Living in the digital world and encountering many technical terms can be very frustrating at times. You try to search for their meanings, you ask your friends and others. Sometimes you do get the answers but they might prove to be too technical for your comprehension.
In this post, I will try to explain “PO to addressee” as simply as possible.
Sometimes you have to make some online transactions or keep a track of your package or use services to buy something then you must have encountered a term “PO to Addressee”
What does PO to Addressee Mean?
If you are anything like me who is shy to ask many questions then here, this post is for you.
There are two possible explanations for PO to Addressee:
1. If you are expecting an overseas or even domestic mail then PO stands for “Post Office” number and of course addressee is YOU.
So, if someone is sending you a mail or package through post office then PO to the addressee is YOU who is the recipient.
2. Secondly, during the transactions of insured items, PO stands for “Paid Out”. It means that the amount is payable to the addressee. Such a process ensures transparency for both the business and the receiver of the items. It is like keeping a fair record of the whole procedure so that both the sides can avoid confusion.
Many ‘delivery websites’ like USPS have such PO written on their transaction pages. You can track the delivery or reception of your items by checking the tracking record, mail processing facilities and shipping facilities to national and international destinations. For such verifications, you are going to use “PO to the addressee.”
Why ‘PO to Addressee’ is used?
The carrier companies usually transport the package or item to the final destination. From then point onwards, the company will contact the receiver (addressee) to provide with the necessary information. In this case, it is the physical address of the receiver. If the receiver is not able to provide a valid address then, of course, chances are that you might lose your items.
One catch to mention PO address is that it costs less to the delivery company if they deliver the item to post office as they do not have to deliver it to your home, physically. The item is deposited in the post office and from there onwards it is your responsibility to pick it. That means, when a company asks you to write your street and post office address then chances are, they will choose the post office address. Therefore, it becomes imperative for you to give a valid post office address as well. That PO to the addressee is surely very important.
Lastly, this PO to addressee becomes important when you are using Express Mail services. Such seemingly minor detail saves you from a big hassle later.
Finally, whenever, you fill out a form or track the delivery of your item, pay special attention to “PO to addressee”, as it can ensure the delivery of your package.