- Full name and address of the recipient.
- If you handwrite the address, USE CAPITALS.
- Ensure the writing is Clear, Legible and Accurate.
- Return Address of the sender.
- If at all possible use a printed or typed address instead of a handwritten one.
- Sufficient postage.
- ALWAYS include the Postcode or Zip code.
- The phone number of the recipient. This will help avoid delay, especially with packets, parcels or items with merchandise in the event of an enquiry or payment charges, with registered letters/packets, Parcels or EMS items. Allow space for a bar-coded label (90mm x 70mm) on the front next to the recipient's address.
Different Country Addressing Formats
To best assist your parcel to get to it's destination you should adopt the preferred addressing format of the country you are sending your letter to.
For example some countries have a numerical postcode, others have an alpha-numeric postcode. Some countries place the house number at the start of the street name, whilst others position the number at the end.
Always check with the recipient for the correct addressing format.