← Logistics Dictionary

Postal Code

What is a Postal Code?

A postal code, also called postcode, is a short code with the combination of numbers and letters. In some countries, the code only contains short numbers. In Germany, it is the 5-digit code written as part of a full residence address.

The postal code is primarily used as an indicator for a specific region. With the code, letters are easily sorted and delivered to the specified address quickly. In the United States, the term is known as zip code.

The consignor takes responsibility of goods delivery to the recipient using the full address.

You may also be interested in these articles

Business

Focus on Your Business: the DHL SME Hub

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are fundamental to the global economy. When it comes to shipping issues and logistics challenges, ...

21. May 2024 / Reading time: ~ 3 Min.