Most countries use some type of postal code system, also known as "zip" codes, to identify the precise location of a home or building amid a growing infrastructure. Some smaller countries share a postal code system with a larger, nearby country while other small countries forgo one altogether.
ShippingEasy typically requires a zip code to validate any address but recognizes there are a few countries that do not use these codes. If your international addresses do not validate, ShippingEasy indicates this within the application.
If you run into a validation error for a country that does not use zip codes, you can try to force the address through by entering "00000" as a replacement postal code. Using this false postal code should not cause issues, as it does not exist.
To view if an address is invalid:
Simply look for the icon in the ORDERS and/or READY TO SHIP pages.
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To validate your international address:
ShippingEasy validates international addresses using a site called Melissa Data, courtesy of our parent company Stamps.com. Melissa Data can provide corrected address suggestions for both ShippingEasy subscribers and non-subscribers.
- Address results indicating Verification to the Premises level should validate in ShippingEasy.
- Address results indicating Partial Verify to Thoroughfare (or other) level, may not validate in ShippingEasy. In these cases, we would recommend confirming the address with your buyer, and/or attempting to use "00000" for the postal code.
Once verified, addresses can be updated directly in the ORDERS or READY TO SHIP pages.
Learn how to edit an address on the: