With the rapid rise of online shopping and the associated boom in home package delivery, package theft has become a growing problem. More and more online shoppers are finding that their packages are taken from their porches before they can return home to retrieve them.
If you are tired of dealing with this problem, or you just want to take action before it becomes a problem, a home package locker is a great choice. Let’s take a look at some of the top features to consider when looking for a reliable package locker.
Lockable & Secure
PARCELBIN is secure and durable.
Okay, so this one is pretty obvious. It wouldn’t really be a package locker if it didn’t actually lock. You should select a locker that can easily be locked, but you also want to make sure that it is sturdy enough to hold up under pressure. A well-made package locker shouldn’t yield easily.
A thief probably doesn’t want to spend several minutes on your porch trying to break a box open, but they might be willing to use a little force. This is where the quality construction of something like the PARCELBIN comes in handy. PARCELBIN is designed for security and durability, featuring an aluminum shell, recycled bamboo composite cladding and all stainless-steel hardware
Get The Right Size
You aren’t going to find a drop box big enough for every single package you order online, but you do want to choose one that is large enough for most of your deliveries. If your locker is too small, the delivery person will need to leave packages outside the bin, and it won’t be very useful.
PARCELBIN has been designed to balance the needs of ample space without taking up too much room on your porch. We feel the 27.5’’ x 29.5’’ x 41’’ dimensions of the PARCELBIN are just right for the job at hand.
- Exterior dimensions: 27.5 inches wide, 29.5 inches deep, 41 inches high (with optional planter 42 inches high)
- Exterior Depth with FRONT doors fully open: 54 inches
- Exterior Height with TOP doors fully open: 69 inches
- Interior dimensions: 26.5 inches wide, 26.75 inches deep, 33 inches high
- Front door clearance: 24 inches wide, 33 inches high
- Top lid clearance: (without planter) 25 inches wide, 25 inches deep; (with planter) 25 inches wide, 20 inches deep
It Should Look Great
Any package locker you purchase will likely be placed on your porch or elsewhere in the front of your home. It should not be an eyesore.
With that in mind, it’s important that you like the look of the container you select. With three shades to pick from when you order your PARCELBIN, it should be easy to match your décor and come away with a look that is just right. These shades work well in many different settings, and you (and your HOA) will appreciate the contemporary design. You can even add a planter to the PARCELBIN for a lovely extra touch!
Attention to Quality
It’s not hard to find a box that you can set out on your porch for a delivery person to use when they drop off a package. What is a little more difficult, however, is to find something that is well-made with quality materials and attention to detail.
As mentioned earlier, you need a quality lockbox in order to properly deter thieves. It should also be able to stand up to the weather over time. Ideally, the locker you purchase will last for years, and you’ll get more and more out of your investment as you go. With PARCELBIN, you get a quality product backed by a 5-year warranty.
Select Your Own Lock
This last point would be easy to overlook when shopping, but it’s important. Being able to use your own choice of lock, rather than being forced to use a built-in lock can make a big difference. With PARCELBIN, you can choose the lock that works best for you—and you can always switch it out later if you find another option. New lock technologies may come onto the market in the years to come, so you can remain flexible by picking a box that puts you in control.
Get Your PARCELBIN
To put an end to your package delivery worries, order your PARCELBIN today. We have carefully designed with all the features you need and a look you will be proud to display on your porch. Order one of the best package lockers for home use on the market today!