Originally Posted by mdebets
The Eircode in its current form doesn't help An Post. The mailman can't check every letter for the Eircode, if he would, he would still be delivering mail from the last century. He needs a sequential code, which tells him in which order the houses are on the road. Eircode doesn't deliver this. What benefit do you think An Post or its customers would get from using Eircode?
Every parcel I get delivered by an post is signed for on a handheld. My iPhone can read my credit card number and fill it into a field in seconds.
Handheld device + optical character recognition = automated look up of address.
If you think a postman can’t be enabled on a mobile to use eircode then you’ve never seen 1990s back office technology, or never seen a Cheque or lodgement slip whizzed through a scanner by a bank teller back when we walked into a bank to do this.
If you have a problem with the system and it’s lack of area based codes fair enough. If you have an issue with the procurement process fair enough, this has been addressed at EU level.
But spare us the Postman can’t use it routine. It’s designed for licensed automated logistics and free lookup for occasional users. It costs money to maintain and only enterprise users are paying.