Big test

Broomfield, CO, Letter Carrier J.D. Kohl stands near one of the test mailboxes

The Postal Service has expanded its test of larger mailboxes to rural and suburban communities in California, Colorado and North Dakota.

Customers in these areas recently received the test boxes, which are the same height as regular mailboxes but much wider to accommodate around 70 percent of boxes currently sent through the mail.

The customers who volunteered to test the boxes are providing feedback to the Postal Service throughout the test period.

Broomfield, CO, Letter Carrier J.D. Kohl predicts customers will find bigger boxes are better.

“I can see that it will be a real convenience to the customer,” said Kohl. “The box protects the package from the weather. It also may save the customer from coming to the Post Office if they aren’t home.”