Automated Mail Processing Machines Can’t Read Proper English Punctuation! The Result….
Addresses and mail-pieces are now read by automated mail processing machines, that means using proper punctuation may result in your letter never reaching it’s destination. So, from now on, here are the rules: no cursive, no periods or commas, and only use capital letters.
And…. it brings me much sadness to say, no fancy, colorful, or artistic lettering. 😦
Proper Way to Address a Letter
JANE L MILLER
1960 W CHELSEA AVE STE 2006R
ALLENTOWN PA 18104
Automated mail processing machines read addresses on mail-pieces from the bottom up and will first look for a city, state, and ZIP Code. Then the machines look for a delivery address. If the machines can’t find either line, then your mail-piece could be delayed or misrouted. Any information below the delivery address line (a logo, a slogan, or an attention line) could confuse the machines and misdirect your mail.
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