So i’m not sure all the places this is a thing BUT, in Canada, when digitally filling out customs forms for mailed products (in this case, through Canada Post’s site or mobile app), it requires the receiving party’s phone number to go along with the international address you are mailing to.
When filling it in, in person, the postal workers don’t require it BUT, going through any of the updated official forms online that make sending mass packages simpler, they most certainly do require it. (however fedex, UPS, etc all require it when i’ve mailed through them.)
It would be very awesome if we could have the option to request that as well for tiers that are getting merch/items and being sent outside of our country. (All online merchants i’ve ever purchased items through, including amazon, require a phone number from the recipient for the courier services , i don’t see why patreon should be different since we also have to send mail through postal or courier services.)