5 Best Outdoor Parcel Delivery Drop Box

We spend more time away from home, but we’re getting more items delivered via online shopping. How do we ensure our items are delivered securely?

It’s time to buy a parcel delivery drop box. You never have to miss a parcel again. These kind of products are growing in popularity, especially since the growth of online shopping has exploded.

The last five years has seen an increase of homeowners in the USA and UK buying outdoor parcel boxes. It looks like we’re all starting to follow the trend.

We’ve selected our winning brand, followed by the most secure stand-alone type and a budget choice for those wanting a lower-cost option. Check them out first before reading about the remaining two runner-up options.

qualarc parcel box review

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elephant red coloured standalone delivery box

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If you’re in my shoes, then you’re sick of talking to your grumpy neighbour. I don’t look forward to asking him about my missed amazon package or MyHermes delivery.

Do you share the pain? Is your neighbour a miserable individual? You can’t bear to look at him in the eyes? You’d rather be found dead in a ditch than have to utter one more word to your neighbour? It’s OK. We get it. We share your pain!

So what are you going to do about it? Consider buying a secure parcel box, perhaps? What we’re going to do here is outline 5 of the best ones. You can then be confident that all your package deliveries are safe from intruders, passers-by and that grumpy old neighbour!

parcel being delivered to a woman

The difficulty we found is finding one that is discrete enough that it would deter potential burglars and a well designed box that would still look attractive. We came across a number of items that were just too big for most homes.

Additionally, we wanted something that couldn’t be taken away easily, so that is why both the winner and runner-up are both wall-mountable.

Sizing wise, we went for the small to mid size options as most people usually only order this type. For the bigger items, you’ll probably need to arrange with the courier as to when you’ll be at home to sign for the item to be delivered.

Best Parcel Delivery Box - Reviewed & Ranked!

Now it’s time to make up your own mind. We provide 5 in total, including the 2 above. They are dropping in price so our pricing estimation may be somewhat dated by the time you’re reading this. Nevertheless, the information provided is still sound, so we feel that you’ll have enough information to make up your mind.

Best of luck in avoiding that pesky neighbour from hell!

dog looking at dozens of parcels
Don't be this dog. You'll have no idea what to do with all your parcels.

1. Qualarc WF-PB019 Parcel Drop Box

Our Rating:
qualarc parcel box review

“sturdy and weather resistant”

This top loading parcel mailbox has a soft curved lid on the top. It’s constructed from an 0.8mm thin galvanised steel frame and the scratch resistant black outer shell looks very sleek to the eye.
  • Manufacturer: Qualarc
  • Weight: 10 pounds (4.5kg)
  • Size: 9.5 x 13.5 x 20 inches
  • Parcel Size Max: 10 x 2.5 x 4 in.
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Rust & Weather Proof? Yes

This is a better priced storage drop box; very economical and good value for money. Very much like the Peelco 19″, it is fully wall mountable.

It’s also proportionally sized and doesn’t stand out too much.

A big negative is if a large box is delivered and it causes a block against the next package i.e. the flaps on the top go down when an items is dropped. If the flaps are unable to point downwards due to a block from below, then the courier is going to struggle to leave it at the property.



Qualarc WF-PB019 Conclusion

it’s a good buy if you live on a narrow street. It might be a bit overpriced for what it is, but we found it to be probably worth the money if you get lots of packages.

2. PEELCO 19" Package Delivery Box

Our Rating:
peelco package delivery box

“Slim, wall-mountable and solid”

This wall mounted secure parcel box will hold both small and medium packages. Perfect if you need an outdoor box for Amazon deliveries. It’s also rust resistant, meaning it’s ready for all types of weather.
  • Manufacturer: Peelco
  • Weight: 16.25 pounds (7.4kg)
  • Size: 14.5 x 5.4 x 13.8 in.
  • Parcel Size Max: 10 x 2.5 x 5 in.
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Rust & Weather Proof? Yes

This holds envelopes, newspapers and small to medium packages. It’s a fairly heavy duty mailbox and comes with a slot big enough for all of your envelopes, mail, and packages.

It has been designed to de durable against the most extreme of weather and handles well against and bumps. It also looks good. The sleek, jet black 0.8mm thick galavanised stainless steel looks the part.

It’s most suited to homes that don’t really have much space outside, so it’s especially suitable for terraced housing or narrow streets. While it is designed to be mounted on to a wall, it can also be affixed to the ground. 

It also comes with 4 keys, meaning you can spread out where you store the spare keys in case of loss.



Peelco 19″ Conclusion

it’s a good buy if you live on a narrow street. It might be a bit overpriced for what it is, but we found it to be probably worth the money if you get lots of packages.

3. Step2 Smart Parcel Delivery Box

Our Rating:
step2 drop box

“spacious for larger packages”

This has an elegant design that will complement perfectly with any architectural style. It is also a hasped storage container, meaning that  this item works with BoxLock – the first smart delivery padlock.
  • Manufacturer: Step2
  • Weight: 16 pounds (7.3kg)
  • Size: 19.1 x 23.1 x 32.3 in.
  • Parcel Size Max: 25 x 15 x 11 in.
  • Material: Durable Plastic
  • Rust & Weather Proof? Yes

This is a better option for those that have large sized boxes delivered to them. It will hold lots of packages, so there’s no need for you to be in all day.

The plastic is reasonably OK, depending on the colour. We think you should opt for the darker colours as these blend into the background better and also look much more desirable.

It comes with a lockable hasp latch, meaning you can use your own padlock or even better – purchasing a BoxLock which is the world’s first smart lock.

It does feel a little lightweight yet cumbersome. Some people have suggested to bolt it down for added home security. We don’t think that’s absolutely necessary unless the box is completely exposed to passers-by.



Step2 Conclusion

This item is good if you’re able to install a Box Lock and notify your couriers such as Fedex or UPS to leave your packages inside, but we’ve heard that it’s not always easy to do this. Resistance to change is strong 🙂

4. Hardcastle Vertical Dropbox

Our Rating:
hardcastle cheap parcel drop box

“cheap and cheerful – budget option”

Available in 2 colours, this item is great for homeowners that are bit more conscience of cost.

  • Manufacturer: Hardcastle
  • Weight: 5 pounds (2.26kg)
  • Size: 4.5 x 11.5 x 16 in.
  • Parcel Size Max: 10 x 1.5 x 5 in.
  • Material: Galvanised Sheet Metal
  • Rust & Weather Proof? Yes

This one is only really suitable for smaller packages, newspaper and magazines. If you think you’re going to order and receive larger packages than the very small ones, then you shouldn’t go with this.

The reason it’s on this page is due to price. If you’re looking for a cheap delivery dropbox, then this is your best bet. Size wise it isn’t great though.

It comes with 2 keys in addition to all the screws and wall plugs to fit it to the wall.



Hardcastle Conclusion

Cheap and cheerful. Does the job for smaller packages, but completely useless for anything bigger than a ‘Lord of the Rings’ book.

5. Qualarc WF-PB018 ParcelBox

Our Rating:
large parcel drop box

“Big, secure and spacious”

This is an extra large parcel and mailbox that is wall mountable. It’s large enough that it’ll hold enough mail if you go away on holiday for two weeks!

  • Manufacturer: Qualarc
  • Weight: 18 pounds (8.2kg)
  • Size: 10 x 17 x 20.5 in.
  • Parcel Size Max: 14.5 x 7.8 x 4 in.
  • Material: Galvanised Steel
  • Rust & Weather Proof? Yes

This is a very large box, so make sure you’re aware of that. it does protrude out a significant amount, so if this is important, maybe it’s better to order a smaller one.

Made out of scratch resistant steel body, this extra large parcel bin will hold at least a week or two worth of mail (depending on the size). It comes with two slots – one for regular letters and the other for packages.

The thickness of the steel wall is a little lower than desired at 0.8mm. This isn’t a deal killer, but it can feel a little flimsy.



Qualarc WF-PB018 Conclusion

This is a great item if you receive lots of mail and packages which tend to be larger in size. Make sure you have the space for it as it’s bulky.

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