Talk:ZIP code

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11-digit ZIP[edit]

This article makes only passing reference to 11 digit ZIPs, whereas it concentrates a lot on ZIP+4. I'd like to see more information on ZIP11. I remember when it was first implemented, but I know very little about it. --Tim Sabin (talk) 16:08, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

I don't think there's anyone continually working on this article, you may want to do a little research yourself. Wikipedia will be the better for it.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:20, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Correction needed[edit]

Small correction needed: "Use Zip code" (sic) labels were also used to promote the use of a ZIP code. — Preceding unsigned comment added byJohnXCitizen (talkcontribs) 06:29, 29 May 2010

RE: ZIP Code, Background[edit]

Second address format shows a proper ZIP Code address as: Mr. John Smith 3256 Epiphenomenal Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

The previous paragraph stated:

“Simultaneously with the introduction of the ZIP code, two-letter state abbreviations were introduced. These were to be written with both letters capitalized.”

Therefore, the proper address format with ZIP Code and two-letter state abbreviation should be:

Mr. John Smith 3256 Epiphenomenal Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55416

Just a minor correction from a retired old postmaster. Paul L. Fletcher 1816 N. Moreland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46222-4828 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.251.236.211 (talk) 22:23, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Postal zones in big cities are seen in advertisements from 1920[edit]

As of this writing, the article states that postal zones in big cities (such as "Minneapolis 16") began in 1943. But I have been looking at journal and magazine advertisements from 1920, and have seen several examples of them. Here are two: Boston 9, Mass. and Boston 9, Mass.. Perhaps someone can look deeper into the history of these zone numbers. Possibly me, later, although not right now. — ¾-10 21:03, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Credit Card Authorisations[edit]

The requirement of the vast majority of US pay-at-the-pump, er, pumps, is a royal pain to visitors from Abroad who don't have a ZIP code. A gas station cashier in Mesquite NV told me that visitors can get a special ZIP code from their card's issuer, but I suspect that this may only apply to Canadians (she specifically mentioned "snowbirds") as no-one I asked back here in the UK, nor British ex-pats, had ever heard of such a thing. If Jane of Mesquite is correct then it could be worth a mention from someone who knows what they're talking about. Mr Larrington (talk) 16:25, 8 October 2014 (UTC)