"This Could be Costing You Money"

I received the following email from a reader last week. This reader lives in Canada:


Why do so damn many U.S. forms have places to select different countries, provinces, etc., and then don't accept the form because they say the postal code isn't valid? They set it up for U.S. codes (idiots) or, maybe, on purpose but I sure get sick of it.



I understand Vic's frustration! But, I don't think this is done purposely. I think it's probably that the form software being used on these sites is at fault.

So, if you have an online business, I would strongly suggest you check your online forms for taking mailing addresses. Be sure they are NOT so proprietary they'll only take U.S. zip codes.

You probably don't want to lose all business outside the USA!

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