[Tagging] Addresses with PO Box, and other delivery type addresses.

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Mon Mar 23 17:48:26 UTC 2020

Tobias Wrede <list at tobias-wrede.de> writes:

> It seems I have a different understanding of the concept PO
> box. Around here if you have a PO box mail is delivered there and you
> go yourself pick it up, convenient for people who are rarely at home
> or get huge amounts of mail. In more rural areas I have seen letter
> boxes in one central point of a several km2 area or a box/bag at the
> next major road where mail is delivered to. Again you go there
> yourself to pick it up.

This is how it is in the US, too.

> I must admit I fail to understand your kind of PO box. One delivery
> company delivers to the PO box (which address/location is known) and
> then some other guys pick the mail up there and take it to your home
> which they don't know anything about? Sounds strange to me.

Also doesn't happen in the US.  PO boxes belong to the post office, and
only they deliver to them.  Most (all?) online ordering will only allow
shipment to a PO BOX if shipping is via the post office.

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