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101 Ways To Use Address Verification - #1: Deduplication - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Deduplication means finding and removing duplicates. Every database or address list in the world..
2007 Mail Outlook - What Mailers Can Expect in 2007 - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
There are two important changes that US mailing professionals should expect in the coming...
2007 US Postage Rates - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We just added a page on our website with the latest USPS postage rates.
401? 402? What does that mean? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I'm getting an HTTP status code when I try to use the API. What does it mean?
5-Minute Turnaround, 24/7 - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The web-based, CASS-Certified scrubbing and verification services offered by Qualified Address are clearly...
9-digit ZIP Code (ZIP+4) for Finding Representatives & Legislators - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
If you have a website that lets people lookup U.S. Government legislative districts or find...
9-digit ZIP Codes for Medicare Claims - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We've had a couple of customers call us about changes that Medicare has made regarding billing.
A friendlier list preview - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Even though we're very satisfied with our new free preview feature, we're taking...
Address list management - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
So, you've got a list of addresses. That requires some maintenance, especially if you use those....
Address verification & validation - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Address verification is a process used to clean up mailing addresses and allows you to determine...
Address Verification API Beta Testing Begins - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
For the past few months Qualified Address has been developing an Address Verification API that....
Address Verification Software Demonstration for Qualified Address Scrubbing - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I've just finished putting together a software demonstration/tutorial for Qualified Address Scrubbing.
Address Verification Software Stops Customer/Consumer Frustration - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
How many of you have had a shipping problem? I'm guessing a few of you have, if not all of you.
All your address are belong to us - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Every once in a while our users need to analyze their addresses at a very granular level. While it's true...
API - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
An API (Application Programming Interface) provides a way for a website or other application to...
Append Counties - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
There's a little more to it than you might think. Did you know...?
Append missing ZIP Codes - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
If, for any reason, your list doesn't have ZIP Codes, they can easily be appended with LiveAddress.
Appending missing ZIP Codes - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I have addresses without ZIP Codes. How can I get the missing ZIP Codes? Answer...
Benefits for clients using our NCOA service - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
With the upcoming launch of the NEW NCOA services from Qualified Address...
Best-kept secrets: Our REST LiveAddress API endpoint - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
NOTE: This post is somewhat technical but very important for all users of our LiveAddress...
Can I get RDI data from your LiveAddress API? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We are interested in your API for a project. One of the requirements is that we provide RDI data. Does the
Can I get suggestions for apartment info? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
When attempting to validate an address, is there any way get a suggestion of possible...
Can I get the expanded city names? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I'm wondering if there is any way to call the XML API such that the...
Can I use POST with the RESTful API?? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Hello! Love your API. After working with it I noticed that if I POST the address data and auth-token, I...
Can I use your web service without internet access? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I did use the service and it worked well but unfortunately I am not supposed to use a web service in...
Can I validate business names using SmartyStreets? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I am looking for a way to verify a business name with it's associated address, and was wondering...
Can I validate two addresses in a single form? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I have billing and shipping address in single form and i want to implement the address...
Can you provide demographic data about specific addresses? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I do prospect research in the development office here, and we're always trying to find new potential donors.
CASS Certified--With Added County Info and Extra Awesomeness! - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
As part of our initiative to overhaul our product line and deliver more business value...
CASS-Certified Scrubbing Service - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Due to many requests by our customers, we at Qualified Address have decided to create a series of...,
CASS™ Certification - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) enables the USPS to evaluate the accuracy of software
CASS™ Processing - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
CASS™ is a certification system from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for address validation.
Change Requirements for Automation, Presorted, and Carrier Route Letters - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
This is a change that the USPS is proposing that may affect many mailers.
Changes to the USPS Change of Address Policy - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Starting October 10, 2007, the USPS has changed its policy for Temporary Change...
Comet-powered address list processing. - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Did you know that Halley's Comet travels through our solar system at a whopping 157,838 mph. I'll do...
Could something good come out of the upcoming USPS rate increases? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
According to Mike Monahan, yes, good things can come from the USPS rate increases. Monahan wrote...
Could you send us info about your API so we could test the interface? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We would be interested in re-selling your address verification services as an add-on to our product.
De-dupe Your Mailing Lists - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Qualified Address has added free de-duping services to all its data-scrubbing products. If you are a...
Deliverable versus DPVCode = Y - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I have records with a Deliverable of Blank but a DPVCode=Y. If they have a DPVCode of Y why wouldn't...
Delivery Point Validation (DPV™) - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Delivery Point Validation™ (DPV®) is the process of verifying that an address is actually deliverable...
Delivery Point Verification (DPV) Now Available! - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Qualified Address has added USPS Delivery Point Verification (DPV) processing services to its product line.
Do I need to install anything to use your service? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Does your product use software that is installed to my computer?
Do you provide time zone data? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I've been using your Live Address API for many years, but I wonder if there could be something added to...
Do you support address verification of US military addresses? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
For example, when I tried to verify this address through your website I got "invalid address error"
Does your jQuery plugin for LiveAddress API return DPV data? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Can I get the DPV data (specifically the dpv_match_code) by using your jQuery plugin for website...
DPV and LACSLink Address Verification Services Available From Qualified Address - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Orem, Utah (April 26, 2007), Exact Wave, a leading provider of on-demand data management...

eLOT® - SmartyStreets

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eLOT® (Enhanced Line of Travel) was developed by the USPS to allow mailers to sort their mailings...

Enhancing And Improving Your Mailing Lists - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Would you like to improve the quality of the data in your address database? Submit your address list to...
Free Address Verification - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
As of today, we are now offering completely free address verification to everyone, including...
Free Address Verification for the Masses - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
One of the great things about working at SmartyStreets has been offering our great services to nonprofits...
Great Suggestions for Improving Your Mailings - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Mr. Tooker, an expert in the Direct Mail Industry, gave some great advice in the May MAILCOM...
Has sandbox mode been removed in the new API? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I am upgrading a client's application from your deprecated REST API to the new JSON API.
Help! My List Couldnt Be Processed...What Do I Do?Arrow Icon
The first thing to remember is this: Dont panic! A universal solution exists to have your list processed...
How are physical addresses handled if they are not mailable? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We are considering using SmartyStreets as our API to standardized and validate address in our...
How can I parse and verify freeform addresses? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I receive addresses in a single-line, or freeform, format; they're not split into pieces like most forms...
How can I test the LiveAddress API jQuery Plugin on any website? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
This is fairly easy using your browser's web inspector tools. Here's a quick video showing...
How can I use autocomplete without the jQuery plugin? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I'd like to use the LiveAddress autocomplete feature with my own implementation, and without using...
How can I use LiveAddress API for address suggestions? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I need to be able to provide suggestions to my clients. How does that work? For example, if I put in...
How can I use LiveAddress API for batch processing? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We have an existing thirty- or forty-thousand addresses that we'd like to have cleaned up and then...
How do I add or update a credit card on my account information? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
How can I add a credit card to my account? What about updating one I already have on file?
How do I avoid using localhost as the domain with the Javascript API? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I'm the developer doing the integration of SmartyStreets for my company. It's pretty much done...
How Do I Comply With Privacy Laws? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Your compliance with privacy laws is very important to us. No need to send us Private Customer...
How Do I Download/Unzip My Processed List? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
A question we hear quite often at Qualified Address concerns the procedure for downloading and...
How do I get the address components? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We have been evaluating SmartyStreets and all is going well. We now have a requirement to separate the...
How do I integrate LiveAddress API into a shopping cart? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I'd like to be able to use the LiveAddress functionality in a stock shopping cart system such as Shopify...
How do I present ONLY useful changes? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
My company has been using the free address validation provided by UPS. It worked alright in general, but...
How do I reset my password? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I forgot my password and need to get it reset.
How do I resolve ambiguous addresses with LiveAddress? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I'm getting an error message trying to normalize an address.
How Do I Start My Free Trial of CASS-Certified Scrubbing? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
For your convenience as a costumer to be able to test out our products, each of our scrubbing services...
How Do I Upload My List of Addresses? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
In order to upload a list of addresses, first you need to have a free account with us. Once you...
How do I validate the secondary (or unit) number? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Does LiveAddress check for apartment number and suite and those types of data?
How Do Queries Work? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
When you purchase a subscription with Qualified Address, you choose a number of queries that you wish...
How much does autocomplete cost? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
How does autocomplete fit into the LiveAddress billing? What does it cost?
How To Check Your LiveAddress Usage - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Choosing a LiveAddress package plan is much like choosing a phone planonly you can know what services...
How To Print Barcodes (In Microsoft Word 2007) - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Printing barcodes for mailing envelopes speeds up delivery time andif done correctlyreduces postage prices.
How To Print Barcodes (In OpenOffice.org 3.1) - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Printing barcodes for mailing envelopes speeds up delivery time andif done correctlyreduces postage prices.
How To Use LiveAddress API On Your Website - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Implementing LiveAddress API on your website may seem like a challenge if you are new HTML...
Instructions For Popular Shopping Carts - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Many hosted shopping cart services (Bigcommerce, volusion, 3dcart...) can very easily have our...
Is LiveAddress HIPAA/HITECH compliant? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We are in the medical industry and need an address validation service that is compliant with both HIPAA...
Is My Data Secure? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
YES! Absolutely. Your data is completely secure.
Is there an API call to get remaining request on a free account? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I am running requests on the free account currently, which will probably change in the future. While on...
It's Here: Automagic File Mapping (Auto-Mapping) - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We've been busy the last few weeks working on some cool new features for our address verification service.
Just Another Pretty Face But Easier on the Eyes - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Over the past six months we've made some very dramatic changes and improvements.
Keeping Your Mailing Lists Clean - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Multichannel Merchant recently published an article on some best practices for mailing list hygiene.
LiveAddress API Field Definitions - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
This guide is about understanding the response payload from the API To learn how to obtain a response...
LiveAddress API is now 100x better - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
For address verification, it's hard to beat the dead-on speed and simplicity of instant results...
LiveAddress API Now Fully Geo-Distributed - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We just wanted to give everyone a heads up that our geo-distributed LiveAddress API is going live...
LiveAddress API Outage - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Last Thursday morning, October 14, we experienced a significant address verification outage...
LiveAddress API Samples - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Sometimes the best way to learn a new API is to hit the ground running. Or, as Tony Stark says...
LiveAddress API with Javascript - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Making requests to LiveAddress via Javascript is easy: just follow REST endpoint documentation Let's look...
LiveAddress API's REST endpoint - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
If you can already make requests, see how to parse the JSON/XML response.
LiveAddress Verification Service - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
By using our LiveAddress validation tool, you can instantly...
Marshall Islands and Micronesia - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The other day I went to buy some pants. I thought they were about 40, but when I went to pay...
Move Requirements Update for Standard Mail - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The Postal Service announced a major change in requirements for Standard Mail last week, when it...

NCOALink® - SmartyStreets

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National Change of Address (NCOALink®) is a process whereby postal customers can let the USPS...

New List Processing System - Now With Extra Cleansing Power! - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Last week we launched a complete overhaul of our entire list processing system.
New ZIP Codes - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
A recent press release announced that forty-five new ZIP Codes are being added to the USPS data.
Pinching Pennies? Order free shipping supplies from the USPS! - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
If you're looking for a great way to cut costs at your business, consider getting your shipping materials...
Preparing and Mailing a List (For Dummies) - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
How to Upload a List of Addresses. This post provides easy-to-follow instructions for...
Proposed Changes to Address Barcode Requirements for Flats - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
UPDATE: the US Postal Service has delayed the May 2011 requirement for Intelligent Mail Barcode usage...
Qualified Address - "Software as a Service",- SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
If you've looked at the various alternatives available for address software, you've probably noticed that...
Qualified Address Receives USPS CASS Certification for New Online Software - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Orem, Utah (August 20, 2007) Qualified Address , an Exact Wave company specializing in...
QualifiedAddress.com PAVE Certification - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
As many of you know, we have been working on a web-based, on-demand PAVE solution for our customers.
QualifiedAddress.com Provides a "Green",Alternative to Mailing Software - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The green color that represents QualifiedAddress.com does more than just contribute to an attractive...
RDI - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
RDI means. Basically, it indicates whether an address is a residential or commercial location.
Residential or Commercial? Yep, it's included. - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The USPS provides a delivery status indicator for each address. They call this the Residential...
RESTJSON Doc Clarification for Multiple Responses? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I'm looking at using the SmartyStreets RESTJSON API from a non-browser client. The docs have given...
Salesforce Plugin Documentation - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Please be aware that this plugin is no longer supported by SmartyStreets. The plugin and its...
Should addresses be in UPPERCASE? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I heard that addresses must be in all caps or UPPERCASE in order to qualify for bulk mailing discounts.
Size and Scope of USPS - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
As the United States Postal System, we...
Slowing Economy - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
President George W. Bush said earlier today, "It's clear our economy has slowed.",This remark came just...
SmartyStreets: New Name, Same Awesome - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Qualified Address is now SmartyStreets. But, by now, you've probably guessed that.
Some Helpful Tips & Articles for Combating USPS Rate Changes - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Here are some excerpts from a few recent articles that may be of interest to those looking...
Stamp Prices To Increase - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Over the past few years, as electronic emailing and transfers have become much more popular, we...
Standard Scrubbing vs. CASS-Certified Scrubbing - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Qualified Address offers two different address verification scrubbing services. The two are...

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SuiteLink® is a product included in our service that matches and appends known suite number to...

Survey Says . . . They Love Us! - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Although we've only been providing services for about six months, Qualified Address has developed a...
Testing! Testing... 1,2,3! - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I signed up for the free subscription level that offers 250 monthly lookups. I want to test before I commit to...
The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Address Verification = SmartyStreets! - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
For a while now, our address scrubbing service has only deducted scrubbing lookups from your...
The Future of On-Demand Mailing Software - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Qualified Address is excited to offer the first on-demand mailing software in its industry. We are...
Undeliverables - Pay Now or Pay Later - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
A recent conversation on LinkedIn brought up some shocking estimates of what one piece...
Unlimited Address Verification: All your wildest dreams have come true - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Because your usage of our LiveAddress API is (probably) determined by traffic and...
Update on Post Office Closures - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
For our customers that are in the Tennessee and Arkansas, or areas that ship to...
USPS Publication 28 - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
In USPS Postal Addressing Standards (Publication 28 or, affectionately, "Pub28"), the USPS presents a...
Valid address isn't validating. Can you add it to your database? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We have a valid address of a customer that is not being validated by your service...
We know where you live. - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Seriously, we know where you live. Meaning we could find it with just a GPS device.
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With traditional software programs, users must download and install the programs onto their computers...
Website Plugin - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The SmartyStreets website plugin is a copypaste solution for address verification on your website.
Configuring the website plugin - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The SmartyStreets website plugin is configured when it is initialized. Initialization occurs when...
Website plugin appearance and CSS - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
You can customize the look and feel of the UI to match your website simply by...
Website plugin events - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The website plugin is event-based. Custom events are raised throughout the lifetime of the script...
Website plugin examples - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Sometimes it's really helpful to see some fully functional examples, so here you go. Basic Usage...
Website plugin functions - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
After initializing the plugin, a variety of functions are available to you in the returned object.
Installing the website plugin - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
This page explains how to install the SmartyStreets website plugin on your own web page.
Troubleshooting the website plugin - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Most of the time, the plugin works fine out of the box. However, we've assembled this page over years...
What about appending county data? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
What do I need to know about appending county data?
What constitutes a "bad address"? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Excellent question, and one that we have never specifically answered in writing...
What does an LIL# footnote indicate? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Upon reviewing other posts in the forum, I understand that a footnote such as LIA# is the equivalent...
What does success=true mean in LiveAddress results? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
The success=true flag is set but the address validation failed...
What does the extra info at the end of the address mean? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I have an address that you validated but I'm not sure what to make of it. The address is:v5600 Post...
What happens to non-address information such as ID or phone number? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Will I get back the phone number, email address, ID, and other non-address data that I submit...
What IP addresses do we need to access the LiveAddress API? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
My IT group wants to know what range of IP addresses they need to allow through our firewall to access the
What is a CMRA (private) mailbox? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Just what is a CMRA? Why is knowing this important?
What is causing the Exception in this LiveAddress Java code? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I am trying to determine if my customer will be able to use your web service for a web application that...
What is the response time for the API in milliseconds? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
How long does it take to get a response from your API once we submit the address for validation?
Whats the deal with Queries? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
When you purchase a subscription (monthly or yearly) for LiveAddress API...
Where can I find a County FIPS list? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I have processed some addresses through your address verification service and I need to be able to...
Where can we get the 13-digit city abbreviation? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We have labeling constraints that require that our city names are often 15 characters or less.
Why are rural addresses not included in your database? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I am familiar with a rural location that I have been testing on your liveaddress API. It is 30 Ash Grove...
Why doesn't this address validate? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Occasionally I have addresses that fail validation and I can't determine how to fix it. Do you have...
Why is the address data combined onto one line? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We've recently started supplying a separate Unit Number field to your address validator. The validator...
Why is the city name not corrected? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I processed a list with the following address: 324 10TH Ave Ste 285 Salt Lake Cty UT 84103...
Why is the validated address different from the original address? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
I have checked multiple sources and all my records show that this address is correct. Why then is your...
Why is there additional validation happening? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We have 5 fields for address entry: Street1, Street2, City, State, and ZIPCode.
Why is there extra data added to the end of the address line? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
In testing on some live data, I did get one curious result. Consider this address...
Why is this marked RESIDENTIAL? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
This addresses 2771 Monument Rd Jacksonville, FL gets marked as RESIDENTIAL but as soon as I...
Why no results if everything is right except the primary number? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Sometimes an address going into the system which is entirely correct, except for the primary number...
Why We Started a Web-Based (SaaS) Address Verification Company - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We're technical guys. We're Internet marketing guys. We have had a lot of success over...
Why would autocomplete suggest invalid addresses? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
Why does autocomplete sometimes suggest addresses that don't validate?
Would you like your output files served raw or well-done? - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
For a long time, our address verification customers have had to deal...
XML Address Verification with PHP - SmartyStreetsArrow Icon
We've just added a section to the Address Entry Pro User Guide that explains how to use our XML...
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Out of all the components of a mailing address, the ZIP Code is one of the most essential.

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