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Address format from US to UK?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Merlin5, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 11,812

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Oh ya barsteward. Now I’m sodding hungry and by hungry I mean the slabbers are nearly running down my chin. Let me know when you’re sorted with the gear from the US and I’ll trust you over my address to send some samples :p
  2. Merlin5


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 15,381

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Hah, I wish I could share cake with OCuK, I've just joked with La Cuisine members that I'd email them a slice. :D
  3. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 11,812

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Well stuff you then - hope your parcel ends up in Kiev. And not the chicken!
    joking aside, I look forward to seeing what you whip up. I love cooking (especially sweet stuff) but sadly 2 young children means I don’t have as much free time as I used to have. Though I’m thinking your brownies could be a goer for tomorrow. With all the doom and gloom surrounding covid 19 I might as well cheer myself up with a sugar overdose :p
  4. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,831

    Our own postal service will know where it's going so it doesn't really matter :D
  5. Kutter


    Joined: Mar 22, 2009

    Posts: 4,327

    Location: Georgia, USA

    I've always used UK and not had an issue.
  6. .Lethal


    Joined: Jun 8, 2005

    Posts: 6,695

    Location: United Kingdom

    You're way over thinking this stuff. Use the first one you suggested. Also make sure to offer to cover postage at the least.

    edit: Your cakes and pastries look great.
  7. jpaul


    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

    Posts: 10,919

    Won't she need an accompanying : value + it's only a gift - customs form ? to avoid it being opened, and UPS taking it hostage.

    I've used Iherb in the past for american ingrediants (DAbaking powder, for pancakes) but, the dollar became expensive.

    ( I assume for london, as postal town, you don't need to specify any subdivision/district, given it's size )
  8. Jean-F

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2017

    Posts: 1,827

    Location: London

    On the rare occasion that I get anything via snail mail from the U.S. it’s addressed
    Jean-François Blank
    47 Whatever Street,
    London then post code
    Maybe the U.S. mail service recognises UK as Ukraine, but U.K. as United Kingdom?
  9. Cleisthenes


    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,601

    Location: TN1

    :eek: They look terrific!
  10. randomshenans


    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 11,653

    Location: France, Alsace

    Sir Ross previously of the Glen
    18 Street Road
    PC23 9OL
    United Kingdom
    Former EU Nation
    European Country
  11. Merlin5


    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 15,381

    Location: Finchley Central, London

    Thanks. :)
    Yep, offered postage.

    Thanks, they tasted even better. :cool:
  12. arknor


    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 37,201

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    I doubt it makes any difference.

    they all probably end up at the exact same point in the UK no matter what the address is.

    then they will just get sorted by post code and sent to the correct mailing offices/hub where they will be sorted again before a postie takes them out for delivery

    the more information on the letter probably makes it worse btw, I had a letter from royal mail at some point during the last few years saying to change the address I use

    290a bla bla court
    bla bla road.
    Newcastle upon tyne

    dropping the street name so it's short and simple

    290a bla bla court
    newcastle upon Tyne

    I assume it speeds up their sorting of letters by a fraction of a second or some such and was irrelevant information in the digital age
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2020