Thursday, July 26, 2018

Why area codes?

Today we are going to discuss area codes. In the most direct sense of the term, thy are simply a three digit set of numbers. Their main purposes is to categorize telephones according to their geographic location. The area code typically appears as a prefix to the telephone number. Their use is that of a routing code.

When you ask yourself what is an area code? You must thing of three important factors. The first is a fixed length. This can be any number, but it will always be the same length for that country. For example, the US has three digits but Brazil only has two.

However, this is not a universal law, there are some countries which openly prefer for their area codes to be of varying length. This can be anything from 2 to five numbers acting as an area code.

Other telephone providers prefer to integrate the area codes in the individual's phone numbers. This tends to create a closed telephone numbering system. The disadvantage of this is that it requires the entry of a truck code before a call can be made.

Usually the direct entry of an area code is only required if you are attempting to make a call to that country from a location outside of its boundaries. Traditionally the areas signified with the area codes were specific areas of geography containing a vast number of telephone exchange points. This is no longer the case, advancements in communications technology have changed the game making these areas less uniform and dependent on geography.

In the United States, area codes were introduced with the Bell system.This traditional form was created in line with existing technology. The old telephones would often break due to their dialing mechanisms, so areas which had a lot of people making phone calls had to have their area codes made shorter in order to prevent wear and tear on the telephone devices themselves.

Well there you have it folks, the noble area code. Using it you can always be sure that your call will reach its destination. So the next time you dial a number you should ask yourself, what is an area code?

Monday, August 18, 2014

All Zip Code Database providers are not the same

If you search for zip code database while looking to buy zip code data you will quickly notice a ton of zip code websites offering Free or very low priced products.  It should be obvious to most users that these are scams or they are offering stolen outdated zip code data. 

In reality, the USPS has authorized only about a dozen companies to resell zip code data.  The first to offer zip code databases as a downloaded product is  Zipcodedownload has been in business for over 12 years and has always offered the highest quality products.  This company was also the first to offer a zip code web service or zip code API

Most zip code providers are one person small businesses that have a hard time updating the data and keeping customers happy. Zipcodedownload has over 50,000 customers world wide that rely on its data.  No wonder Zipcodedownload was raked the #1 zip code database provider in the world.  We invite you to visit zipcodedownload and purchase you very own US or Canadian zip code data.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Zip Code Database Web Service API

Recently, Zipcodedownload launched a new zip code web service API for their 1000's of customers to use.  A zip code web service API allows companies to plug into real time data that is updated constantly and will keep your zip code data up to data at all times. 

Many companies do not realize how quickly a zip code database gets outdated.  At the very least, zip code data should be updated once per month.  With the zip code API you know you are always getting real time up to data data.

And now suprise, customers love it!  To get access to the zipcodedownload zip code web service just sign up, plug in and you arte good to go!

Monday, May 2, 2011

What can ZIP Code Download do for your business? (Part 5 of 5)

Guarantee Data Integrity
Do you get tired of customers entering false information on your web forms? It's a source of constant annoyance to have to manually weed out the bad information before processing the data.
With our ZIP Code Database, that will be a thing of the past.
With the ZIP Code Download data you've got a completely accurate source of information. When a user enters information, just check it against the ZIP Code Database. If a match is found, then let the customer continue. Otherwise, you know you've got incorrect information and you can then take care of the problem.
If you're looking for the most effective solution, get ZIP Code Download's ZIP Code Database in either theBasicPremium, or Commercial version.

(This is the fifth of 5 different reasons that our ZIP Code Download service will help you to improve your business.  Be sure to catch all of them.)

Monday, April 25, 2011

What can ZIP Code Download do for your business? (Part 4 of 5)

Spark Web Visitor Interest
Nothing's worse than a boring site. You know what I'm talking about. The content is the same day in and day out. You'll go there once and that's it.
But if you've got ZIP Code data, you can make your content interactive and more dynamic.
Let's look at doing a radius search. If you have a website that has information (which contains a ZIP Code), such as a classifiedsad site, a personals/singles site, etc. - you can add searching to your site with this data.
Stop for a many websites have you visited that had a radius searching capability? Did it help you find what you were looking for? That's what we're talking about here. Your user enters his or her ZIP Code and the distance...and wallah! Results.
Because your site is interactive, you'll keep visitors (and customers) coming back again and again.

(This is the fourth of 5 different reasons that our ZIP Code Download service will help you to improve your business.  Be sure to catch all of them.)

Monday, April 18, 2011

What can ZIP Code Download do for your business? (Part 3 of 5)

Identify Customer Demographics
How many different ways do we use ZIP Codes? I can probably name several hundred. One of the most valuable ways is used by a government agency called - The US Census Bureau.
These guys keep demographic information on everyone in the United States. Once every 10 years, they publish their findings.
Now, if you have a product, you probably gather, among other things, ZIP Codes at the time of sale. You've probably noticed that your product sells better in certain ZIP Codes.
This is because people who live in a ZIP Code tend to have similar demographics. Case in point, Los Angeles versus Nebraska. These two US locations have different demographics, wouldn't you say?
To identify your customers, all you really need to do is run your customer lists against the ZIP Code database (to find out where the ZIP Codes are) and then look at your data.
If you sell more in Nebraska, then say, Los Angeles, you know your customer base and you can now target them more effectively AND you can also figure out why people in Los Angeles don't buy your product.
Can you believe it? Something as simple as a ZIP Code database can help you identify your customers. Click here to learn more...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

What can ZIP Code Download do for your business? (Part 2 of 5)

Increase Qualified Leads
Let's take a moment and analyze what a lead is. A lead can be qualified as a person who is interested in "purchasing" something. Someone who is trying to make up their mind.
What helps a person make up their mind is information. This is where "copywriting" or "marketing copy" comes into play because it's fact-filled, yet fun to read. But first and foremost it's connecting a consumer to the information.
Ever read the phone book for fun? Neither do we. Then why do you use it? You're looking for information. Therefore, your primary goal should be to help the consumer find the information he or she is looking for.
That's where a ZIP Code Database comes into play. Since almost everything is built to be "tied-in" to ZIP Codes, if you allow your users to find the information they need by typing in a ZIP Code, you'll spark more interest and generate more qualified leads...and then...sales.
All because of a simple list of ZIP Codes...who would have thought?!

(This is the second of 5 different reasons that our ZIP Code Download service will help you to improve your business.  Be sure to catch all of them.)
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