What zip code should I use when a country does not use postal codes?

A postal code (also known as postcode, post code, PIN, or ZIP Code) is a series of letters or digits or both, sometimes including spaces or punctuation, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail.

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 red_triangle_icon.png 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:


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