Owning a parcel drop box has many benefits, and since the start of the pandemic, many people have realised this. A lot of people are joining the convenience revolution and buying their own parcel drop box for home, but are confused about where the best place to put it is.
Luckily, these boxes are very stylish, because they definitely aren’t small. If they were small, they would be easier to place outside your house but they wouldn’t be the most useful places to accept large packages.
Because of their size, people are struggling to figure out the most optimal place to put them. With only so many places to choose from, you have to consider where it is visible and out of harm’s way. Similarly, everyone’s house is different, and people with smaller houses are limited on outside wall space to put the parcel drop box.
If you are wary about getting your own drop box because you don’t know where to put it, let us put you at ease.
These are the things to consider when placing your parcel drop box.
It is a good idea to put your parcel box in a location that is visible to the delivery driver. There is nothing worse than spending all that time and money on a top-quality package mailbox for the driver not to see it and ring your doorbell while you’re in the middle of a meeting. Either put it close to your front door or at the end of your driveway, somewhere it can’t be missed. Putting it somewhere secluded and then having to stick a piece of paper to the front door to remind the delivery driver detracts from your house’s aesthetic more than you would think.
Close to your Front Door
While you might want to stick it far away at the end of your long driveway, it might be a good idea to at least keep it within viewing distance. These packages boxes are very secure but that doesn’t mean it could be taken off the wall with a crowbar if a thief should see it was completely unattended. Thanks to the wide variety of elegant design of these parcel boxes, there is a style to suit your home and even add to its overall beauty.
Since these parcel boxes are very secure and watertight, the only thing you might want to consider is putting it in a place that is out of direct sunlight or underneath a drainpipe. This is an incredible niche situation, as it will only affect people that are ordering copious amounts of chocolate in the few UK summer months. Nonetheless, taking weather into account is important. Similarly, don’t put it in the direct spot where water runs off your gutter as some of the water could sneak in during the few seconds it’s open while accepting a new parcel.