If you are planning to send parcels or packages internationally, it’s one thing to make sure your parcels are correctly wrapped and packed – but it’s another matter altogether if you want to make sure that your parcels are correctly addressed as well. There are specific ways to address parcels if you are shipping them to different countries, such as the US or other countries in Europe, and if you address your parcels correctly, you can be assured that they will reach their destination with the minimum hassle. One particularly important guideline you should always remember, for instance, is that each parcel must have a postcode. You should also make sure that the item inside your package isn’t on the prohibited or restricted list of the country to which you are sending it. But first, the address: here’s your best guide to addressing parcels for international delivery.
When it comes to addressing parcels, there are some general guidelines you must follow. One is that the name, as well as address of the recipient, should be placed at the parcel’s bottom left corner, and you should always put it on the front of the parcel or envelope. It is also imperative to use clear and legible handwriting or font and use ink or a pen that can be seen clearly against the parcel or envelope’s colour. Make sure to align the text to the left and avoid any centred lines, and don’t use any full stops or commas. It is also best to leave a clear and distinguishable margin round the address of the recipient and place the proper postage at the parcel’s top right corner. In order to protect the privacy of the recipient (as well as your privacy), don’t place any email addresses or telephone numbers on the outside portion of the parcel or envelope.
You shouldn’t forget to include your return address, as this will help you get your item back if, for some reason, your item cannot be delivered.
The right way to write addresses for international shipping
For international shipping, remember to stick to the general guidelines, as confirmed by packaging supply experts like ULPC But you should also make sure to print or write the recipient’s name on the very first line, right above their address. Include the person’s full name – their first name and surname. If you are delivering to an organisation, you can add an extra line for the name of the organisation as well.
Underneath the name, set a line for the number of the property and the name of the street, and beneath that, write down the village name or the name of the local area. In the next line, write the name of the town, and make it in upper case letters. You don’t have to include the name of a county, as your recipient is more than likely to receive your parcel with the other information stated on it.
If the destination of the parcel is within the UK, the final line of the address should be the postcode and make this in upper case letters as well. For international destinations, write down the name of the country after the area code, and make this in upper case letters too.
You can do further research on proper addressing for each country just to be doubly certain that your parcel reaches its final destination as quickly and promptly as possible.
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