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An Overview of our Address Validation Products

Service Objects currently offers a total of 25 data quality products, ranging from contact data validation to detailed sales and use tax calculation. But our roots began in 2001 with address validation,...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
February 27, 2020

Mastering Output Languages with Global Address Validation

DOTS Address Validation International is a powerful and versatile API that can validate address data from over 250 countries. If you have spent any time around international address data, then there is a...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
February 20, 2020

Why GPS Coordinates Look Wrong on Maps of China

Have you ever tried using Google Maps, Bing or other mapping services to bring up a map of China? If so then you may have noticed that satellite images do not match up with any of the geographic features...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
September 19, 2019

Understanding Addresses in Australia

The country of Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, consists of six states and two territories. There are over 13 million known deliverable addresses in Australia. This article...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
August 16, 2018

Contact Country Detection: How It Works

In a previous blog, we discussed the benefits of using DOTS Address Detective - International to detect a contact’s country. This blog will discuss some of the challenges surrounding country detection in...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
August 9, 2018
For companies who deal with users in the United Kingdom, this reference guide can help you better understand how addresses in the UK are formatted and what makes an address valid.

Understanding Addresses in the United Kingdom

For companies who deal with users in the United Kingdom, this reference guide can help you better understand how UK addresses are formatted and what makes an address valid. The United Kingdom: Three...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
May 10, 2018
DOTS Address Validation International (AVI) enables businesses to develop consistent addressing formats for your international addresses.

AVI Address Output: We Speak Your Language

You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say Rome, I say Roma. You say Munich, I say München. Let’s Not call the whole thing off.Have you ever wondered why the country code and abbreviation for Germany...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
April 12, 2018

Our 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

A brand new year is upon us – and once again, many of us are making resolutions for 2018. Perhaps eating better, working harder, or even blowing a thick layer of dust off that exercise machine in our...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
January 2, 2018

GDPR Compliance: Is Your Business Ready?

If you conduct business in Europe, May 2018 will be an important date. This is when the planned introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to take effect....

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
September 5, 2017

Thinking Alternatively About Place Names

Here at Service Objects we come across a lot of names, particularly the names of places. We also work with a lot of personal names, but for now I would like to focus on just place names. Whether the name...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
April 6, 2017
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C# Integration Tutorial

C# may very well be our most requested sample code. There is good reason for that too; C# and the .NET framework are many developer’s first choice for creating a web page or any other type of application...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
February 9, 2017
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How to Validate International Addresses

Dealing with international addresses is no simple task. An address can often be misspelled, incorrectly formatted or simply written in a foreign language that you do not understand. The simple fact that...

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December 20, 2016

Lost Deliveries Equals Lost Revenue

Getting Your Mail Delivered In 2014, the United States Postal Service reported that 4.3% of all mail was ‘Undeliverable as Addressed’ (UAA). At first glance, this doesn’t seem too bad, BUT this...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
September 15, 2016

The Challenge of Storing International Addresses

Working with international address data can be difficult and confusing. Even when you have an application available to validate an address, and it tells you that it's deliverable, you still have to deal...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
July 28, 2016