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East London, South Africa is a long way away from the east side of London in the United Kingdom: Label your parcel correctly and avoid delivery delays
There are countless examples whereby the name of a town, city, suburb, street or even the name of a building may be very similar to a completely different place located on the opposite side of the globe.
Sending a parcel to East London, South Africa is a destination that is thousands of kilometres away from the east side of London in the United Kingdom. Yet, even with your own best intentions and those of your courier service, your parcel bound for South Africa could end up being delivered to a different country altogether if it is not labelled correctly.
Know the exact address
To avoid delivery delays and ensure that your parcel arrives at its destination, it is always wise to ensure that you know the exact delivery address and that this is clearly annotated on the label.
A postal code or zip code is a sure way for any courier to determine the destination country of your parcel. Make sure that the correct code is reflected on the label and that it is clear and visible. A postal code or zip code may also contain an additional extension number, include this also if applicable. Making sure that the postal code is correct will also speed up the sorting process and avoid further delays.
Label quality is key
Printed labels are the best way to go when addressing a parcel. Check that the ink is clear, bold and easy to read. Ensure that the printed type is not grey or dull. An unreadable shipping address, especially if it is handwritten, can result in a parcel being passed around a sorting facility while employees try to decode the label before returning it to the sender. A worst case scenario results when the return address is also not clear, your parcel may end up being tossed into the lost-and-found, never to be seen again.