or other multi-tenant structure, making people share a mailbox can be messy, ineffective, and present a security risk. At the same time, buying a number of individual mailboxes is expensive and can look unattractive when they are installed where the public or guests can see them. Cluster mailboxes solve all of these problems by providing you with the mailboxes your location needs—with all the boxes built into a single unit that looks professional and attractive. Each tenant can receive their own mail securely, with no crossover or sorting out each other's deliveries.
2. Different size slots available – In some buildings, not every unit needs the same size of box. For example, imagine you have an office building with one 5,000 square foot space with eight desks and offices in it, and several smaller 1,000 square foot offices with two to four offices apiece. It stands to reason that the larger space will receive more mail. Likewise, in an apartment complex or condominium with one, two, and three bedroom units, it might make sense to have bigger boxes for the larger units. Cluster mailboxes are designed to offer different sizes, plus the option of parcel mailboxes where larger boxes addressed to any resident can be kept securely until the resident picks them up.
3. Outgoing mail – The downfall of many lobby mailboxes is that they are incoming only, and do not include a space for outgoing mail. While it may seem to be a minor thing, providing residents with an outgoing mailbox is a huge convenience. It saves them the time and trouble of going out to a corner mailbox, which can be an especially big help during inclement weather. Cluster mailboxes typically have an outgoing mail slot so that mail carriers can pick up as well as drop off. type
4. Security – With stainless steel and heavy-duty aluminum construction, precision welded seems and internal hook latches, cluster mailboxes are secure, resistant to vandalism and break-ins, and weatherproof and rust-free.
Are you considering a cluster mailbox? What sort of building is it for? At Mailbox Emporium, we want to help you find the right box for your needs, so call us today at 888-352-9194 and we'll set you up!
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As a property manager, you want to keep current residents happy and attract qualified potential residents who need to rent a place to live. This is why it’s extremely important that you present current and potential renters with a clean, organized and friendly neighborhood.
Although most residents don’t take into account the type of mailbox their community will include, you should take the time to invest in the options available to find one that suits the complex and is convenient for residents. To help you in the selection process, Mailbox Emporium provided the below tips:
Size matters in regards to where the mailbox unit will be placed and the number of individual mailboxes needed. You have a number of community mailbox units to choose from, all of which differ in size. You should measure out how much space you have available to pick a unit that will fit comfortably in the designated area. Because mailbox units allow up to a certain number of mailboxes to be grouped together on a single post, you should know in advance how many mailboxes you will need.
Also, measure out the space in a mailbox and ensure that it provides a good amount of space for letters and other mail to fit.
Select a Style
While it may just be a mailbox, you still want to pick a style that is appealing. You can select a decorative mailbox that gives an extra touch or go with a more casual mailbox. Either way, you want a mailbox with a nice style that residents will appreciate. Also, make sure the mailbox is durable and sturdy. Two popular and durable style options are aluminum and stainless steel.
Outdoor or Indoor?
This usually heavily depends on the size of the apartment complex. If it’s a small apartment complex in which the mailman only has to go into one place to deliver mail, an indoor mailbox unit is suitable. Indoor mailboxes also keep residents from having to go out in the rain and in other harsh weather conditions to get their mail. Outdoor mailboxes units are ideal for larger neighborhoods that require a decent number of mailbox units. They are usually placed at the entrance of the complex so residents can easily retrieve mail.
Select a Complementary Color
This is probably the most fun aspect of mailbox selection. You should pick a color that complements the colors of the apartments. Common mailbox colors include sandstone, bronze, black, green, white, black, and gray.
All of the above factors will impact the cost of the mailbox unit, especially the size of the mailbox unit. We sell a variety of community mailboxes of different sizes, styles and color as well as indoor and outdoor mailboxes to suit your needs and at an affordable price. Shop our selection online today or contact us to learn more.