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Addressing Guidelines from the U.S. Postal Service
Mail destined for locations other than DAS Publishing and Distribution shuttle routes must be sent through the U.S. Postal Service or by another carrier.
Please remember that only the USPS can deliver to post office boxes.

Addressing for Success
Please use the following guidelines as set by the U.S. Postal Service to ensure proper mail delivery and handling and to qualify for postage discounts.
 
Postal Service addressing guidelines:
  • CAPITALIZE EVERYTHING IN THE ADDRESS
  • USE TWO-LETTER STATE ABBREVIATIONS
  • ELIMINATE ALL PUNCTUATION
    (Except the hyphen between ZIP code and plus four)
  • USE COMMON ABBREVIATIONS
  • USE ZIP + 4 CODES
  • USE ONLY NON-PROPORTIONAL FONTS
  • USE 10 OR 12 PITCH FONTS
  • NO MORE THAN 5 LINES TO AN ADDRESS
  • BLACK INK ON WHITE ENVELOPE
  • PLACE THE COUNTRY NAME AND ZIP CODE ON THE LAST LINE OF THE ADDRESS BLOCK WHEN ADDRESSING INTERNATIONAL MAIL
  • The destination address block must be more than 1/2 inch from both the left and right edges of the envelope and at least 5/8 inch, but no more than 2 3/4 inches from the bottom.
Address format for automation:
(OPTIONAL) Non-Address Data
(OPTIONAL) Information/Attention
Name of Recipient
Delivery Address
Post Office, State, ZIP
FELO1225-66H
HARRY FELDMAN PRES
FELDMAN INSURANCE AGENCY
236 SUNSET AVE RM 101
LOS ANGELES CA 90012-0001
Dual address format:
You may use both a post office box number and a street address when addressing mail. However, mail will be delivered to the address line immediately above the city, state and ZIP code line. For example:
 
Mail will be delivered hereGRAND PRODUCTS INC
100 MAJOR ST.
P O BOX 200
PORTLAND OR 97214-1100
.... or hereGRAND PRODUCTS INC
P O BOX 200
200 MAJOR ST
PORTLAND OR 97214-1000
NOTE:  The ZIP code must be correct. If post office box and street address are on the same line, mail will be delivered to the post office box.
 
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