DOTS Address Validation PlusSM by Service Objects is a real-time web service API that enables companies to validate, correct and standardize address data, pinpoint customer address locations with geocoding, and append demographic information all within a single API. DOTS Address Validation Plus improves the processing and delivery of mail by standardizing and verifying addresses to ensure deliverability by appending any missing information. In addition, this address verification service translates a street address to exact latitude/longitude coordinates and provides demographic data to create a comprehensive customer profile.
Service Objects offers comprehensive tools to assist in your integration and deployment of our contact validation APIs.
- Developer Guide (Roadmap for integration, operations and input/outputs)
- Service Path (Test operations for this API)
- XML WSDL (Description of data types, details, interface, location and protocol)
- Sample Batch Trial (Upload a sample batch to test)
Download DOTS Address Validation Plus Sample Code, and get instant access to code that illustrates how to integrate the API calls in a variety of programming languages.
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Features of Address Validation Plus API
- Returns standardized, corrected and appended postal information for over 165 million unique addresses throughout the United States
- Regularly updated database of USPS CASS-certified street addresses
- Corrects critical address elements: bad street names, cities, states, and ZIP codes
- USPS-certified Delivery Point Validation (DPV) verifies that the address is deliverable
- Translates street address to exact latitude/longitude coordinates
- Integrated address geocoding with property-level matches as high as 99.8%
- Provides over 25 basic ZIP code level demographic and profiling data points
- Uses intelligent matching algorithms for high match rate accuracy
- Response time approximately 0.8 seconds
- Updated monthly
- Real-time API or batch services available
Benefits of Address Validation with Lat-LongDOTS Address Validation Plus is much more than a simple address validation tool. Not only can you use this API to verify addresses, you can link basic demographic data such as ZIP code household income figures to optimize business efficiency and create targeted offers. Our address validation API also lets you append lat / long to address records, resulting in geocoding data that can be used to identify location-based trends and make smarter decisions. Address verification standardizes address data which improves shipping processes, reduces undeliverable mail, and speeds up delivery rates. Exact coordinates on address locations coupled with basic demographics for each contact record provide your marketing team with actionable information for improved efficiency and optimized marketing campaigns.
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