If you are wondering if you really need to put a return address on an envelope, the answer is simple ... No - and - Yes. Let me explain ...
Well, the answer is fairly simple and uses good old common sense. If you send something in an envelope to someone, and the envelope has an incorrect or outdated/old address, the post office will not be able to return the envelope to you because they won't know where to return the undeliverable envelope. If this happens, you won't know that the mail did not get delivered to where ever it was supposed to go.
However, if you have a return address on your envelope, and it has an incorrect or outdated/old address listed, then you will get the returned mail back as 'undeliverable'. This will be your official notification that the mail did not go where it was intended to go.
So ... do you have to put a return address on an envelope ??? The answer is NO but the real question is ... Do you want to be notified if an envelope does not go where it was intended to go? If you do, then you will want to be sure to put a return address on the envelope.
If you want an easy way to put your return address on envelopes, we have a couple of great items to help you:
These neat business card marketing envelopes have a pocket behind the window for you to put your business card in the return address area. The window area has a clear lining over it so if your address is on your business cards, all you have to do is take a quick second to slip a business card in to the pocket behind the window. This accomplishes two things ... The first is that it will let everyone know what your return address is, in the event that your receiver has moved and left no forwarding address. The second thing it will accomplish is that, if you use your business card - especially a colorful one like mine is, you will get extra free advertising wherever your envelope goes! I have gotten so many compliments on these envelopes - about how neat they are and how they just had to look up my business to find out what my business was about when they saw it. So, from this, I would say that this business card marketing envelope really does it's job ... it gets my business noticed!
To easily add your address to the return address area, we have Custom Address Labels that we create for personal envelopes. We, also, can create them with your logo on the address labels if you would prefer to have professional business return address labels.