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Things are far from business as usual, but The UPS Store’s mailbox services can help with some of the usual business. The UPS Stores in Canada offer mailbox rentals, mail forwarding* and package or parcel receiving for you or for your business. We’re here to make sure you don’t miss any important mail or packages, no matter what your needs.
If your office is closed or you’re working from home, you can redirect your mail and deliveries to a temporary mailbox at The UPS Store near your house. And in an attempt to flatten the curve, we also offer mail forwarding services and 24/7 access* to your mail. You may also enjoy our Call-In MailCheck service to save yourself a trip in – call ahead and we’ll let you know if and what mail was received.
Ordering online but worried about delivery? With our mailbox rental service you no longer have to wait at home for a package delivery or risk having valuable shipments left on your doorstep. Have them all delivered to your mailing address at The UPS Store. We can receive packages from any carrier and hold them in a safe location. Or, subscribe to our parcel receiving services! We’ll sign for deliveries from any carrier & hold them securely until you’re ready to pick them up. Pay only for any packages you receive. No more worrying about porch pirates or inclement weather!
If you’re planning to be away from home for an extended period, The UPS Store can provide you with a secure mailbox and will hold your mail until you are able to collect it.
With The UPS Store mail forwarding service, you can get a mailbox with a real street address and secure 24-hour access* to mail and package deliveries. We can forward your mail to you, anywhere you are. If you have a mobile business or work from home, a The UPS Store mailbox address gives you a professional storefront and makes it easier for your customers to stay in touch.
Additional services include fax receiving and the ability to call in and check for new mail. We can even text or e-mail you when packages arrive**.
*Available at participating locations.
** Additional fees may apply.
We deliver all this and more at The UPS Store
When you use mailbox services at The UPS Store, you get convenience, security, professionalism and other services to help run your business (or your personal life) more efficiently.
With a mailbox at The UPS Store, you get a real street address, not just a P.O. Box number. If you’re a business owner, having a real street address as your mailbox can provide you with a professional image for your business. The UPS Store also offers many additional services that the post office does not, services like package acceptance from all carriers, package notification and Call-in MailCheck®, all aimed to save you valuable time.
Your mailing address will be the address of The UPS Store location, with either PMB (private mailbox) or the pound symbol (#) designating your individual box. Instead of “The UPS Store,” your name appears first.
PMB XXX or # XXX
12345 Somewhere Street
Some City, Some Province Some Postal Code
The UPS Store offers various mailboxes sizes. Contact your neighbourhood location today to find out what’s available.
A post box (British English and others, also written postbox, known in the United States and Canada as collection box, mailbox, post box, or drop box) is a physical box into which members of the public can deposit outgoing mail intended for collection by the agents of a country's postal service. The term post box can also refer to a private letter box for incoming mail.
Varieties of post boxes (for outgoing mail) include:
In 1653, the first post boxes are believed to have been installed in Paris. By 1829, post boxes were in use throughout France.
In the British Isles the first pillar post boxes were erected in Jersey in 1852. Roadside wall boxes first appeared in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, especially in rural districts. In 1853 the first pillar box in Britain was installed at Botchergate, Carlisle. In 1856 Richard Redgrave of the Department of Science and Art designed an ornate pillar box for use in London and other large cities. In 1859 the design was improved, and this became the first National Standard pillar box. Green was adopted as the standard colour for the early Victorian post boxes. Between 1866 and 1879 the hexagonal Penfold post box became the standard design for pillar boxes and it was during this period that red was first adopted as the standard colour. The first boxes to be painted red were in London in July 1874, although it would be nearly 10 years before all the boxes had been repainted.
The first public letter boxes (post boxes) in Russia appeared in 1848 in St. Petersburg. They were made of wood and iron. Because these boxes were lightweight and easy to steal, they disappeared frequently; later boxes were made of cast iron and could weigh up to 45 kilograms.
The post box arrived in the late 19th century Hong Kong and were made of wood. In the 1890s, metal pillar box appeared in Hong Kong and remained in use till the late 1990s. From the 1890s to 1997 the boxes were painted red and after 1997 were painted green.
The United States Post Office Department began installing public mail collection boxes in the 1850s outside post offices and on street corners in large cities. Collection boxes were initially mounted on lamp-posts. As mail volume grew, the Post Office Department gradually replaced these small boxes with larger models. The four-footed, free-standing U.S. Mail collection box was first suggested in 1894, following the successful use of such designs in Canada, and quickly became a fixture on U.S. city street corners. Unlike Canadian mailboxes, which were painted red, U.S. mail collection boxes were originally painted a dark green to avoid confusion with emergency and fire equipment, then to red and blue in the 1950s, and finally, all-blue with contrasting lettering. The coming of the automobile also influenced U.S. mailbox design, and in the late 1930s, an extension chute or 'snorkel' to drive-up curbside collection boxes was adopted.
Some postal operators have different types of post boxes for different types of mail, such as, regular post, air mail and express mail, for local addresses (defined by a range of postal codes) and out-of-town addresses, or for post bearing postage stamps and post bearing a postage meter indicator.
Some countries have different coloured post boxes; in countries such as Australia, Portugal, and Russia, the colour indicates which type of mail a box is to be used for, such as 1st and 2nd class post. However, in Germany and parts of Sweden, because of postal deregulation, the different colours are for the different postal services. Other nations use a particular colour to indicate common political or historical ties.
Post boxes or mailboxes located outdoors are designed to keep mail secure and protected from weather. Some boxes have a rounded or slanted top or a down turned entry slot to protect mail from rain or snow. Locks are fitted for security, so mail can be retrieved only by official postal employees, and the box will ordinarily be constructed so as to resist damage from vandalism, forcible entry, or other causes. Bright colours are often used to increase visibility and prevent accidents and injuries. Entry openings are designed to allow the free deposit of mail, yet prevent retrieval via the access slot by unauthorised persons.
Post boxes are emptied ('cleared') at times usually listed on the box in a TOC, Times of Collection, plate affixed to the box. In metropolitan areas, this might be once or twice a day. Busy boxes might be cleared at other times to avoid overflowing, and also to spread the work for the sorters. Extra clearances are made in the period leading up to Christmas, to prevent boxes becoming clogged with mail.
Since 2005, most Royal Mail post boxes have had the time of only the last collection of the day listed on the box, with no indication of whether the box is cleared at other times earlier in the day. The reason given for this by the Royal Mail is that they needed to increase the type size of the wording on the 'plate' listing the collection times to improve legibility for those with poor sight and that consequently there was insufficient room for listing all collection times throughout the day. Some post boxes may indicate the next collection time by a metal 'tab' or dial that can be changed while the box is open. The tab displays a day or number, each number corresponding to a different time shown on the plate.
During 1939 a number of bombs were put in post boxes by the IRA as part of their S-Plan campaign. When the Provisional IRA blew up the Arndale shopping centre in the 1996 Manchester bombing one of the few things to survived unscathed was a Victorian pillar box dating from 1887 (A type A Jubilee pillar).
In 1952, a number of post boxes were attacked in Scotland in a dispute over the title adopted by the British monarch which was displayed in cypher on the boxes. This included at least one which was damaged in the Inch housing estate in Edinburgh with a home made explosive device. The issue in question was the fact that Queen Elizabeth I had not been the queen of Scotland, and so Scotland couldn't have a Queen Elizabeth II. The compromise was to put the Scottish crown on Scottish pillar boxes, without any reference to the particular reigning monarch. One such example can still be seen today in Hong Kong at Statue Square.
In the United States of America, nearly 7,000 USPS collection boxes were removed following the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the 2001 anthrax attacks in which letters containing anthrax spores were placed in public collection boxes. Since that time, a decrease in first-class mail volume and the onset of online bill payment processing has resulted in lower demand for collection box service in the U.S.
In Northern Ireland several red Royal Mail post boxes were painted green by Irish Republicans in early 2009, in order to resemble An Post's post boxes in the Republic of Ireland.
In Britain the disposal of hypodermic needles into post boxes is a modern problem. This raises concerns among employees about AIDS/HIV and other infectious diseases and has caused Royal Mail (UK) to issue metal needle-proof gauntlets for their employees in high risk areas to protect those employees from infection.
British Edward VII Type A pillar box of 1902 by A.Handyside of Derby in front of Mansfield College, Oxford
French Post Box at Dinard airport
French Post Box at Ile de Bréhat
Post Boxes in Lisbon, Portugal (1st class mail in blue and 2nd class in red)
Post Box of Indian Postal Service
VR pillar box in Kilkenny, Ireland, painted green with obvious door repair
IrishLamp Box erected by An Post
Italian domestic Post Box
Japanese Post Box at the Osaka Central Post Office
U.S. Post Box in front of the Post Office in Conneaut, Ohio
Post box incorporated into a Type K4 telephone kiosk, introduced in 1927. 10 survive in the UK of this design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott which also incorporates two stamp vending machines. This red telephone box is in Warrington, Cheshire, England
A standard British lamp letter box mounted on a post in Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales
A Victorian wall box of the Second National Standard type dating from 1859, in Brough, Derbyshire, England
Large square pillar box (type A wall box freestanding) in Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno, Wales
A Guernsey Post Type C double aperture pillar box
A Victorian hexagonal red post box of the Penfold type manufactured in 1866 outside King's College, Cambridge (not the original location for this box).
One of the 150 post boxes erected during the uncrowned reign of Edward VIII
German mail box with an old Post horn with arrows (stylized lightning bolts) from the Deutsche Bundespost, on the top sign the new Post horn from Deutsche Post AG
A post box in San Marino
A Polish post box
Swedish post box
A post box in Funningur, Faroe Islands
Pillar box in Bruges, Belgium
Singapore AA style sheet metal mail box in Hong Kong
A Ukrainian post box in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
A Czech post box
A R2-D2 themed post box in Boston, Massachusetts as part of the celebration for Star Wars' 30th anniversary
A postbox of one the many private mail companies in Germany, this one PIN in Berlin
Post box mounted on an electric pole in Bangalore, India
In Chellaston, Derby, United Kingdom
Post box in Macau, China with Cantonese & Portuguese text
Post box in Lützelflüh-Goldbach, Switzerland
Post box in Quebec city, Canada
Post boxes in Heinola, Finland. Orange 2nd class postbox is very common, blue 1st class mailboxes only at selected places.
Farrugia, Jean (1969). The letter box: a history of Post Office pillar and wall boxes. Fontwell: Centaur Press. p. 282. ISBN 0900000147.
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