Why so many zip codes?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Eight, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Eight


    We have 9 digit zip codes, right? 999,999,999 of them. That means we have three zip codes for every person in the US of A. Is that a little bit overdone maybe?
  2. (Reuters) - New York's famed Saks Fifth Avenue department store plans to open a shoe department so big it has been granted its own ZIP code, 10022-SHOE, the company said on Thursday.

    Saks said it plans to nearly double the number of shoes for sale and take over the entire eighth floor of its flagship store in Manhattan. The expanded department will open in September under the name 10022-SHOE.

    "10022-SHOE will also hold a place in U.S. history as the first floor to be granted its own designated ZIP code by the United States Post Office," Saks said in a statement.

    The news may delight women with shoe obsessions to rival that of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos.

    "Visitors to the new eighth floor will be greeted by a seemingly endless array of shoes," the statement said.