Zip codes Georgia Hart
To the beginning of 1960th years there was a need for more universal system of ZIP codes. On July, 1st, 1963 such new system has been accepted in a test mode in all territory of the USA. The "Father" of ZIP codes is Robert Moon, the worker of post department. Moon has offered new system of indexes in 1944 when he worked as the post inspector.Government agencies of the USA have the separate five-digits and nine-digits ZIP codes which are not providing other users of post services in a post zone with the given index.Many gasoline pumps that offer "pay at the pump" require credit card customers to enter the ZIP code of their billing address as a form of added security.ZIP code data is an integral part of dealer/store locator software on many web sites, especially brick-and-click websites. This software processes a user-input ZIP code and returns a list of store or business locations, usually in order of increasing distance from the center of the input ZIP code. As the ZIP system is confined to the U.S. Postal network, websites that require ZIP codes cannot register customers outside the U.S.