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Video offers tips for writing addresses

The Postal Service’s latest “Shipping Tips” video demonstrates how to properly write an address on a package or envelope.

The 2-minute, 30-second segment reviews the basic format for addressing letters and packages, including writing out the recipient’s full name and address, including the ZIP Code.

The sender should also include a return address and avoid using red ink.

The segment also includes tips on looking up addresses and ZIP Codes on

“How to Address a Package” is one of four new videos in the “Shipping Tips” series, which is part of the Postal Service’s efforts to educate customers.

The first entry, How to Pack a Box,” was released last week.

The videos are also available through Link and the Postal Service’s YouTube channel.

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