Thursday, October 1, 2015

Amazon now requires 5 digit Korean postal code


Earlier I wrote about the new 5-digit Korean postal code system that came into effect last month two months ago (August 2015). Time flies. Anyway, if you like to order from Amazon, just a heads-up: you're going to need to start using those new codes. Here's an email I got from the 'zon:
We recently learned that South Korea will change the postal code from six digits to five digits. As a result, we will no longer be able to deliver items to any South Korean shipping addresses with a six digit postal code.
In order to ensure you receive your shipments without delay, you'll need to update your shipping addresses to reflect the updated five digit postal code. You can do this by following these steps:
1. Go to Your Account (www.amazon.com/your-account).
2. Click on "Manage Address Book" in the Settings section.
3. Click the "Edit" button to update the affected addresses.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or issues updating your addresses, please contact us:
No problem. You can easily look-up your 5-digit postal code on the Korean Post Office's site, in English, here:


For example, I did a search for some place in Jeju. Luckily even not totally knowing the lot number, just hitting "search" brought the full list of results. You can even have it show you the address in Korean and copy the plain text with your mouse, like the normal internet should be, no special plug-in needed

Korean ePost
So next time you start smelling like a stinky foreigner, ease the stress sweat with a 10-pack of your favorite red-blooded American deodorant. And for more on the postal codes and what they mean, check out my post here

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