A city without a postcode is like a place without signposts – it’s difficult to navigate and find what you are looking for. The recent surge in internet commerce has made the need for some sort of postal code system even more urgent. In my opinion, cyberspace has superseded all other tradition marketing means such as: the print media, television and radio. It is the definitive way to disseminate information to a twenty-first century audience. The success of this project is largely dependent on a good website that impinges on people’s consciousness, i.e. they’ll get the message – like the system and use the code. That’s the theory anyway.
Therefore, I’ve decided to ameliorate the situation by implementing a functioning postcode for Galway. This zip code is basically directional compass points and six zones that divide Galway – NW1, NE2,SW3,SW4,EC5 and SE6. It has the advantage of being upgraded very easily without a change to its core structure,e.g. the present NW1 could be extended by the addition of more numerals and letters as the need arises. When the new national postcode system is rolled out in spring 2015 by Capita, galwaypost.com can be amalgamated and weaved in seamlessly with it – like they intent to do with Dublin’s present numeric postal system.
I envisage that this new system will be welcomed by postal distribution companies and all who are engaged in ecommerce.