Worldwide Addressing and Mailing Information

WorldVu LLC is pleased to offer the resources below to those interested in international addressing. The papers can be accessed with no registration. Please note that these papers are copyrighted and any quotations from them should include the source of the quotation.

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International Mailing presentation
the process and requirements for sending international mail from a U.S. perspective

International Mail, Customs and Your Customer
how customs affects -- and may hinder -- getting packages and letters mailed to your customer

International Mailing Services for U.S. Mailers
what services are and are not available for international mail through the USPS

Global Addressing for the U.S. Business Mailer
the basics of how addresses vary around the globe and what a business mailer needs to know about the differences from domestic addresses. (Overview) (Full paper)

Why Correct Addresses are Important
an interview by Global-Z with Merry Law on this topic that's important to all mailers

Confusion about International Mail Delivery: Some Clarifications
explanations about common misconseptions about international addressing, delivery, and the return of undeliverable mail

Panel Discussion on Global Mail Issues
the discussion between Barry Burns (USPS), Merry Law (WorldVu LLC), Marty Shaw (Global-Z International), Mark Zazeela (APC) moderated by Jody Berenblatt (GrayHair Advisors) at the 2014 National Postal Forum

Recent Trends in Postal Addresssing
what's happening recently in postal addressing around the world, based on the review of addressing country-by country for the 2014 edition of the Guide to Worldwide Postal-Code and Address Formats

The Value of Addresses
a discussion of how addresses have value and how a value is placed on them by governments, postal authorities, and private businesses. The evaluations by Denmark, the U.K. and the U.S. are reviewed.

Change of Address in Countries Worldwide
a review of issues affecting change-of-address files internationally and a list of the countries (15 + the United States) that provide them for mailers

New and Expanded Addressing Systems
practical observations of what works and what doesn't in recent address initiatives around the world by an observer from outside government and postal operations

PostCom Postal Podcast 06.07.13
Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Jody Berenblatt, Senior Advisor, GrayHair Advisor, and Merry Law, President, WorldVu in a discussion of international postal addressing -- challenges and solution.

The Basics of International Address Hygiene
a plain language introduction to the terminology and concepts of address correction in international prospect and customer databases

International Address Parameters
a discussion of the length of international address, both the number of lines and the length of those lines, with why and how how addresses vary

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