When Amazon shifted its package delivery to the United States Postal Service (USPS), a new trend emerged: package lockers and mailboxes were not large enough to handle the sudden increase in packages.

The USPS is making a new recommendation to customers in Arizona: you're gonna need a bigger mailbox.

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Why You Need a Larger Mailbox in Arizona

The surge in online shopping has fueled a trend that has the USPS delivering a much higher volume of packages to homes and businesses daily.

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Mail carriers are advising customers to transition to larger, next-generation mailboxes designed to hold multiple packages along with regular mail. They hope the change will help ensure that items are delivered smoothly and safely.

READ: No Longer Useful: An Open Letter to Amazon from Rural Arizona

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USPS's Mailbox Improvement Week

The USPS is making this recommendation during its annual Mailbox Improvement Week, which emphasizes the need for customers to upgrade their mail receptacles.

USPS Wants Arizona customers to get a bigger mailbox
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So-called "porch pirates," thieves who steal unattended packages left on porches and driveways, are a growing problem.

To prevent crooks from taking packages, the USPS is advocating for larger postal boxes so they can fit more packages in a safe, secure location for their customers.

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The USPS says larger mailboxes will help keep safety and convenience for customers remain a top priority. Keeping packages out of the weather and out of the hands of thieves will make a difference for everyone.

 [ USPS.com |  MSN.com | CBS.com ]

 

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