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How Parcel Lockers Work in Centralized Mail Delivery Systems

Tuesday May 05, 2020


Consisting of large wall-mounted or freestanding units with multiple individual mailbox compartments, centralized mail delivery systems have become increasingly popular in the United States. They allow mail couriers to drop off, as well as collect, at a single location. Since mail couriers don't go to door-to-door, though, centralized mail delivery systems require parcel lockers.

How to Protect Curbside Mailboxes Getting Struck By Vehicles

Friday May 01, 2020


Because of their close proximity to the road, curbside mailboxes are often struck by passing vehicles. For homeowners, it's frustrating to wake up one morning, only to discover that their curbside mailboxes has been knocked down. In some cases, vehicle strikes will only damage the post. In others, they'll damage the mailbox itself. If you're developing a neighborhood or residential community, though, there are several steps you can take to protect curbside mailboxes from passing vehicles.

Are Address Numbers Required for Curbside Mailboxes?

Monday April 27, 2020


If you're planning to develop a neighborhood or residential community, you might be wondering whether to include address numbers on the curbside mailboxes. Unlike centralized mail delivery systems -- STD-4C and Cluster Box Units (CBUs) -- curbside mailboxes are typically installed independently of each other. In other words, each home will have its own curbside mailbox. Therefore, address numbers are often used to denote which mailbox belongs to which home. So, are address numbers required for curbside mailboxes?

What Are Traffic Warning Signs?

Friday April 17, 2020


From the East Coast to the West Coast, you'll find traffic warning signs scattered alongside all major roads. Not to be confused with regulatory or guide signs, they live up to their namesake by "warning" motorists and other road users about a potential hazard. Even if you've seen a warning sign before -- which you probably have -- there are some things you might not know about them.

How to Promote Safe Social Distancing at Your Commercial Shopping Center

Friday April 10, 2020


Are you responsible for developing or managing a commercial shopping center or mixed-use development? If so, you should take a proactive approach towards promoting safe social distancing. With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), governments and health officials across the world are urging individuals stay at least 6 feet away from each other. While people naturally congregate at commercial shopping centers, there are steps you can take to encourage safe social distancing.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Mailboxes for a Residential Community

Thursday April 02, 2020


When developing a neighborhood or residential community, you'll need to install mailboxes. Without mailboxes, residents won't be able to receive mail, nor will they will be able to send mail without making a special trip to the local post office. You shouldn't just any mailboxes for your residential community, though. Below are five common mistakes to avoid when choosing mailboxes for a residential community.

The History of STD-4C Mailboxes and Why They've Become So Popular

Monday March 30, 2020


When shopping for mailboxes to install a neighborhood or residential community, you'll probably encounter STD-4C mailboxes. Featuring a wall-mounted design, they've become a popular alternative to conventional curbside mailboxes. STD-4C mailboxes feature multiple compartments for tenants' mail. As a result, you can often just install one or a few STD-4C mailboxes as opposed to dozens of curbside mailboxes. In this post, we're going to look back at the history of STD-4C mailboxes.

How to Choose the Right Wayfinding Signage for Your Commercial Project

Monday March 16, 2020


Wayfinding signage isn't used exclusively in residential communities. You can find it used in commercial office and shopping centers as well. If you're in the midst of a commercial property development project, you should consider investing in wayfinding signage. Assuming you choose the right type, it will help to create a more cohesive brand image while also driving more foot traffic to the respective businesses in that area.

6 Facts About Street Name Signs

Friday March 13, 2020


Street name signs play an important role in our nation's transportation infrastructure. They feature the name of an adjacent street -- either with or without other information -- so that motorists and other road users know where they are going. While you're probably familiar with the purpose of street name signs, though, you might be surprised to learn the following facts about them.

How to Prevent Curbside Mailboxes From Leaning

Tuesday March 03, 2020


It's not uncommon for curbside mailboxes to lean over time. Even if you originally installed a mailbox vertically and upright, it may eventually lean either forward, backward or to the side. When this occurs, it can harm the adjacent homes' curb appeal while potentially increasing the risk of injury for mail couriers and motorists. You can prevent your curbside mailboxes from leaning, however, by taking a few basic precautions.