Addressing international mail using a basic format makes it much easier than it may seem.
Oftentimes, people get frustrated with addressing International Mail simply because the format looks different than how we’d address mail going to a US destination.
IMPORTANT: when formatting international addresses, consider the following.
- Address formats can vary by country. Learn more about country-specific address formats.
- Each address line is subject to character limits and these vary by carrier. Find carrier-specific limits:
- Some countries require a province. Learn more.
- Military mail is subject to unique address formatting. Learn more.
How to: Enter an international address in ShippingEasy
Addresses can be edited in ShippingEasy from the ORDERS and READY TO SHIP pages. Learn how:
The following fields are available for international addresses:
|Field Name||Information required||Example|
|First Name||First name of recipient. Required.||Joyce|
|Last Name||Last name of recipient. Required.||Browning|
|Company||Name of recipient company. Optional.||Browning, LLC|
|Phone Number||Phone number of recipient. Required by some carriers.||+44 7700 900181|
|Address Line 1||Destination street address or post office box number. Required.||2045 Royal Rd|
|Address Line 2||Additional address information, such as unit, suite, or apartment. Required from some addresses.||Apt B|
|City||Name of destination city. Required.||London|
|Postal Code||Mailing code unique to city or locality. Required.||WIP 6HQ|
|Province||Name of destination province, an administrative district within the country. Required for some countries. Learn more.|
|Country||Name of destination country. Required.||United Kingdom|
|Email Address||Email destination for shipping confirmation emails. Not needed to deliver firstname.lastname@example.org|
How to: Hand address an international package
Write legibly in English, in all capital letters if possible, and roughly follow this layout:
|Address Line||Information required||Example|
|Line 1||Name of the addressee||MS JOYCE BROWNING|
|Line 2||Street address or post office box number||2045 ROYAL ROAD|
|Line 3||City or town name, other principal subdivision, and postage (if known)||LONDON WIP 6HQ|
|Line 4||Full country name (upper case in English)||UNITED KINGDOM|
Troubleshoot: International addresses
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