A Zip (Zone Improvement Plan) Code is a group of five or nine digits or numbers that are added to a postal address to assist the sorting of mail. This is used by the United States only. Other countries use Postal Codes.
This system was chosen by the US since 1963 so that mail travels more efficiently, and quickly
The two codes are essentially the same in their purpose, but the term Zip code is mainly used in the USA; Postal Code is commonly used in other countries.
Therefore in the case of online shopping in Ghana, your zip code is a must, whether you live in the capital city, small town, or even a cottage.
What is the zip or Postal Code for Ghana?
The answer is this: Ghana has no zip or Postal Code. That shouldn’t stop us from using a postal code, just like it shouldn’t stop us from creating a PayPal account in Ghana. Most people have resorted to using 00233 or 23321. These are numbers they generated by themselves.
They are people who confuse the Ghana Country Code with the Ghana Zip code.
Though it is wrong, the systems accept them since they are five digit numbers and probably aren’t used for any other location or country.
In Ghana, since we don’t have a zip or postal code, you don’t need to worry about it been correct or not. Your items would be shipped safely using the location you provide.
Then another person would ask
The address system in Ghana is not also correct, how do I then get my items delivered to the exact place I find myself?
When providing your shipping address, you begin, with the specific to the broad. This means that, you start with for instance H/No. 231 which is your specific location, to Teshie, which is broad, to Accra which is a broader location.
Since your house number could probably not be traced, the broader location would be picked for delivery. Sometimes, the item may be shipped to your city Post Office and you’d get a call to pick it up.