All envelopes include the following elements for both the sender and receiver. Name of the individual or company Department or division Company name Street address (with any apartment, suite, or floor numbers on the same line) Post office box number City, state, and ZIP code Country (if sent to another nation)
Do not cover a stamp with adhesive tape. Make sure the stamp is positioned so that its cancellation will not affect the addresses. Be sure there is enough postage. Always check letters of more than three pages, letters with inserts, or letters to foreign countries for correct postage. There are few things that will annoy a correspondent more than having to pick up and pay for a postage due letter.
You do not have to type this in if you are using stationery preprinted with the return address. Stickers or rubber stamps may be used, although a sticker with a return address usually is reserved for personal letters. If using an envelope with a double window, make sure the letter is folded and inserted so that the return address shows through the upper window. With some personal letters written on stationery with a small envelope, it may be necessary to put the return address on the envelope flap after sealing the envelope.
If you are using envelopes with windows, make sure the address appears clearly through the window. An "Attention Line" for routing normally appears on the main address, but if there is a space limitation, it may appear in the lower left hand corner of the envelope. Addresses on envelopes are normally single- spaced.
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Return address area Logo or advertising area Postage area _________ Suggested address area -1- (2,54 cm) -1- Nonaddress information ___________ Name of addressee ________________ MR CHADRA SINGH Name of company _________________CAMPUS CAFÉ Street address ____________________ 102 N. OAKLAND AVE City, state, zip code ________________ BERKEYLEY CA Country __________________________ USA 5/8 U.S. POSTAL GUIDELINES
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the address should follow these guidelines: Print or type the information in black or dark ink, all capital letters; avoid using italics or exotic typefaces. Double-space the entries if possible; if there are too many lines in the address, single-space the entries. Omit all punctuation in the addressees title or initials, in the company name, in the street address, or in the city and state line. Include floor, suite, apartment, and directionals (north, east, etc.); use Postal Service abbreviations. Put two spaces between work groups such as street address and suite or apartment number – and between city and state – and two to vive spaces between the state and ZIP Code. Use the two-letter abbreviations for states and other regions. Use the ZIP Code or the ZIP + 4 Code to speed up processing your mail.
An address following these guidelines would look like the following: ATTENTION: DARLENE F. COSWELL AMERICAN DATANET CORPORATION 43 S MARINO DR SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA USA MS DARLENE F. COSWELL VICE PRESIDENT-FINANCE AMERICAN DATANET CORPORATION 43 S MARINO DR SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA USA
For special features in the address, use the following guidelines: For formal letters do not abbreviate compass directions in the street address unless they follow the address: 124 South Fairbanks Avenue but 124 Fairbanks Avenue SW Type notations for special mailing instructions (SPECIAL DELIVERY, EXPRESS MAIL, PRIORITY MAIL) in capitals two lines below where the stamps are placed. Type the attention line above the company name; you may type either Attention or Attn. ATTN: GREGORI STANISLAVSKI A-V IMPORTS 87 MIAMI LANE ORLANDO FL USA ATTN: GREGORI STANISLAVSKI A-V IMPORTS 87 MIAMI LANE ORLANDO FL USA
For special features in the address, use the following guidelines: Type the Personal or Confidential line two lines above and just to the left of the address. Personal MR RANDAL YU HOME STATE BANK 922 ARLENE BOULEVARD MADISON WI USA Personal MR RANDAL YU HOME STATE BANK 922 ARLENE BOULEVARD MADISON WI USA