By Keith Kellison, senior vice president, UPS Global Public Affairs  When we say “neighborhood logistics,” what we really mean is serving everyday people like me and you better than ever before. At UPS, that’s nothing new. Since our start in 1907, we’ve gone through a host of transformations. From the early days of delivering by bike, to the first package cars, to next-day air shipments, UPS has led the way in meeting customers’ demands.  Quickly responding to changes in those demands is paramount. Logistics services work for customers when they are efficient, timely, secure, and affordable. And so as consumer habits evolve, we need to keep pace. Customers today are ordering everything from books to bathroom basics via the Internet. This forces logistics providers to look for ways to improve their delivery networks. In some cases, this takes the form of robust technological advances, like UPS’ ORION system, the most sophisticated route optimization tool available, reducing miles traveled and idle time — good for the environment and keeps customers’ costs down. Sometimes, though, even the simplest ideas might have a huge impact. As just one example, let’s take the mailbox. In the past, when most mail was letters, mailboxes were smaller, typically 8 x 11 inches. In fact, the design was so entwined with envelopes that in the 1930s Congress granted the U.S. Postal Service exclusive access to the “letter box.” But, as letter mail volume has decreased and parcel volume increased, mailboxes have grown. Pass through any neighborhood and you’ll see bigger boxes to accommodate small parcels like eyeglasses, designer clothes, and even time-sensitive groceries. Given this demand, and the fact that consumers own the mailboxes, doesn’t it make sense to no longer restrict mailbox deliveries? (Only the Postal Service can access your mailbox.) Customers would benefit from reduced delivery costs, additional flexibility, and the knowledge that their packages are safe. Of course, qualifications may be required to ensure security and that mailboxes are not over-crowded. But the good news is that the U.S. wouldn’t be the first to lift the restrictions. For years, third parties in Europe have been allowed to deliver parcels to mailboxes, with no security issues. If it’s worked there for so long, why can’t it work here? After the restrictions are lifted, we can continue advancing neighborhood logistics. Electronic delivery notifications and boxes with temperature controls are just two potential ideas with immediate potential. The list of opportunities is endless, but the first step is access.  Just what else might neighborhood logistics encompass? We asked three other postal experts to write guest blogs offering their thoughts and predictions on the future of neighborhood logistics:  The Delivery Revolution in Your Neighborhood by  Jody Berenblatt, senior advisor, GrayHair Advisors Worth the Price: High Quality, Convenience, and Timeliness by Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D., president and vice-chancellor, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB Canada Carriers as Conduits by Jim Holland, research director, National Association of Letter Carriers Read what they had to say and let us know what you think, including what kind of delivery and logistical services you might want in your neighborhood.  Back to the "What’s in Store for Neighborhood Logistic Services?" blog.

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  • anon

    State of Georgia - Subdivision Community I have lived in this subdivision for 3 years - there is a cluster mailbox kiosk and some homes even have Mailboxes at their doorstep. YET the Postmaster of the town has not issued KEYS to the cluster because they want all the remaining land and lots disclosed for numbering. We are not the only community that is having the town Postmaster hold keys to the cluster mailboxes held hostage. There is NO ONE on the town level that is in place by this mandate to oversee the installation of the kiosk and the issuance of the keys - it has to someone else besides the town Postmaster. We can not even get the Governor to help us as this is a Federal Mandate. And there are so many towns, cities and counties involved across the entire state.

    Apr 19, 2017
  • anon

    My question is this...I live in a building where the USPS mailbox is located in a room that is locked with no-access to residents during certain hours of the night. By law, should I have 24 access to my personal mailbox?

    Apr 07, 2017
  • anon

    My parents are not well and in their mid & late 80's currently their mail box is across a very busy road, we need to relocate the mail box. What is necessary to start the process?

    Apr 05, 2017
  • anon

    Why can't the owner of a PO BOX pick up mail from their box if they forgot thwir key? I am in the military and live onboard a ship. I went on vacation for a week. When I returned my ship was still out at sea. Keys for my PO box is on ship. I have picked up mail from my po box in the past when I forgot my keys. But this time I am told it is against policy. I am unable to find where in the PO Box policy it says that owners of the po box cannot pick up mail without having key on their person.

    Mar 31, 2017
  • anon

    There have been 5 cluster mail boxes broken into in our neighborhood over the past week. The current cluster mailboxes are about as reliable as my book locker in high school. Looks like they pop open easily with a crow bar. The Post Office should invest in better quality mailboxes-stronger and theft proof, or start delivering mail door to door.

    Mar 09, 2017
  • anon

    We run a property management business. We want to use our pedestal style US Mail box as our dropbox.

    Mar 09, 2017
  • anon

    Can UPS deliver to my mail boxbox?

    Mar 06, 2017
  • anon

    Addendum to my previous comment: Mailbox broken into again. Door wide open, lock not tampered with. My nightmare continues. So, still, my answer to the topic is: NO.

    Jan 25, 2017
  • anon

    Unfortunately our community box was broken into last week. After several calls and the help from a friend that works for the post office I found out that I would have to go to the post office to pick up my mail until the box was replaced. Now for me that is unacceptable. We are forced to have these boxes because someone voted for our neighborhood to have them. Stupid when surrounding streets all have individual boxes. No one can tell me when the box will be replaced and no notification has been placed telling one how to get their mail. So for everyone on our street we are inconvenienced with having to go to the post office to pick up our mail. As many people are at work during the hours the post office is open you either have to take a day off work to go pick up your mail or wait for the weekend day and try to get in to the office before it closes. Really irritates me right now with the price of postage going up again. Customer service is non existent when you can not get an answer when calling on the phone and no one can tell you when your box will be fixed.

    Jan 24, 2017
  • anon

    Who is responsible for changing the locks on mailboxes once a resident moves out? What is the USPS policy on this and where do I find them? My local post master is brushing me off and wont give me answers.

    Jan 18, 2017
  • anon

    My cluster mailboxes have been moved and I have no idea where they went. Do we have to be notified if the cluster mailboxes are being moved before they are moved

    Jan 16, 2017
  • anon

    Why does it take 2 weeks to change locks on my cluster box? and why don't they let you know when they did change the lock? We just moved to Grand Junction and if we had know it took this long, we would have made the Post Office our first stop. My husband and I are self employed accountants and we receive payment through the mail. We have bills to pay, but as of now, I can't receive mail until they change the locks. I stopped by my local post office in Grand Junction, Colorado and asked why. All they could tell me is at least you won't spend the money shopping. Not funny.

    Jan 12, 2017
  • anon

    I guess we've been lucky, after 30 years our own cluster box mailbox door lock was only "screw-drivered" up once. Then came 2016 and problems in our neighborhood have escalated. Our own problems stated Nov. 7, 2016 but wasn't caught until mid-December when letters arrived saying bills weren't being paid. Outgoing mail was being stolen. Then our own box's fron't door was broken into, the lock undamaged this time. The person at the PO in a phone call said I'd left it open, blaming me. Mine wasn't the only box left open that day, two other neighbors' boxes were ajar. I did a complaint through the ID Theft link and a report to the police dept. I wrote that someone might have a Master Key. The police weren't helpful with "it's just mail" attitude when I'd originally called them, thus sending in their online report. Just yesterday, Jan. 11, 2017, our cluster box door was left open again, once more along with a neighbors'. We'd just gotten a new lock in December. So once again, someone has a Master Key. The locks are not being damaged. So I sent in yet another complaint this time using the mail theft link. The preceding is kind of in response to Rosemary T Zoucha's comment, agreeing with her that the same problem keeps occurring. The next part about Mail Hold is a response to Sheryl Rodriguez's comment, corroborating that it sometimes doesn't work. When our box was broken into in December, we put a week hold on our mail. The very next day we had mail in our box while waiting for the lock to be replace (which the PO wanted to charge me for since they thought I'd left the door open). A call to the PO cleared this up, that I wasn't going to pay for a new lock. The Hold was now put in place. Then the Hold ended when the lock was replaced. I picked up my mail at the PO. And then a package was arriving, and using the PO tracking system, it said the package was left in our mailbox. I checked. It wasn't there. I called the PO again, It was being held. Even after the Hold had expired. So another trip to the Post Office. This brings us to the entire point: Should 3rd parties have access to mailboxes and cluster boxes? From my own limited experience, when thieves already have access to the boxes and the letter carriers and PO don't even know if mail is being held or not, having even more people getting into our boxes will allow more thieves to go around and breaking into them. Just one more lost Master Key or wayward employee to gain access is not worth the trouble. Sorry that this was long-winded. But it was and continues to be three months of mail theft. I tried to be concise. Hope it all makes sense.

    Jan 12, 2017
  • anon

    I live in an over 55 community in Florida. The postal box is bought by me it is fitted to the side of my home by me and maintained by me, yet UPS claims ownership and with it come all sort of archaic rules as to who can put mail in the box is it not time to move into the 21 century. We produce a monthly news letter volunteer’s deliver it is against UPS rules to put it in our Postal Boxes why?

    Jan 09, 2017
  • anon

    Good Morning, I am the board president of Wolfe's Pond Hoa Staten Island, NY. I would like to find out who I may talk to about relocating our cluster boxes for the Hoa. They are in an area where they get vandelized or hit by cars because of a turn were they are located. We have two other areas where the cluster boxes can be relocated to. Please advise on who can help us. Thank you,

    Jan 08, 2017
  • anon

    I want to rent a post office box but will I be able to receive UPS & FEDEX packages?

    Dec 17, 2016
  • anon

    If your Post Office participates in the Premium Post Office program, then yes, you can! Ask at the counter!

    Jan 04, 2017
  • anon

    Just recently UPS started dropping off some of our packages off at the post office to be delivered and the mail carrier does not bring them to the house, rather they leave them on the side of the road by the mailbox!!! Some packages are left on top of the mailbox too, Granted our road isn't traveled too much but I don't want my packages sitting right out in the open that far away from the house. We can't even see that far from the house to even know there are packages up there!!! Sometimes I don't get home from work until after dark. When I left Saturday morning, I saw a package on the ground, which must have been delivered Friday but it was dark when I got home from work and it blended in with the ground. So it must have been out there half the previous day and all night! I really despise USPS delivering my packages!!!!

    Dec 07, 2016
  • anon

    I'm responsible for 102 mailbox cluster and 4 parcel lockers. I would not want to see USPS allowing others to access the mailboxes/parcel lockers. That said my issue is with USPS handling the "last mile" as they say for Amazon and others. USPS has to approve/allow larger parcel lockers than currently provided by Salisbury and others. The parcel locker sizes currently available are not large enough to handle the packages now being handled by the Post Office. Our residents have to make a 20 mile round trip to pickup the boxes being handed off by others because the available lockers are too small. I have been unable to find larger parcel lockers anywhere that use the arrow key and key capture locks.

    Nov 26, 2016
  • anon

    Hello, My neighbors and I have a community mailbox, about 12 boxes in it. We have been broken into three times, and now we are wondering what we can do to keep these so important boxes safe in the future. Please, if you have any suggestions let me know so we can implement them. The post office is replacing the broken locks, but these are the same type that have been broken into these three times. Something about doing the same thing and expecting different results??? Thank you so much, we appreciate any help you can give to us. Rosemary Zoucha HOA president

    Nov 11, 2016
  • anon

    Our road has a cluster mail box system. It was hit by a" hit and run " car which caused much damage. The local post office installed it and controlled who used it. Now they will not take responsibility to replace it after this incident. Please advice.

    Nov 10, 2016
  • anon

    Mr. Kellison is wildly out of touch with issues facing the American postal customer. Mail theft and community box break ins are rampant and wide spread almost everywhere now. No one in their right mind will have ANYTHING of value delivered to a postal box because the USPS has done virtually nothing to stem the avalanche of crime associated with mail theft.

    Oct 31, 2016
  • anon

    I had to go to three post office locations this weekend to mail a package. The drop boxes were locked at two locations. This is very frustrating. I work during the hours USPS is open.

    Oct 31, 2016
  • anon

    Allowing anyone other than USPS employees to access post boxes is a BAD IDEA. I am amazed the OIG does not understand why: the mailboxes do not have controlled access now. Millions are unlocked. Some individuals still believe that stealing mail is a felony. Well - only if the violator is caught and prosecuted. AND THAT is not done in MANY states in the USA. California is one state where this is the case; I personally have spoke with law enforcement and OIG USPS staff when I was involved in an identity theft investigation, so I have personal knowledge that enforcement is not done unless monetary amounts are substantial. So - there are no controls on the mailboxes. If the law were changed to remove access limitations, and give UPS, FedEx, MomandPopDelivery, and goodness knows who access into mailboxes that are too small for packages - if there would be theft, how in the world would it ever be determined??? The finger-pointing would be never-ending. No - here is what is needed. 1. Enforcement of mail theft laws including investigation of mail theft even if monetary amounts are < $1000. 2. Promotion by USPS of truly theft resistant mailboxes. Many on Lowe's and Home Depot can be opened with a screwdriver. This is a preventative control. 3. Consider how to incentivize catching of mail thieves thru use of webcams or other technology.

    Oct 29, 2016
  • anon

    I pay extra for UPS and Fedex TO AVOID USPS. Now my UPS and FEDEX packages are being delivered by the post office that I hate and an incompetent mail carrier. This was a horrible idea and customers should have an easy way to opt out of this.

    Oct 20, 2016
  • anon

    I completly agree with you!!!

    Dec 07, 2016
  • anon

    My mail was stolen from a usps mailbox. The same mailbox that I have used for 2 years. There was if course rent money in the envelope and I have been trying to pick myself up financially ever since. I think it is ridiculous that there is nothing that can be done when stuff like this happens. I called the post office and the person looked for the mail but apparently didn't find it. This put me and my family put 950 dollars and we are suffering for it now.

    Oct 17, 2016
  • anon

    Why do us mail carriers cram books into mailbox damaging my stuff?!!! L A Z Y!! We pay for a service ... I expect better No wonder the us govmt mail system is suffering ... You have no quality control and could care less

    Sep 30, 2016
  • anon

    I have already left a comment on the experiences I've had with mail theft and why I believe we don't want to open up to using our mail boxes for other than the USPS mail. I forgot to add that UPS drivers have already started to use mailboxes for their deliveries in the area where I live. I purchased an expensive fur clothing item and it was shipped UPS. I tracked the delivery and the UPS tracking indicated that the package was delivered. But there was no UPS truck at my door. So I went outside and looked on my porch for the package, and still none to be found. Then I called UPS on a line that one of their drivers had given me and I spoke with their dispatcher. She told me that the package had been put on or near my mail box. Well my mail box is at the end of my 400 foot driveway and no way visible from the house. It was 8pm and pitch black, but I ran down the driveway flash light in hand to find my package almost in the road....a $1500 item left along the road to be either run over by a truck or stolen. No please don't allow UPS and/or FED-Ex or any other delivery services to put their deliveries in the USPS mail boxes.

    Sep 21, 2016
  • anon

    My local post office really messed up when my community mailbox was broken into. I had gone down to the post office the same day and requested they hold my mail as my mailbox wouldn't close and request a new key. I was told that the person that fixes the locks was on vacation. That was sometime in June. Thinking it was going to take a while I was told to pick up mail there. Well I filled out an Authorization to Hold mail that day but was told to come back with proof I lived at the residence with a deed and some sort of utility bill. I did the following day and thought I would have mail....none. Just out of curiosity the next few days later I noticed the box was wide open and saw mail inside. So I picked it up and now became worried as we were expecting a credit card in the mail and needed for the 4th of July weekend. So I continued to go back and was receiving some mail but still no credit card. Then again I checked the mailbox at home and again more mail. At this point we went on vacation without the new credit card that the bank said it sent weeks before with a pin letter. So again I brought my concerns to the clerk and they then filled out for me the mail hold. Again the mail was being somewhat held then again I found a flyer in my mailbox and a promotional letter of some sort and it was marked mailbox opened! At that time my husband had received a camera citation in which we finally got AFTER it had been increased to over $1000.00 because of failure to appear in which he didn't receive his courtesy notice to appear. Now all this has caused his license to be put on hold and he travels out of town every day 2 hours for work. What should I do so he can contest and show that it was not his fault but the post offices' fault?

    Sep 15, 2016
  • anon

    My medication is delivered to me by mail. Last Monday, when I went to my mailbox, all my mail was lying on the ground. I was a little leary about this. Sure enough 5 days later I realized I had not received my meds. I called Express Scripts and they said they had received notification that the meds had been delivered on Aug. 29th which was Monday, the same day my other mail had been on the ground. This leads me to believe that someone took the package of meds from my box and in doing so knocked the other mail onto the ground. Who do I report this to and will it do any good?

    Sep 06, 2016
  • anon

    USPS should continue to have exclusive use of the mailbox for deliveries. If private carriers are allowed to set parcels on or around USPS mailboxes they will most assuredly be stolen or the parcels will be destroyed in the weather. Private carriers should continue to deliver parcels to the door as always to avoid theft and destruction. USPS agents should continue delivering packages to the door when parcels are unable to fit in the mailbox.

    Sep 01, 2016
  • anon

    Mail Boxes in my apartment building are continually broken into. I've reported this to the apartment management. Complete indifference. Who is responsible for maintaining the security of mailboxes in an apartment building? If a package is stolen from my mailbox who is responsible and who do I report theft to?

    Aug 24, 2016
  • anon

    Hey thanks to be right here for all of us sirs. State 1 small point I believe you need to know regarding. We reside in Moreno Area Calif. My personal postal mail container may be CONNED damaged in to numerous often, Not just my own HOWEVER other people additionally, The actual Postal mail Container is actually before the house correct through my personal Front yard. These people make use of a crowbar or even some thing to that particular impact in order to split to the Containers right here. It's been happening with regard to many years right now. As well as We yet others within my personal region are actually fed up with obtaining the postal mail TAKEN. We yet others right here possess Known as the actual Moreno Area Mailbox in order to statement this. These people DO NOT perform a point about this. These people state Phone the neighborhood Law enforcement all of us phone all of them plus they state phone the actual MAILBOX OKAY? The actual Mailbox possess Postal Law enforcement correct? Postal Inspectors correct? These people sit down upward presently there inside atmosphere trained region taking a look at as well as viewing the actual Postal Employees correct? The actual Mailbox WILL NOT repair the actual Postal mail Containers Damaged in to, These people state it's the Problem this occurred. We must place Brand new hair about the Postal mail Containers ourself. Method Do not the actual Postal Inspectors log off presently there BUTTS as well as arrive as well as check up on this issue? I understand they're presently there simply because We visited the actual Farrenheit. M. At the. Capital t. D. Instruction middle just like these people do okay? Just We had been the Traditions Inspector. MAKE SURE YOU DO SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR QUICKLY. An extremely worried individual.

    Aug 07, 2016
  • anon

    What is the cost to replace a key for Kiosk/Cluster Mailboxes, I have been told $50.00, is this correct? Thank you!!

    Aug 01, 2016
  • anon

    It seems absurd that the mailboxes are restricted only to USPS. Actually unconstitutional I dare say. Mailboxes of homes are literally forums for speech. (But mail areas in schools for teachers' mail are not.) So it has already been implicitly decided that mailboxes are forums for speech, so no statute can stop that, right. But here I am not talking about FedEx or something like that. Here, I am talking about passing campaign materials and the like. If you cannot pass a simple political campaign informational card or flyer -- a very thin item that doesn't take up any significant space in a private residence mail box -- then you simply are cutting off the speech ability of those that cannot afford to pay the postage to pass the campaign informational card or flyer. At any rate, it is pretty clear that private residence mail boxes are a "public forum" for "political speech," at least to the extent that a simple political post card or flyer cannot be banned, as a matter of the fundamental constitutional right, the first amendment right of the sender of the message. I proudly point-out that I am a candidate for public office and though some people yell at me -- wealthy people at that -- for leaving a small political post card in their mail box, telling me that post box is just for such cards with postage on them, and that I committed a crime against them. I did not commit a crime against anyone, but if it was a crime it would be against the post office, that is, if the "postage mark" was the only thing that that made the difference between leaving the card a crime or not. And I point out here that even if it was a crime (though it isn't for the matter of political messages) the crime would be for "stealing" access to the post box without paying the postage. But, l cannot afford to pay postage, though I wish I could. My right of speech supersedes the Post Office's profit motive here. So chew on that for a while. This hasn't been in the courts yet, but maybe it should be, or maybe congress should wake up and smell the coffee, and that coffee is their own unconstitutional statute and the right of political speakers to spread the message of their candidacy. So if you get a political post card or flyer in your post box, don't call the FBI or post office, because they know about such constitutional rights of the public.

    Jun 02, 2016
  • anon

    Our community mailbox located on mushroom rd is in need of repair/or replacement. The posts are rusted and all locks are worn. Today a key broke off into the lock. The box, zip code 78231 needs maintenance. I iOS over 20 years old

    May 27, 2016
  • anon

    I constantly find my mail wet because the carrier refuses to close the mailbox. I have lost many valuable documents due to this. Can this be stopped !!!!!!

    May 27, 2016
  • anon

    Is it acceptable for the carrier to leave a package on the top of my curbside mailbox, and not walk it to my front door?

    May 26, 2016
  • anon

    Our community mailbox is repeatedly broken into using a homemade key. Neither the post office nor the police will help. I would like to understand why the post office doesn't have a different more secure box to replace the old ones. We've lost hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise along with personal information. Unbelievable that a government agency would be so negligible.

    May 16, 2016
  • anon

    Over 6 months ago, our property manager in the front office stopped accepting packages, so we would receive slips in our mailboxes to pick up our packages. But, today, for some unknown reason, I found three parcels stuffed into my cramped mailbox, to the point of being wedged in so tightly, I had trouble getting them out. Luckily, I was able to and there was no damage inflicted to any of the items. I am going to make a complaint to the postmaster tomorrow when I pick up the package I received a slip for because this isn't right nor fair. If the postal worker wants to leave packages, then they should go to the individual apartment doors.

    May 02, 2016
  • anon

    I have a gate on my driveway with an INTERCOM system. I live in a rural area. Mailboxes are frequently robbed. All my pkgs had been delivered to my house until recently. (and still are by everyone EXCEPT USPS) I signed a release and the gate code is always on the pkg. Now the mail person doesn't even honk or push the button on the intercom. They throw the pkg down in front of the gate by the road. Is this service? I'd rather have ANY other delivery than you guys,

    Apr 14, 2016
  • anon

    Why do you have to put UPS boxes in Mail Boxes? Why not have a all purpose box. Let USPS keep those small postal boxes for letters. Install multipurpose mail boxes that are larger for UPS and other Carriers to put large packages in. The multipurpose box would have a door to put packages in then fall through to a location in the box that is only accessible by the owners key. For a customer to send package would require a numerical lock to give UPS access to the packages in another secure part of the box. The access number would be apart of the pickup system when a customer has a package to be picked up they would supply the access code to UPS.

    Mar 31, 2016
  • anon

    My rural mailbox lock is broken (someone stuck something in it) contacted the post office, not their responsibility; contacted the homeowner association, not theirs either. Can I fix my own lock, or do I pay 35 dollars to the post office to get it fixed? I see all the complaints the nation have on the local post offices that I wonder if they are really doing their job. How about if everyone just use email or mail depot an the heck with the post office. Really an email very low cost, a letter through the post office almost 50 cents, wow pretty good savings.

    Mar 31, 2016
  • anon

    I don't understand why the flyers have to be handed out to EVERY p.o.box. we just throw them out anyway. So I pay to throw your garbage away, the least you could do is have a recycle bin at every post office for all the junk. I'm discouraged to go to my P.o.box because of all the trash in it.

    Mar 30, 2016
  • anon

    Today the neighborhood mailboxes were vandalized. There are no street lights here in Edgewood, NM. All the parcel lockers that had anything in them were burned around the locks and some tools were also used as the heavy metal was torn on some. There are not brand new. They are about 8years old replacing ones that were vandalized. The contract carrier, Fred, that delivers there has his kids help him when school has vacations. After too many mailed letters it was my missed mortgage payment notice that spurred me to rent a PO Box at the local post office. I have tried to tell the postmaster, Anthony, about the misdelivered mail explaining that I should not have to pay for a PO Box. No luck. That is why a disabled peron on a low fixed income selects to keep the "free" but in my opinion worthless neighborhood mailbox.

    Mar 14, 2016
  • anon

    Our neighborhood mailbox gets broken into regularly, we installed a tougher lock on our personal box but the thief just breaks into another and tries to pop the back open to have access to all boxes! So the USPS really needs to focus on secure mailboxes before moving on to grandiose ideas! Please!

    Mar 01, 2016
  • anon

    If the USPS would stop sending me so much junk mail every day there would be room in the "letter box" for a small package. There's a larger package-sized mailbox in my row of mailboxes and I get the key from the mail carrier. But if I don't pick it up within three days my mail gets taken back to the post office. I've asked for the junk mail to stop and I've asked for a larger mailbox but they can't change those things. So yes, if you're going to keep sending the large volume of junk mail I'll need a larger mailbox. Or you can just toss the junk into the largest mailbox -- called a recycle bin.

    Feb 13, 2016
  • anon

    Mailboxes should remain accessible to usps and recipients only. USPS knows exactly which carrier delivered your mail each day and in some cases to a very specific time frames, that doesn't mean they will tell you at the DDU. I have had mailboxes in multiple countries with similar legislative protections, the lowest loss or damage rate has been in the US. Why? Because of the access control to the mailboxes. Would I prefer a faster delivery? Yes. Massive scale logistics need to find the balance between cost, speed and security. Cost and Security are a usps plus. If you need speed and cost is not an issues then other shippers like FDX and UPS will work. Most mail theft happens with unlocked mailboxes. From personal experience, I know that Postal Inspectors solve problems in a timely manner when they are well explained to them over the phone or in writing. Going to your local Post Office is not the solution. Allowing for additional mailboxes on a wood post is safer. **** Do I like my mail carrier? NO Do I trust him with valuable mail! Yes To deliver perishables, not a chance because of time in transit. @dquinsac

    Feb 08, 2016
  • anon

    I agree with what you were saying but in my neighborhood, its a lot different, our mailboxes were located across the street and we don't feel safe and convenient ,always crossing the street to pick up our mail, specially if you have a neighbor who has a home business and her clients "Parks"in front of my mailbox and blocking it, so the postal carrier cannot deliver my mail, what can the postal sevice do about that?, not unless the carriers will drop it off in front of my house at my doorsteps when they see somebody blocked my mail box but they don't, they don't want to get out of their truck to do something to be able to deliver my mail.

    Jan 22, 2016

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