Curbside Comparison: Accepts Packages
Do you receive small packages in the mail such as prescriptions or books? If so, you will want a secure locking mailbox that accepts packages.
The size of package that a locking mailbox accepts is limited by the size and design of the incoming mail area. The two most common incoming mail designs are the slot design or the bin design. The tradeoff is that mailboxes that accept larger packages can be vulnerable to fishing, as the same mechanism that allows for package delivery can (depending on the design) also allow for fishing hands.
If receiving the largest possible packages securely is important, then the Package Master or the Mail Manager is the best option. The Mail Boss Curbside is not designed for accepting packages, but can still accept a box of checks.
The Package Master features a large bin design that works in consortium with the patented Mail Shield, a backer door on a lever arm that prevents fishing. When the bin is fully opened, an incoming mail slot is revealed for depositing mail that is 1.25″ H x 10.5″ L. Parcels can be deposited in the bin, which accepts packages up to 3.5″-4.5″ W x 3.5″-4.5″ H x 10.5″ L.
The Mail Manager has a simple bin design which accepts small packages, too. The Mail Manager accommodates packages and mail in the same bin, and accepts packages up to 3.5″ H x 3.5″ W x 10.2″ L.
The Mail Boss Curbside features a slot design so the size of packages accepted is limited by the height and width of the slot. The incoming mail slot is 1.9″ H x 10.25″ W, which is just tall enough to accept a box of checks.
If you receive small packages and parcels in the mail frequently, you may want to consider either the Mail Manager or the Package Master. Remember, however, only USPS will be able to deliver packages to your mailbox. FedEx, UPS, and other shipping carriers are not (yet) allowed to deliver packages to your locking mailbox.
Any reason why you don’t make the Mail Manager in white? Any chance you might make it sometime soon?
Mail Manager is a new product so initially we only made it in our most popular color black, and then bronze. We just so happen to have a small quantity of white coming in within 60 days so they will be available!
I have a structure with 3 large oval top old style mailboxes set in rock. The size is 7-5/8″ W X 9-3/8″ H X 20-3/4″ D. The dimension from bottom to where the curve starts is 5-3/4″. I was thinking if I could just slide yours in and screw mount it to the bottom it would be more secure than those flimsy inserts. Do you have any pland to make them as an insert for Standar, Large and Oversided mailboxes?
We don’t have any plans to make those inserts but you may be able to use the Mail Manager if you can bore out the top a little bit… 18.6″ L (base) x 10.75″ W x 11.25″ H. https://www.mailboss.com/shop/curbside-mailboxes/mail-manager/
What is the maximum size package that the Package Master can handle? In the video, there is a panel that drops down when the incoming mail door is closed. What is the purpose of this mechanism. It would appear to restrict the size of the package that can be handled and looks like it could interfere with the package dropping into the bottom of the box.
The size of package the Package Master accepts is variable on the 3 dimensions but it can accept a package that is 3″ x 4″ x 10″ for example, or 3.5 x 3.5 x 6, or 6 x 2 x 4, etc. The maximum height is 4″ — things like prescriptions, cell phone boxes, small USPS packages etc. all fit fine, but something like a shoe box would not fit.
The Package Master includes a baffle door (“Mail Shield”) that operates a lever arm. It does constrict the size of package that can be delivered but it doesn’t interfere with it dropping to the bottom because it operates on a lever arm. The reason for it is because without it you can just reach into the box and pull out the packages with your arm. The baffle door prevents that.
Hope this helps!
What if any difference between mail boss 7208 and package master? Seems to be the same size.
Hi Bruce, the 7208 is indeed a Bronze Package Master. To view the specs on our curbside mailboxes, please click here.
What is the difference between the 7205 and 7208…look the same,one sold at Home Depot,one sold on Amazon??
Hi George, thank you for your inquiry! The 7205 unit is a Package Master in Granite powdercoat, while the 7208 unit is a Package Master unit in Bronze. They are the same functional unit in different colored finishes!
Hello, can you tell me if the mail manager pro can accept pkgs as large as the package manager?
Hi Kathleen, thank you for your inquiry.
The Package Master accepts slightly larger packages than the Mail Manager series. The largest difference, however, is that the Package Master has a very large outgoing mail tray and therefore I always recommend it for commercial applications or people that run businesses from home.
For residential use, the Mail Manager or Mail Manager Pro package mailboxes will meet most peoples requirements for incoming package size and mail capacity.
Cheers, and let us know if you have any other questions!