Whilst letter writing has decreased dramatically over the decades, the rise of online shopping is saving the postman. With almost 500 million parcels delivered last Christmas alone, now is the perfect time to consider replacing your old and outdated traditional letterbox with a stylish – and more importantly secure wall mounted mailbox.

Here are just some of the benefits of invested in a wall mounted mailbox and doing away with a traditional letterbox:

Added security

Many wall mounted mailboxes are fitted with additional locks to ensure post is kept safe.  Alongside the post being kept safe when you’re out of the house, it can also prevent burglars gaining access to your home through a traditional letterbox in a front door.

By mounting the mailbox to an exterior wall or in a porch, you’re creating a more secure home environment.

Added kerb appeal

We know that first impressions count, and that’s equally true when it comes to property values too. Kerb appeal has been shown to add up to 15% on to the value of a home, with wisteria growing up the property adding an additional 5%. So, why not make your property picture perfect – and more saleable, by adding a wall mounted mailbox and replacing your old front door with a brand new solid one?

Added convenience

Not only will your postman thank you for a wall mounted mailbox, but it’ll mean you no longer have pick your letters up off your doormat. A wall mounted mailbox affixed at the right height means no more bending down for you or delivery drivers.

And if you have a pet who has a penchant for chewing letters or attacking fingers through a letterbox – a wall mounted mailbox might provide you with the solution you need too!

Added postal protection

Previously thieves would target properties for physical goods, but worryingly fraud is on the rise, with identity fraud accounting for 61% of all fraud cases, and wall mounted mailboxes with a secure lock are able to limit this exposure, especially if you’re out of the house for the majority of the day.

Alongside keeping your identity safe, wall mounted mailboxes help keep your post safe from the elements too. If you regularly get large parcels delivered, it might be worth looking at getting a parcel storage bin for your property too. These can be placed in the porch for easy access and extra security.