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QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions packs a punch for mailbox manufacturer

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“In general, Enterprise Solutions offers a low cost solution, quick and easy reporting, and a quick learning curve for new users.” – Chris Farentinos, President, Architectural Mailboxes, LLC

For Chris Farentinos, creativity and customer experience has always been top of mind. Take, for instance, his company, Architectural Mailboxes, where innovative and eye-catching mailboxes deliver customers the experience and quality they desire. Then, throw in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions, which has enabled Farentinos to expound on customer experience, while also taking his company to the next level. But, more on that in a bit … for now, let’s take a look at his unique company.

Architectural Mailboxes is a manufacturer and marketer of quality mailbox and mailbox accessories. They have established a reputation for product innovation, quality workmanship, aesthetic designs and end-user security. Their objective is to be the industry leader for premium residential postal products. 

“Our company, headquartered in Redondo Beach, Calif., produces premium residential mailboxes for the home improvement and hardware industries,” said Farentinos. “Our customers include boutique independent retailers, such as local hardware stores and home showrooms, Internet retailers, catalog dealers, and national home improvement chains.”

The company’s products can be found at retailers, such as Home Depot and, as well as premier hardware retailers, decorative home furnishing showrooms, online retailers and finer specialty catalogs around the country.

Their vision is to create a sense of personal pride for each homeowner who chooses any of the mailboxes for their home.

“We recognize today’s consumers are well-informed in their purchasing decisions,” said Farentinos. “Homeowners seek products that improve their lives and enhance their home’s value. For these reasons, we are committed to delivering innovative residential mailboxes that embody timeless designs, as well as function and quality.”

And, QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions has played a key role in their growth and back office operations.

“We’ve been with QuickBooks for about 15 years,” said Farentinos. “The greatest benefit of Enterprise Solutions is its good value. Instead of paying for larger platforms that are much more costly to purchase and maintain, we are able to use these funds to help grow our business in other ways.”

One of the new features that plays an important role in their business has been the expanded reporting.

“QuickBooks reporting is extremely simple and intuitive, even for more complicated queries,” said Farentinos. “This gives us the ability to quickly and efficiently answer questions and monitor company performance in many areas. Specifically, memorized reports help us quickly understand how we are doing against our own unique KPIs.”

Architectural Mailboxes recognizes that the vitality of the communities in which their employees live and work is an important factor in their success. Their company is involved in the community by helping organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Home Depot’s Framing Hope, Lowe’s charitable and educational foundation, Extreme Makeover: Home edition and the Surfrider Foundation.

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