Hey sorry for the basic question but I just purchased something online and forgot to add the county and only put the house number. Street name, area name and postcode
All they need is the house number and the postcode right ?
I’ve emailed the company hoping they can rectify this
I doubt it, but it depends where you ordered from - emailing the company is the right thing.
If it’s a UK based company, chances are they’ll assume UK shipment, if not, they’d probably just end up contacting you for more info.
It will be fine. Postcode is most important.
In most cases, yes. Some houses do share the same number and postcode, with the only difference between street name. Country usually (definitely if it’s a U.K. based company) doesn’t matter so long as the rest of your address is correct.
As someone who has also made this mistake a few times, you’d be surprised. I’m not sure if the issue is automation, or if people just don’t check, but I had an item dispatched once where the only field I had filled in was the street name. No house number or postcode. I noticed my error immediately and emailed but they didn’t realise until after it had been posted.
Nice one guys
It wasn’t a mandatory field so hopefully ok fingers crossed
As others have said, as long as you gave the house number, street and postcode, it’ll be fine.
The best thing to do though is use the address details provided here:
https://www.royalmail.com/business/find-a-postcode as Royal Mail don’t use county, instead they use post town.
How to address your mail (Clear addressing):
Write or print the name of the person (or people) you are sending to on the first line, above the address. It’s best to include their surname as well as their first name.
You can add a line for an organisation name.
Use a line for the property number and street name.
If the property has a full name, this can take up one line and drop the street name onto the next line.
Next line can be used to name the local area or village name.
Next line should be for the town. Write the name of the town in capital (upper case) letters.
There is no need to include a county name, your letters and parcels will reach your intended recipient without one. If, however, you’d prefer to include a county name, you’ are welcome to do so.
UK destination: The final line should be the UK postcode, again in capital letters.
International destination: After the area code, add the country name to the final line, again in capital letters.
You don’t need to cross them, there is nothing to worry about. Even if it was a mandatory field and you put the wrong county, it would still get to you from the postcode and door number.
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