Instructions for sending
Check out our posting instructions for cash and contract customers.
In addition to the addressee's details, the sender's name and address information, Posti´s technical markings and item and postage indications must be provided on the envelope.
The address field can only contain the addressee's name and address. Slogans or other catch-phrases are not permitted. A customer code or any other identifier must be placed above the addressee's name.
Envelope markings for domestic letters
Sender's name and address information, alternatively in the flap of the envelope.
Postage fee indications, e.g. a Port Payé or a postage stamp.
Addressee's name and address informationt.
Sender's name and address information Note! Maximum 4 cm from the top of the envelope, eg. example. Alternatively, the information can be placed in the flap of the envelope.
Posti´s technical codes, e.g. the Information Service code.
Postage indications, e.g. Port Payé Finlande or a postage stamp.
Addressee's name and address information.
When you are planning an item, for example, the appearance of an envelope, please take into account Posti’s service-specific requirements for mechanical handling. These requirements are listed in the Guide for Machine-Sortable Items.
Marking the addressee’s address
Row: other information on the addressee: title, customer code, subscription code or other customer-related information
Row: supplement to the addressee’s name e.g. organisational unit, department, office, processed by, occupant of the apartment, c/o
Row: Spare row, can include specify the name of the recipient or internal information of the company
Row: Exact delivery address: street address, P.O. Box address
Row: Postal code and locality in capital letters
If you are sendning abroad, see country specific information how to write address.
Address labels for letters and other documents
Cash customers can pick up the required address labels from Posti service points. The address labels are free of charge. Registered Letters and Cash on Delivery Letters are sent without an address label. Write the sender and recipient information on the letter. An identifying tracking bar code is attached to the letter at the Posti service point counter.
Address labels models
Printing of address labels with Posti SmartShip ordering channel. The service includes tracked letter services as well as parcel and freight services. You will also be able to print address labels both domestic and overseas items.
Address labels models, domistic letters
Address labels models, letters abroad
Express letter markings
1.Note for sender.
2.Two additional labels for the front and reverse of the item.
3.Express Letter identification label. Detach the label starting from here. Do not detach the barcode sections only.
4.Example of an item.
Standard-sized envelopes are the most convenient to use, because they are the easiest to send by post. Benefits include:
savings in printing costs
savings in enveloping and mailing costs
more rapid mailings savings in postage fees
|Series B||B4 250 x 353 mm|
|B5 176 x 250 mm|
|B6 125 x 176 mm|
|Series C||C3 324 x 458 mm|
|C4 229 x 324 mm|
|C5 162 x 229 mm|
|C65 114 x 229 mm|
|C6 114 x 162 mm|
|Series E||E4 215 x 307 mm|
|E5 156 x 220 mm|
|E65 110 x 220 mm|
|E6 110 x 156 mm|
Standard sheet sizes
|A-series||A0 841 x 1189 mm|
|A1 594 x 841 mm|
|A2 420 x 594 mm|
|A3 297 x 420 mm|
|A4 210 x 297 mm|
|A5 148 x 210 mm|
|A6 105 x 148 mm|
Sending valuable or urgent items
Cash, securities, precious metals, gemstones, and other valuables delivered by mail must always be sent as Insured Items. Insured shipments go through special secure handling. Insurance coverage against loss, theft and damage is limited to the agreed insurance value.
Sending mail from your own mailbox
In specified sparsely populated areas, consumers may mail small volumes of prepaid ordinary letters and parcels by leaving them in their own mailboxes and using a pickup sign. The item must fit in the mailbox. Prepaid ordinary letters and parcels will be picked up for delivery when incoming mail is delivered to the mailbox. The right to this service can be checked at Posti Customer Service.