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Introduction

Tariffs and their charge types may be based on zip codes. For example pickups and deliveries could be billed according to the the zip code of the pickup/delivery address. The zip zones application allows multiple zip/postal codes to be be grouped into zones and these zip zones may then be used when building a tariff to automatically calculate pickup/delivery charges for particular zip codes.

 

Description

The application provides a menu bar with action such as new, open, delete etc. There is an overview of all existing zip zones and a search field to locate zip zones.

New

Opens the Zone Editor in order to create a new zip zone.

Open

Opens the Zone Editor in order to edit the zip zone highlighted in the overview.

Delete

Deletes the zip zone highlighted in the overview.

Refresh

Updates the index to ensure the latest zip zones are visible.

Export to Excel

Exports the zip zone highlighted in the overview to a spreadsheet and opens it on the local computer.

List of all available ZIP-Zones

A complete listing of all zip zones is shown in the overview, showing the name of the zip zone, the partner and the product. If the search field is used, the listing of zip zones will be restricted to those matching the search terms. 

Type to search

This is a full search text field . Keywords can be entered to locate ZIP zones. For example to find out which zip zones the zip code "07416" belongs to, simply type "07416" in the search field.

List of belonging ZIPS

Detail of the zip zone highlighted in the overview, showing the ZIP code, Country and description of the ZIP code. A total of all the ZIP code in the the ZIP zone is shown at the bottom right.

Zone Editor

When the New or Edit function are selected in the overview, the Zip Zone Maintenance application appears.

Name

The name of the ZIP zone. This may be freely choosen or can use generally established regions and example being "New York Tristate" which encompasses the greater New York metropolitan area.

Description

A complete description of the ZIP zone.

ZIP codes

A list of ZIP codes in the ZIP zone, together with the country where the zip code is located and a full description of the ZIP code. Additional ZIP codes are added to the listing with the New function described below. Existing zip codes can be changed by highlighting then and selecting the Edit function or deleted with the Delete function.

New

Opens the New ZIP Code Editor to create a new ZIP code for the zone.

Edit

Opens the New ZIP Code Editor to edit a zip code highlighted in the list of ZIP codes.

Delete

Removes the zip code highlighted in the list of ZIP codes.

Save

Saves the ZIP zone and exits back to the overview of ZIP zones.

Cancel

Exits the ZIP zone editor without saving changes.

New ZIP Code Editor

Country

The country where the ZIP code is located. This is a search field and can be used to find valid countries and their country codes.

ZIP code

The actual ZIP or Postal code. The code used must be in the valid format of the country where the zip or postal code is located.

Description

A full description of the ZIP code.

OK

Saves the ZIP code details and returns to the ZIP zone application.

Cancel

Exits without saving any changes to the zip codes.