Market Overview

Introducing the elephantrunk, the Gift That Keeps on Giving and Receiving All Year-Round


On the heels of increased Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales predictions and as online retailers and delivery companies scramble to meet those needs, America's leading manufacturer of premium mailboxes - Architectural Mailboxes - unveiled the elephantrunk the first full service parcel drop that receives and sends packages from outside a person's front door ( This revolutionary new product will reduce the carbon footprint created by shipping companies, ensure packages arrive safely and effectively, and is going to change the way people shop online and ship this holiday season and beyond.

Large rotating drum in the open position can accept your parcels while concealing what is in the sto ...

Large rotating drum in the open position can accept your parcels while concealing what is in the storage compartment (Photo: Business Wire)

The next generation in parcel delivery, elephantrunk owners never need worry about presents or purchases not being received on the first delivery attempt (or being shipped back to the sender because no one was available to receive them), risk having parcels stolen from the front door step or apartment stoop, damaged during inclement winter weather, waste any time waiting for a parcel pick-up or delivery, or have to drive to a convenience store to reclaim packages from public storage lockers. Further, each elephantrunk comes with a built-in barcode for future scanning integration with major parcel shipping companies. As such, the time is coming when elephantrunk users will never have to sign for a package again.

Stylish, chic, and functional, the elephantrunk solves major shipping issues, but is very easy to use. If an elephantrunk owner is not present to personally accept or send a package, a placard near the owner's door directs the parcel delivery person to drop the parcel into the locked and anchor-secured elephantrunk, completing delivery. Likewise, the elephantrunk comes equipped with an outgoing partition for parcel pick-ups and shipping returns. The parcel delivery employee just opens the elephantrunk's top compartment and removes the item to be shipped.

Architectural Mailboxes is not just another company jumping onto the new trend of online shopping and shipping solutions. The visionary business invented a version of the elephantrunk in the 1990's, but it proved ahead of its time. According to CEO Vanessa Troyer, “As a busy working mother who does a ton of household shopping, we started buying online over a decade ago to save time. After becoming the victims of parcel theft, we created the elephantrunk, a secure parcel drop that could store as much as an ‘elephant's trunk.' We were ahead of the online retail market boom, but it led us instead into the locking mailbox business as mail trends were heading toward more parcel deliveries than mail. We are thrilled to finally be able to bring the elephantrunk to the public. We have had the benefit of years of refining and testing the elephantrunk so that it meets the needs of every type of consumer.”


• Large storage compartment that can receive multiple parcel deliveries

• Corrosion-resistant cast aluminum and heavy gage galvanized steel design provides longevity

• Includes a “vacation stopper” to prevent parcel delivery or pick-up

• Comes with adjustable feet to elevate base and provide for leveling

• May also be used as a secure outdoor storage space for other items

The elephantrunk is available in four decorator-friendly colors - black, red, white, and oil-rubbed bronze. For more information about the elephantrunk or to obtain additional images, please go to

The elephantrunk parcel drop – Always home this holiday season and thereafter.


Husband and wife team Chris Farentinos and Vanessa Troyer are the founders of Architectural Mailboxes. Farentinos serves as President, bringing 25 years of consumer product experience. Troyer serves as the Company CEO. In the post, Troyer relies on nearly 30 years of experience in the postal products, commercial construction and product management fields. For more information on Farentinos, Troyer and Architectural Mailboxes, LLC, please visit

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