Top 10 Parcel Boxes
Having a parcel box on your porch is more important than ever before. We take the time to check into the 10 best parcel boxes out right now. We explore today’s most popular models like the Package Guardian, Danby Parcel Guard and Elephantrunk Parcel Drop Box.
In this day and age, you shop online more than you ever have in the past. Of course you do, it’s so easy to pick up the essentials online and have them sent directly to you. It’s also great for buying gifts, especially around Christmas time. You’re not having to brave the stores, you can just have the gifts sent directly to you when you need them.
[According to DigitalCommerce360.com US e-commerce sales grew 14.9% in 2019, this was a higher growth rate than 2018 in which it grew by 13.6%.]
While this is great for you, it’s also great for potential thieves. It’s so easy for them to come along and see those parcels left on your doorstep. What’s to stop them coming and picking them up, getting away scot free? Of course, with things like video door bells you can keep an eye on your doorstep, but that’s not enough. With a parcel box, you’ll be able to keep those parcels secure and safe from porch pirates until you get home.
Here are our top ten parcel boxes, that offer you lots of options for preventing theft and weather damage to your parcels. Any one of these will be perfect for protecting them when you’re not home.
1. Step2 Deluxe Package Delivery Box
The Step2 Deluxe Package Delivery Box is an attractive design that you can place anywhere on your property, and it will blend right in. It comes in four different colors: black, white, grey and mocha. One of these will match with your home décor, so you can pick the right one for you. Just because you’re buying a secure parcel box doesn’t mean that it can’t be attractive.
When you buy this box, you’ll see that it comes with a hinged lid and front latch. The hinged lid and latch components differentiates itself from the less expensive Express Package Box. This combination allows you to use either a traditional combo lock or a more sophisticated smart padlock, such as the BoxLock.
The parcel box is a great option if you’re sick of packages getting rained on and ruined. It will protect anything inside it from the elements, so you don’t have to worry about rain damage any more. It’s a highly durable package box, so nothing can get inside it if you don’t want it to. It’s a good option if your front door is unsheltered and parcels get left outside.
The box itself is very roomy, so there’s more than enough room for all your parcels to be secured. You’ll see that it measures 25 x 15 x 18 inches, so multiple packages can be kept inside until you can come and retrieve them. With this box, there’s no more worrying about multiple packages piling up in plain sight.
While this parcel box doesn’t come with any weighting options such as filled bases or bolts, but you can easily secure it yourself. Bags of sand or cement blocks keep it weighted down so it can’t blow away in the wind, or be carried away by porch pirates. Don’t forget, securing this parcel box to your deck or porch is an option. You will have to provide the hardware to bolt or screw it to the surface or structure.
Finally, this box is one of the most affordable on the list. With the combination of good looks and great value, that’s why we placed it at the top of our list. If you want to secure your parcels but want to keep to a budget, then this is the box for you.
2. ParcelWirx Vertical Delivery Drop Box
This is one of two ParcelWirx boxes on our list as they have so many features that you’ll love. This box is another one that’s designed to blend in on your porch, to look unassuming and unappealing to thieves. With this box, you can ensure that you’re not worrying about parcels being in plain view. The box comes in two colors, oak or graphite. Either of them will look good and work with the overall look of your home.
The box itself measures 24 x 18 x 33.5 inches, giving you more than enough room for multiple parcels to be delivered at once. With this model, you won’t need to buy an extra sign for it either. The box has a ParcelWirx logo worked into the design, so you can simply tell delivery drivers to put it in the marked box. As the logo is stamped into the design of the box itself, it may be hard to see from the sidewalk. That means there’s less chance of someone coming up and trying to get inside. That way, you can easily alert delivery drivers where to leave parcels without alerting anyone else about them.
The box itself is a simple hinged top model. To open it, all you have to do is lift the lid and put the parcels inside. This makes it very easy for deliveries to be dropped off. Some versions of this model come with a lock mechanism, where a padlock can be put through to secure it. The padlock doesn’t come with it, but you can use your own. That means you have a lot of choice when it comes to securing the lock yourself. Again, like the above mentioned Step2 Deluxe Package Delivery Box, this parcel box can be used with the BoxLock smart padlock. Read more about ParcelWirx Parcel Drop Box from an earlier post.
3. Simplay3 Hide Away Delivery & Storage Box
The Simplay3 parcel box is an unusual one, as it actually doubles as a planter. The top of the box has a 14 quart capacity planter, so you’ve got lots of room to add in some pretty flowers. These let you brighten up your porch, add some much needed color, and of course disguise your parcel box. It also makes it easy for you to point out to delivery drivers where the box is when you leave them directions.
The box itself is very attractive, featuring a design that helps it fit in with the rest of the outside of your home. You can pick from two different colors, a gray and a tan color. One of those will work with your home, so pick the one that looks best to you.
The box itself works as a storage closet for your parcels. The door in front opens up allowing parcels to be placed inside. It makes it a good option for you if you’re worried about parcels being dropped. There’s a magnetic catch on the door which keeps it securely in place when it’s shut. To keep it totally secure, there’s a latch that allows you to add a padlock. Nobody should be able to get into the box until you come home and get your parcels.
The box measures five cubic feet inside, ensuring there’s more than enough room for your parcels. That’s going to be great for you come the holiday season, when you really ramp up your online shopping. No more worrying about parcels being left out, especially if the box is full.
You won’t have to worry about the weather affecting your purchases, either. The box is made of a strong resin, making it water, wind and pest proof. Nothing is getting into the box without your permission. You’ll also see that the base allows for filling with sand or rocks, making it heavier. It makes it harder for the wind to blow it over, or for potential thieves to try and carry it away. You can even bolt it down to the ground, if you want to be sure that box isn’t going anywhere. If you want to see more about the SimPlay3 storage box, click here.
4. Keter Package Delivery Box
The Keter Package Delivery Box is a simple design that works well, ensuring that you can keep your packages safe when you need to. No one wants to come home to find their packages missing, so the Keter parcel box has everything you need.
The best thing about it is it’s ingenious package delivery system. When your delivery driver comes to deliver your package, they will open the lid on the top. This will offer a platform to put the parcel on. Once they do so and shut the lid, the platform gives way and allows the parcel to drop down. This design means no one can open the box and get at the parcels inside, as the platform will get in the way.
For you though, it’ll be easy to get your parcels once you come home. You’ll be able to open the cabinet door at the bottom, which can be secured by a padlock (padlocks sold separately). If you have the key or combination, all you have to do is unlock it and get the parcels out. It’s a smart system that ensures all your purchases are safe. The BoxLock smart padlock is compatible with this parcel box.
The box itself measures 44 x 24.4 x 20.9 inches, allowing you lots of room for everything that you’re having delivered. It comes in an attractive wooden panel style design, so it looks right at home outside your front door. The box is designed to resist the bleaching effects of UV rays, so it will look good for years to come. It even has ‘Packages’ embossed into it, so delivery drivers know exactly where to leave them.
The all weather polypropylene construction makes the box weather resistant, so no more worrying about the box being left outdoors when it’s raining. Your boxes should be protected until you come home. There’s also no worries about the box being carried away, either. You’ll see that the box comes complete with bolts, so you can bolt it right down onto your porch or other surrounding structure. The wind won’t be able to blow it over, and no porch pirate will be able to get away with the box itself. It makes it an excellent option if you’re worried about the box being taken away.
The Keter box doesn’t come assembled, but it’s very easy to put it together yourself and get it ready to accept packages. Overall it’s a good option for anyone looking for a package delivery box. We wrote more about the Keter Package Delivery Box in an earlier post.
5. ParcelWirx Horizontal
Now there’s the other ParcelWirx box on the list, the horizontal box. Unlike the others listed so far, this box is longer than it is tall, measuring 35.5 x 18 x 23.2 inches. Why is that a good thing? Because, the lower profile your parcel box is on your porch, the harder it is to see from the street or sidewalk. A lot of protecting your parcels is ensuring that they can’t be seen, and this helps you achieve that.
As it’s a ParcelWirx box, you’ll see that is has a lot of similarities to the other entry on this list. It comes in oak and graphite, again giving you the choice of two good colors that will work well on your porch and help the box blend into the background. It also has the excellent styling that makes it look good as well as practical.
You’ll see it also uses a hinged lid, making it easy to get parcels in and out of the box itself. You have the option of a latch that you can attach your choice of padlock to, ensuring that parcels are secure even if someone tries to get into the box. Just let your delivery person know and they’ll be able to lock up the padlock when they’re done.
The sturdy plastic means that the box will stand up to the elements when it sits outdoors, day after day. Parcels inside will be safe from rain and wind, so you’re not going to be dealing with soggy packages. There’s even a one year limited warranty on the box, so you know you’re covered. If you want to know more about the ParcelWirx Horizontal, take a look here.
6. Danby Parcel Guard
The Parcel Guard is a little different, as you can actually keep track of your parcels when you’re not home using it’s smart features. It has WiFi capabilities that offer a huge range of applications to you. Firstly, you’ll need to install the app that comes with it. This will keep you updated on everything happening with the box. There’s live updates you’ll get when the parcel comes, as the weight monitor in the box will be able to tell if a parcel has been added.
The camera included with the box can stream live video directly to your phone, so you can see who’s near the box at any given time. If you see anyone nearby who you don’t recognise, or if the box is being tampered with, a loud alarm will go off. This is usually more than enough to put even the most determined thief off.
With all these new and exciting capabilities, the box is still a sturdy model at heart. It’s made of high grade plastic, as well as other tough materials, to ensure that your parcels are safe no matter what. That helps deter tampering and stops the weather from getting in.
The box uses a platform to receive parcels. The delivery person puts the parcel on the platform at the top of the box. When they shut the door, the platform drops and drops the parcel down with it. It’s a simple design that stops thieves in their tracks, as they can’t get their hands inside to try and get the parcel back out.
There are multiple ways to lock and unlock the parcel compartment. You have two keys which allow access to the parcels within. A combination lock allows you to give the number to the delivery driver in case they’re delivering a larger parcel. Then, there’s the remote opening feature. This allows you to open the box from anywhere with the app, perfect if you want someone else to be able to get into the box.
Of course, you’ll need to consider more things before buying this parcel box. It needs to be somewhere it can be plugged in, and will need to be within range of your WiFi network. If you can do that though, then this is a powerful security tool for you. You can learn more about the Parcel Guard here.
7. Kent Package Safe S2500
This attractive box will look great wherever you place it, whether that’s by the front door, on the porch, or even in a secluded corner of your yard. The box is well designed by the manufacturer, Kingsley Park, complete with a ‘Deliveries’ sign molded into it so delivery drivers know exactly where to place their packages.
It looks great and it’s made well too. The box is made of high quality resin, so it’s incredibly hard wearing. That’s just what you need if the box will be set out in all weathers, sun and snow. It should resist fading in the sun, so it will stay looking good for years to come. That high quality construction also means that packages are safe inside. They’ll be protected from the wind and rain, so there’s no worrying about them getting soaked or blown away.
What’s interesting about this model is that it comes with a small air vent inside. It allows for air flow without allowing moisture in. That helps the box stay dry and cool, so your packages stay safe. It’s good if you’re ordering items that might be damaged in high temperatures, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of buying a parcel box for your home. Kingsley Park also has an insulated bag feature with the box, perfect for holding groceries and other items and keeping them cool while they’re outdoors. This parcel box is the Kent Package Safe S2500i.
Keeping the box in place is easy too. It’s designed with a space to hold up to 30lbs of sand as ballast. Thieves aren’t going to be able to make off with your box if they can’t get into it, as it will be too heavy. Plus, the wind won’t be able to blow the box over, damaging it. It’s a small feature but it’s one that’s highly useful.
The hinged lid keeps the parcels covered while you’re away. Once you’re ready to come collect them, it’s easy to open up and get them out. This box is a great basic box with some features that make it perfect for warm climates. Like many of the other boxes on this list, the BoxLock smart padlock is compatible with this item. Read more about the Kingsley Park Kent Package Safe.
8. Elephantrunk Parcel Drop Box
There are plenty of attractive parcel boxes on this list, but this is one of the best by far. This box is made from cast aluminum and galvanised steel, and designed to look just like a regular mail box. They’re great looking, so you’ll be happy to have one outside of your property. They even come in four colors: rubbed bronze, red, black and white. Whatever you want from your parcel box, you’ll be able to get the color that suits you best.
The box can be placed anywhere you want it to go. It can sit out by the curb, up by your front door, or anywhere on your porch. The box comes with the ability to be bolted down. This keeps it in place, so it can’t go wandering when you’re not there. The wind won’t be able to knock it over, and no potential thief can pick it up and make off with it. You know once your parcels are in there, they’re safe.
Being made of such sturdy materials, you’ll see that the box protects everything that’s put into it. No water can get inside when it’s raining, so you won’t have soggy parcels. If you bolt it down, you won’t see the wind knock it over or carry the box away.
The way the box works is ingenious. It’s a taller box, measuring 37.2 x 17.8 x 16 inches. At the top, there’s a patented rotating drum. When your delivery driver opens the door, they’ll be able to place your parcel into the slot. Then, they’ll shut the door and the drum will rotate, allowing the parcel to drop into the box.
This stops anyone from being able to reach inside and get the parcels that are in there. It’s such a simple idea, but it’s highly secure and ensures that you’re not going to be dealing with people trying to reach in and get your goods before you come home. You don’t need to worry about parcels being damaged when they’re dropped down, either. When they drop, they’ll fall onto shock absorbing cushioning. Whatever you have delivered, it will be safe.
When you buy this model, you’ll also get a small Elephantrunk plaque, which can be hung up anywhere you wish. Many home owners choose to place the sign above the front door bell. This is because it’s small enough to be unobtrusive, so you won’t have to worry about people being able to see it from the pavement. However, it will still alert delivery drivers to the fact that you have a parcel box for them to use. You can even place a ‘no deliveries’ sign on the box when you’re on vacation, so they’ll know not to leave items there if you don’t want them too.
This parcel box is full of ingenious design ideas that keep your parcels safe when you’re not home. To learn more about the Elephantrunk, click here.
9. Danby DPG37GN
Here’s the second Danby model parcel box on the list. This box offers the same level of protection as the other model, and does a lot to protect your parcels when you’re not there to receive them. The major difference is this model doesn’t have the smart capabilities that the Danby Parcel Guard does. That doesn’t stop it from being a highly capable protector for your parcels though. If you want a high quality parcel box but you don’t want to pay extra for smart capabilities, then this is the model for you.
The parcel box looks the same as the smart model, measuring 39.4 x 19.7 x 15.9 inches. That’s more than large enough to hold any parcel that comes your way. It has the same kind of parcel delivery slot, allowing delivery people to put the parcel on the shelf and shut the door. Once they do, the parcel is dropped into the bottom compartment which cannot be opened without the right key.
If you want a parcel box that’s unassuming and doesn’t draw the eye, then this is the one for you. It’s a very sleek model that doesn’t have decorative features that other have, but also doesn’t advertise that there are deliveries inside. Because of this, you will need to leave instructions for your delivery driver to place the parcels in the box. You can easily leave instructions when you place orders though, so it isn’t a problem.
When you get the parcel box it will be ready to use right away. There’s no extra preparation you need to do to make it ready to accept parcels. If you’re worried about it being blown away, you can place weights in the bottom to make it heavier if you so wish. There is an option to bolt this down through the bottom or fasten this parcel box through the back to an existing structure. The plastic shell itself is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about where you put it. Even if the box is open to the elements, it’s going to protect your packages from rainwater.
Once you’re ready to retrieve your packages, all you need to do is unlock the bottom compartment to get them out. This locking compartment ensures that no one can get into the box until you come home and open it up. This box offers a huge amount of protection, even without the smart features of the similar Danby Parcel Guard model above on this list. We wrote more about this parcel box in another post.
10. Package Guardian
Last but not least, there’s the Package Guardian. Unlike the other models on this list, it’s not actually a box. Instead, it’s a parcel bag. Despite being a bag, it’s just as secure as any other parcel delivery system. What makes it a must have for many people is that it’s not a permanent structure. This makes it the perfect option for people who rent their homes and can’t make changes to the building, or just don’t want a box outside their home all the time. It’s also great if you don’t have a lot of space outside your front door.
The Package Guardian works by being hung from your front door. You can also attach it via a bicycle lock to railings or anywhere else you need to put the bag. When the delivery driver comes, they can put your items in the bag and then you can get them when you come home. Once you have the items, all you need to do is bring the bag back inside, and you’re done.
It’s worth noting that you’ll need to be able to put a metal hanger (like you would use for a decorative wreath) on your door in order to be able to hang the bag from it. If you can’t do that, for example if there’s weather stripping around the door, then you won’t be able to hang the bag this way. However, you could hang it elsewhere on your property. You could place it on a side door or back door, just let the delivery company know which door your using and give the combination on the delivery instructions.
How is the bag secured? It’s all about how it’s constructed. It uses 44 feet of steel cable throughout the bag, making it impossible to cut through. It’s a simple design but very effective at resisting tampering from porch pirates. The fabric is ballistic nylon, so it can resist anything the weather throws at it. Don’t worry, even if it pours down with rain, your packages are safe in the bag.
The bag itself is secured with an ABUS lock. Once the packages have been delivered, the delivery driver closes the padlock and the bag is fully secured. No one is getting into the bag until you come back and open it up for yourself. As it comes complete with the lock, you’re ready to use it as soon as you take everything out of the box.
The bag itself holds up to 200 pounds, so you can receive multiple parcels in one day, without worrying about it breaking or falling from the door. It’s not your regular parcel box, but it’s solid and can stand up to anything. To find out more about the Package Guardian, click here.
These are our top ten parcel boxes available right now for you. There’s so much choice in what kind of box you buy. In some cases, it doesn’t even need to be a box at all. Either for your house, condominium, or apartment, if you want something small you can padlock shut, or something that’s WiFi enabled that has all the bells and whistles, there’s something here that’s perfect for you.
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