Zip has now become an industry norm for a reason. It’s old enough to be widely available, and it’s old enough to be run on any device without hiccups. But this also means any Zip files could be compressed with substandard softwares and/or distributed through routes that simply cannot guarantee any integrity.
Finding the right compression tools on Mac can be challenging. Most of them require an expensive license, which somehow has gulls to ask for annual subscription and/or upgrade. When it comes to included Archive Utility, it only gets the job half done.