As an ecommerce merchant, you must have accurate and reliable address information from your end consumers to deliver your goods. If you are selling or shipping to the Republic of Ireland, a national postcode system known as Eircode was introduced in July 2015 to improve the accuracy of deliveries.
An Eircode is a unique 7-character code consisting of letters and numbers assigned to every residential and business address in the country. It consists of a 3-character routing key to identifying the area and a 4-character unique identifier for each address.
While using Eircode is not compulsory, it is recommended to ensure the accuracy of deliveries. As an ecommerce merchant, requiring your end-consumers to provide their Eircode when purchasing from your store will help you deliver goods and services accurately and efficiently.