Shipping to Norway-- address format?
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I just sold an item to a buyer in Norway, and saw that the format of her address was different between Etsy and Paypal, and neither of these formats matched up to what I found when I tried doing a Google search for how Norwegian shipping addresses. I sent her a convo but haven't heard back (totally understandable-- I know not everyone has regular internet access, or time to check email frequently), but I don't want to delay sending her item out any further, so I figured I would ask here to see if anyone can help me.
Etsy listed the address as:
[Street Name] [House Number]
[Town Name], [County Name], [Postal Code]
Does anyone know whether this is as expected? I just don't want the package to either get delayed or not arrive due to the address format. Also, if you have any other tips or advice about sending to Norway, it would be much appreciated!
Posted at 2:02 pm Nov 5, 2010 EDT
the problem with the Etsy checkout is that it has a standardised address format based on US addresses - there is no way to re-arrange items (such as postal code before city name) to match local usage
But so long as all the elements of the address are there, the package should get there OK
Posted at 2:52 pm Nov 5, 2010 EDT
I am from Norway and our address is written like this:
Street name, Street number
Post code, Town or city
The confusion arises from the fact that etsy makes us fill in our state, even though that is not used in Norwegian addresses. Not enough people living here for it to be a point. I think most formats should reach Norway fine though. It does for me:)
Posted at 8:47 pm Nov 5, 2010 EDT
I bookmark this site to help me when I run into addressing problems for international buyers.
Posted at 9:27 pm Nov 5, 2010 EDT