Are you asking what is zip code while you are trying to fill a form or you have come across just postal code?
Then this post is for you as it is set to give you in-depth knowledge about it.
Zip code and postal code are partially the same except that zip code are mainly used in the United State Of America(USA) and Philippines, while other countries like Nigeria make use of the postal code.
Zip and postal code are both numerical characters, that help in identifying geographical places for prompt mail and delivery of package around the world.
Aside that, it is also used to designate destination and also for detailed account of census.
How do you respond to a form asking for your zip code?
If you are filling a form and it requires you to slot in your zip code, 23401 will do just fine. If at all, it was rejected. 00176 or 110001 should do.
Be rest assured that any of this will work as I have used it many times.
Remember, I said zip code and postal code are partially the same, still confused? Ok lets map it out.
In a layman language, zip code is used to identify different locations around the country to help in the delivery of items such letters or packages.
Postal code plays more of advance role in the sense that It is used by security personnel to respond to emergency calls and other special needs that might arise. Insurance company also use it to calculate premium.
States in Nigeria and their various postal codes.
Lagos (Island) 101001
Lagos (Mainland) 100001
If you are asked to key in your postal code based on urban location, rural location or just by postal facility.
Then click here Nigeria Postal Code