UK Accounting Glossary
The US version of a postal code. Code established by US Postal service to indicate each location. Has since been made 9 digits allowing more accurate identification of a location. Stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.
A Zip code is the US name for a postcode.
It consists or a 5 or 9 digit code, the first 5 digits pertaining to the state and postal zone/post office, the last four digits the rural route, building, or other delivery location.
A ZIP Code is a postal code used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) in a system it introduced in 1963.
The term ZIP is an acronym for Zone Improvement Plan; it was chosen to suggest that the mail travels more efficiently and quickly (zipping along) when senders use the code in the postal address.
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This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.