Understanding Replacement and Private Delivery Mailboxes

Like many customers, you may have questions about the difference between USPS and Private Delivery. U.S. Postal Delivery is when the USPS Letter Carrier delivers mail to each existing tenant compartment in a cluster mailbox. Private delivery is when the letter carrier drops all the mail at one location and in-house personnel distributes the mail.

Due to changes in postal regulations, you may only use these older 4B horizontal mailboxes to replace a current installation of similar mailboxes without modifying the existing wall opening. However, if you do intend to modify the rough opening dimensions during a replacement or remodel, or if you plan to install for new construction, 4C mailboxes will be required.

If you need a large number of mailboxes but have limited wall space, horizontal mailboxes are an economical solution. Because these mailboxes are designed to meet specifications 30+ years old, they should only be installed indoors as they do not include the same weather resistant features or security features as the current 4C mailboxes.

1700 Horizontal Mailbox Rear-Load Private Distribution

A favorite of University housing managers, this indoor solution helps keep your mail area organized. These front-loading (1600 series) units offer each module that provides a lot of compartments in a small space. Since these are private delivery mailboxes, they are not constrained by postal installation regulations and therefore have no minimum or maximum mounting height requirements.

Standard Features:

  • Front load, Recess-mounted
  • Anodized aluminum finish
  • 5-pin cylinder tenant cam lock with two keys (1,000 key changes)
  • Clear plastic number slots or engraved numbers
  • Private Lock - master door and parcel lockers equipped with Private master lock
  • Snap-on outer trim kit (available by request)

Additional Features:

  • Available in Dark Bronze Finish
  • Configurable door sizes and layout options

Downloads & Product Information


Product LiteratureTech DocsManualsSpec & BIM Objects

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Standard 32 Door 8 High Horizontal Mailbox Unit - Rear Loading - 170084A

  • Part#: 170084A
  • $837.00


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