In the United States, there are only 36 manufacturers who produce mailboxes with the “Approved by the Postmaster General” designation. Estes Designs is one of those 36 manufacturers, but what does it mean to be approved by the Postmaster General?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has a number of specifications that manufacturers must meet in order to be approved by the Postmaster General. Firstly, the mailbox must be between 18 9/16 and 22 13/16 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 6 to 15 inches tall. Secondly, the mailbox must be able to hold a test gauge. Another determining factor in the Postmaster’s approval is workmanship. If a manufacturer does not produce a mailbox with “the best commercial practice workmanship standards in the fabrication of all components and assemblies” (federalregister.gov), the mailbox will not be approved.
In order to be approved by the Postmaster General, the mailbox must also meet a certain floor requirement to ensure that all mail is protected from damage due to condensation or moisture. Lastly, the mailbox must feature a carrier flag.
Estes Designs is proud to meet all of these requirements in order to provide quality mailboxes for our customers. In need of a mailbox? Shop now for your Postmaster General approved Estes Designs mailbox.