With the UPS Address Validation API, you can automatically verify customer addresses. The API uses various tools to check a given address, and updates its results in real-time. This helps your business avoid errors and reduce operating costs. The API can also help you find ways to improve customer service. This feature is available for both USA and other countries.
For example, you can use a scripting language that can send HTTP POST requests to UPS and parse their responses. The response contains the validation data and the credentials packed in a header and payload. You can then parse the response string using a JSON library of your choice and send it to a client browser.
The UPS Address Validation API can be used to check a customer's address before shipping the item. It will validate the address in UPS's own database and suggest alternative addresses to use when shipping to that customer. The API can be enabled or disabled depending on your needs. You must have a live account in order to use the service.
The UPS Address Validation API also includes features that make it possible for a website to validate an address. It also checks for a postal code. If the address is incorrect, UPS will not deliver it. This feature makes it easier for the shipping company to deliver a package. It saves them money by reducing administrative costs.