What is a Postal code (ZIP code)?

A postal code (ZIP code) is the unique number of a post office or a mail sorting center.

If your country has a postal code system (majority of countries have one) it is important that you provide a correct Postal (ZIP) code for your delivery address.

Please do not enter a regional postal code associated with a central post office (for example a central postal office in a larger city), instead please enter your local postal code associated with a local postal office which serves your particular address.

If you are not sure what your postal code is, you can always visit any postal office in your area and they will help you.

Why is it so important? Providing a correct postal code helps the courier to speed up delivery and to deliver your order to the right address. For example, there may be similar street names in different parts of your city and a parcel which is addressed through a central post office could be incorrectly routed.

See also: What is a PO BOX (Post Office Box)?