Address Verification – US, Canada and International Postal Validation | Melissa
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Elisabeth Ihmels    |    Digital Optimization Manager @ car2go

Clean, Standardize and Format U.S. and Global Addresses

Approximately 20% of addresses entered online contain errors - spelling mistakes, wrong house numbers, incorrect postal codes, formatting errors that don’t comply with a country’s postal regulations. This can result in late or undeliverable shipments, a big and costly concern for companies doing business domestically and across borders.

Melissa’s Global Address Verification service verifies addresses for 240+ countries and territories at the point of entry and in batch to ensure only valid billing and shipping addresses are captured and used in your systems.

  • Leverage a postal certified address engine using official government data including CASS (USPS), SERP (Canada Post), PAF (Royal Mail) and more
  • Correct international addresses by adding missing components such as postal codes, locality, and more
  • Standardize addresses to meet local in-country formatting rules
  • Transliterate to and from native country languages and Latin
  • Add precise lat/long coordinates up to the rooftop (delivery point) level
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Try Address Verification

Verify a U.S., Canadian or international address. Output includes latitude/longitude coordinates.

Start with Address AutoComplete

Utilize Melissa for fast, accurate address capture at point of entry. Our Express Entry solution powers your web forms and CRM with type-ahead address autocompletion – ensuring only a verified, Standardized and complete address enters your database.

  • Autocomplete addresses to speed up order entry with reduced keystrokes
  • Real-time verification eliminates shipping costs due to incorrect addresses
  • Autofill all address fields – misspellings are prevented, abbreviations completed and missing information is added
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Address Verification - A Wealth of Data Returned with Every Verified U.S. Address

The U.S. Address Experts

For 30 years, Melissa has been a leading address management and mailing solutions provider. We have decades of experience handling the irregularities and common mistakes that arise when people write addresses. As a USPS CASS-certified provider, we utilize the following to keep your addresses correct, up-to-date and deliverable:

  • DPV® (Delivery Point Validation) data to verify the address is deliverable and mail can be sent to that address
  • LACSLink® (Locatable Address Correction System) data to match your address data to addresses that have been converted, modified, or changed by the USPS
  • SuiteLink® data to add missing known secondary information including suite numbers
  • eLOT® (enhanced Line of Travel) which helps sort mailings in approximate carrier-casing sequence

Melissa also provides a wealth of proprietary capabilities including RBDI (residential or business delivery indicator), AddressPlus® (adds known apartment numbers to residences), Non-USPS data (5+ million addresses not supported by USPS) and MAK® persistent address identifier key technology which tracks all changes to addresses over time.

A Single Interface for All International Addresses

The Melissa global address verification service empowers you to verify and correct addresses in a single country or in 240+ countries around the world – from a single interface. We’ve done all the heavy lifting to combine the varied addressing systems internationally so you can quickly and accurately verify an address in real-time, at point of entry. When you submit an address, our solution performs advanced lexicon and parsing for each country and we can return the address as either:

  • Formatted and standardized to a specific postal authority’s regulations in a mailing label or database storage format.
  • Parsed in separate address fields such as house number, thoroughfare, locality, postal code, etc.
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Address Verification - International Address Transliteration

Transliteration and Multiple Language Support

We support multiple language scripts, including:

  • Cyrillic (Russia)
  • Hellenic (Greece)
  • Hebrew (Israel)
  • Arabic (United Arab Emirates)
  • Kanji (Japan)
  • Chinese (China)
  • Hangul (South Korea)
  • Thai (Thailand)

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