If you make a typing mistake on your label, you technically can make edits using a pen or marker...but sadly, USPS is not required to follow any handwritten corrections or instructions on the label or package 😓
When USPS is in possession of your shipment, their systems will only reference the address information that's been hard-coded into the tracking barcode. Even if the correct information is displayed on your package, USPS will typically use the original information as it appears in their systems.
Your safest option is always to request a refund for your incorrect label, and try making it again 👍
What if I just need to add an Apartment / Unit number?
Even if you need to add extra information to your label, there still isn't a guarantee that the package will be delivered successfully 😢 A generous mail carrier might reference the label information and deliver the package to the right place, but USPS will usually return the package to sender due to an insufficient address.
What if I'm only correcting the recipient name?
Typically, making handwritten edits to the recipient's name is totally fine, as long as the address itself is correct 🙂
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