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Old 26th November 2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Hi guys, posted this last week in different section but go no response, I need a little advice please.

I'm in the planning stage for an e-commerce site with personal delivery. However I want to roll it out gradually.

How can I include a zip code identifier (or some type of database) that will let me select a small radius e.g. 3-5 miles then expand over time as the company grows?
At present I have identified around 8 individual zip codes, but hopefully this number will rise.

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There are libraries available to do that e.g. Route-Nova Zip-code is a Java library to calculate the distance between two zip codes.

http://code.google.com/p/zip-code/

Have you made any decisions on the technology you will use for your ecommerce site? Your geolocation/zip code component will need to work with whatever you choose for that.

Just another thought: if your angle is a very personal service, would it make sense to have a static ecommerce site and take orders by phone initially? That would help test out your business idea and maintain the personal touch.

Hope that helps.

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