Clean, standardize, & format U.S. and global addresses.
Approximately 20% of addresses entered online contain errors: spelling mistakes, wrong house numbers, incorrect postal codes, and sometimes formatting errors that don’t conform to a specific country’s postal regulations. This can be a big and costly concern for companies shipping across borders.
Melissa’s Global Address Verification service verifies addresses for 240+ countries and territories at point of entry and in batch to ensure only valid billing, shipping, and contact addresses are entered and used in your systems.
- Access an engine certified using official governmental data® addresslike CASS™ for the USPS, SERP™ for CanadaPost, PAF™ for RoyalMail, 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 coordinatesup to the rooftop level.
How Address Verification Works
Autocompletes and/or verifies an address at point of entry so bad data never enters your system.
Uses proprietary lexicons & rules to parse an address into its component parts.
Conforms an address to USPS standards or local country format.
- Address Line 1: 22382 Avenida Empresa
- City: Rancho Santa Margarita
- State: CA
- ZIP Code: 92688
Uses authoritative, in-country reference datasets to check the validity & deliverability of a physical address.
Transforms foreign languages into Latin characters so an address can easily be validated.
A clean, deliverable address ready for mailing, order fulfilment, or analytics.
Try Address Verification
Verify a U.S., Canadian or international address. Output includes latitude/longitude coordinates.
Leverage decades of experience in US Addressing
Melissa started as a US mailing company in 1985. This gives us decades of experience with the ins and outs of the many patterns people use in writing addresses, the common mistakes made, and evolution of the mail stream. We are a long standing USPS CASS Certified™.
We leverage DPV® (Delivery Point Validation), LACSLink®(Locatable Address Correction System), SuiteLink™, and eLOT®(enhanced Line of Travel) from the USPS.
We have also developed our own priority data for RBDI (Residential vs Business Delivery Indicator), AddressPlus (residential apartment append), 5+ million non-USPS addresses, and our own address identifier that is persistence through time and zip code changes called MAK.
Access all countries and territories through a single interface
Our engine allows you to verify and correct addresses in a single country or in all countries across the world, all from a single interface. We have done all the hard work on combining the varied addressing systems across the world so that all you have to do to verify an address in a new country is to send it in.
Our engine gives you the address back as:
- Formatted in the standard set by the postal authority in mailing label or in database storage format.
- The Parsed address fields like house number, thoroughfare, locality, postal code for categorization and analysis
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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