The Future of Mail Delivery: What To Expect
No matter where you work, it’s important to think about the future of your industry so you can explore opportunities for growth. However, what lies ahead isn’t always clear. For instance, if you oversee the installation and maintenance of mailboxes, have you thought about potential changes to your industry’s standards? Keep reading to learn more about the future of mail delivery and what to expect for your commercial or residential mailboxes.
The Importance of Physical Packages
These days, many types of mail are moving to digital formats. For example, it’s currently possible for people to opt for digital paychecks and W2s, although some do still prefer physical versions of these documents for record-keeping purposes.
However, there is one form of mail that will continue to require physical delivery, and that is the package. Orders placed with online retailers for physical items such as video games, clothes, snacks, and more need a secure delivery system. For this reason, the same reliable standards for mailboxes must remain as we consider what to expect from the future of mail delivery.
STD-4C Remains Relevant & Reliable
STD-4C mailboxes represent the current USPS standard for cluster mailbox designs around residential and commercial properties. This guideline has been in place since 2006, so it’s not a new introduction to the industry. This means that, as it stands now, you shouldn’t expect the near future to bring many changes—if any—to the 4C standards in the same way that 4C models overtook the older 4B standards.
If you’re in charge of building a new mail system for a business, neighborhood, or apartment, you can feel confident installing a 4C model. Even if 4D standards come around eventually, don’t expect the USPS to ask you to replace your 4C boxes. In fact, STD-4B mailboxes can still be installed in certain circumstances, such as replacing an older 4B unit.
Consistent Quality for Incoming Mail
No matter what the future holds for mail delivery, one thing you should always expect is consistent quality. This applies to your experience with the delivery service and your mail system. Parcel lockers and mailboxes for smaller letters should always follow USPS recommendations and have an overall durable design. At Postal Supply, we have group mailboxes with USPS-approved designs and various visual customization options for sale.
From digital alternatives to changing guidelines, there is a lot to consider when it comes to the future of mail delivery. Now that you know more about the possibilities, you can browse the current mailbox market with confidence.