Since moving into the Technology Centre, I have been trying to find out how to get my address to show up on the Royal Mail database. As it turns out it is no more difficult than sending an e-mail but as I couldn’t find anything through Google, I thought I would post this in the hope it saves someone wasting the same amount of time that I did (which shall remain undisclosed as I’d prefer it if readers didn’t think I am an idiot).
To add your record to the Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF), all you need to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving them details of the change. In my case I simply had to let them know that my company (Smarter SEO Limited) had taken up residence in the Wolverhampton Science Park.
Within 24 hours I had an e-mail confirming my details had been accepted and I now show up on the Royal Mail Address finder…
The same e-mail address can be used if you are registering a change of address for a business, or if you need to notify the Royal Mail of a brand new building, be that private or commercial.
You might ask why it is showing as “Smarter S E O” and this is due to the way in which their system registers addresses. I did question this and was quickly advised that the alternative would be “Smarter Seo” (note lower case) and that it might cause problems for some websites.
If you have somehow ended up on this post trying to find out how to add your address listing to Google Maps (as below), then you’ll need to register with Google Places.
Either way, I hope this post has been of some asssitance.