Why Do We Need A Postcode?
According to Wikipedia postcodes were originally introduced to expediate the delivery of mail, they are useful for other purposes, particularly because codes are very fine grained and identify just a few addresses.
Since the widespread advent of internet commerce in recent years, not having a postcode is a serious disadvantage and an anomaly that’s been addressed with the creation of galwaypostcode.com.
Hopefully, in the future this postcode can be amalgamated into Sat-Navs, Google Earth, Google Maps and other websites that want and need a postcode to perform their business in a more efficient and speedy manner. On the proposed introduction of a future national postcode for Ireland, the distribution company, DHL commented: “The new postcode will give rise to efficiencies for businesses and public services across the economy.”