Special markings in business letters

(Specifics about special markings and endorsement)

Table of contents – special markings

On this page you will find the following:

  1. Use of special markings
  2. Further explanations

How are special markings used in English business letters?

Special markings such as delivery information or handling notes do not have a fixed rule regarding their position in a business letter. However, the remark is usually placed above the recipient’s address together with a blank line so that it can still be read in the window of the envelope.

The most common endorsements and markings

Typical marking
Hold for arrival
Printed matter
By courier
Express delivery; Special delivery (American English)
Registered (mail)
If undelivered, please return to … (sender)
(By) airmail
Please forward; To be forwarded
Poste Restante (British English); To be called for

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