Be ready for that next special delivery with our collection of letterboxes and letter slots

There's something special about receiving pieces of mail in the mailbox. Sure, plenty of people prefer more digital means of communication these days, from email and the phone to text messages and direct messages on social media. But the thrill of getting a piece of mail still rings true for Australians all around the country. It's a way to make a physical connection no matter where your friends or loved ones live. Not to mention still a tried-and-true way for thousands to receive important official correspondence from local and federal government and service providers alike.

Having a place for these special deliveries to land upon arrival is important, whether they be important forms and documents, holiday greeting cards and invitations helping you celebrate the season or postcards from friends and family abroad. eBay can make sure you have a letterbox or letter slot that suits your home. With thousands of options from which to choose online every day, you can find a structure

What to consider when choosing how your letterbox looks

Letterboxes can vary greatly from home to home. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes time to decide which letterbox or letter slot might work best for your place.

  • While letterboxes and letter slots of course perform an important role in the way you connect with people, and how they connect with you, something that sits outside the front of your home needs to fit in with your overall sense of style. Do you want to install a letterbox pillar, or do you want a more traditional mailbox style? And how big do you want it to be? (More on this in a moment.)
  • If you're got a bright colour scheme in and around your home, you might want to look for a letterbox that matches it. The same goes for if you've got a more traditionally coloured home. Your letterbox can be an extension of your home and can even be considered the first impression people will have when walking up to your place. So, choosing the right colour can make a big difference.
  • How you choose to accent your letterbox or letter slot can make just as big a difference as its overall colour. Your letterbox hardware can include the numbers you use to alert people of your address, the plate that you put on the front of your letterbox and more. Choosing wisely can make a huge difference in how you feel when you pull up to your home.

What size letterbox should I buy?

In general, you'll want to decide if you want a letterbox that can hold standard deliveries of pamphlets, cards, and other correspondence or if you want something bigger that makes it easier for couriers to leave larger packages.

If you do a lot of online shopping or receive a lot of packages for work, you might want a bigger letterbox that can accommodate the leaving of parcels of various sizes.

Another consideration is how big the area outside the front of your house is. You don't want to accidentally take up too much of your precious real estate with your letterbox.

What types of letterboxes and letter slots can I buy online?

eBay is the place to turn for thousands of different letterbox options that can help you get all set up to send and receive mail and parcels as you please. They include:

  • Freestanding letterboxes that are great for putting down toward the street in front of your standalone house.
  • Wall-mounted letterboxes that suit terrace houses or duplexes.
  • Pedestal letterboxes that offer a more chic, stylish letterbox option.

You'll also find plenty of post mount and bolt down letterboxes in a range of shapes, sizes, and colours to choose from.

Even in today's digital age, the letterbox can be a cherished form of connecting and communicating with those you care about. Whether it's taking the time to sit down and write a letter, seeing something in the shop and sending it to someone it reminded you of or ordering a special delivery when a friend or family member needs it most, the letterbox can be your way to keep in touch even if you're separated by kilometres and time zones. Make sure you're ready to accept anything that comes your way. Check out the huge selection of letterboxes and letter slots online on eBay today and find one that fits your home.