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How to use a Zip Code Database

How to use a Zip Code Database

Are you in desperate need to send something off to somewhere, but you don't where it is? Well, you would not be the only one. There are many times during the day that people realize that they need to mail this that or the other to this place to which they have not yet been to. That can be quite the complicated process since companies these days are so spread out, forms could be going anywhere. So how exactly do you know where to send your mail? This is definitely a question for the ZIP code service. This is a catalogue of all mail delivery addresses with the US. It tells the mail how to get to you.

I bet you are now wondering about how to use a Zip Code database. Well, the process is very simple. There are many tools online which allow you to dip into the vast void of this database and to search for very specific ZIP codes.

Do not worry, the interface for such tools are very simple making it easy for people to learn how to use a zip code database. All you have to do is enter a combination of your street address, your state and your city. The combination of these three pieces of information allow the system to find and extract the ZIP code of your choice.
When learn how to use a zip code database, you will quickly discover that you can use the ZIP code to find an address. You can flip coin. A combination of these searches will allow you to discover how to send your mail anywhere. There is no limit.

You will even find that some very tech savvy databases have options for you to search all ZIP codes of a certain category, like all ZIP codes of property owned by Google Inc.
There should also be an option for you to have all of the ZIP codes listed under the category of a particular city area. This allows you t comb through all of the available ZIP codes for your city to make decisions about delivery tactics.
There you go, you now know how to use a zip code database.  And you can buy your zip code database from

Zip Code Database Updates - My Subscriptions

Zip Code Database Updates - My Subscriptions

Over the last several weeks we have rolled out improvements to the “My Subscriptions” area of our site.  Downloading your zip code data, renewing your data, and upgrading are now easier than ever.  We encourage all zipcodedownload customers past and present to login and check out the new features at


If you have had a chance to interact with Sean Sweeney then you have received support from our 2012 Support Rep of the Year.  Congratulations to Sean for all his hard work and dedication to our zipcodedownload customers.


Three and Four Digit ZIP Codes Appearing in Database

Three and Four Digit ZIP Codes Appearing in Database

Many customers wonder why their data is including three and four digit ZIP codes. Of course, the United States Postal Service does not manufacture cities with only three and four digit ZIP codes. Most customers experience these because they are opening the data up with a program, such as Microsoft Excel, which has a default setting to eliminate zeros preceding a number. For instance, Holtsville, New York has a ZIP code of 00501. Excel will take that file, remove the zeros preceding the “5” and give you “501.”


There are three main ways to remedy this issue:

  1. Instead of downloading the .CSV version of the file from, download the “Excel (97 or later)” version. This has been preformatted to accept leading zeros.
  2. If you download the .CSV file, format the column by selecting the column and right clicking it selecting Format Cells> Number> Special> “Zip Code.”
  3. Follow the same steps in way number two but instead do …> Number> Custom> and under Type enter “00000”.

Either of these three ways are acceptable, however, we strongly recommend that you download the file type specific to the program that you will use.