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101 Ways To Use Address Verification - #1: Deduplication - SmartyArrow Icon
Deduplication means finding and removing duplicates. Every database or address list in the world..
2007 Mail Outlook - What Mailers Can Expect in 2007 - SmartyArrow Icon
There are two important changes that US mailing professionals should expect in the coming...
401? 402? What does that mean? - SmartyArrow Icon
I'm getting an HTTP status code when I try to use the API. What does it mean?
9-digit ZIP Code (ZIP+4) for Finding Representatives & Legislators - SmartyArrow Icon
If you have a website that lets people lookup U.S. Government legislative districts or find...
9-digit ZIP Codes for Medicare Claims - SmartyArrow Icon
We've had a couple of customers call us about changes that Medicare has made regarding billing.
A friendlier list preview - SmartyArrow Icon
Even though we're very satisfied with our new free preview feature, we're taking...
Address list management - SmartyArrow Icon
So, you've got a list of addresses. That requires some maintenance, especially if you use those....
Address verification & validation - SmartyArrow Icon
Address verification is a process used to clean up mailing addresses and allows you to determine...
Address Verification API Beta Testing Begins - SmartyArrow Icon
For the past few months Qualified Address has been developing an Address Verification API that....
Address Verification Software Demonstration for Qualified Address Scrubbing - SmartyArrow Icon
I've just finished putting together a software demonstration/tutorial for Qualified Address Scrubbing.
Address Verification Software Stops Customer/Consumer Frustration - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
Every once in a while our users need to analyze their addresses at a very granular level. While it's true...
API - SmartyArrow Icon
An API (Application Programming Interface) provides a way for a website or other application to...
Append Counties - SmartyArrow Icon
There's a little more to it than you might think. Did you know...?
Append missing ZIP Codes - SmartyArrow Icon
If, for any reason, your list doesn't have ZIP Codes, they can easily be appended with LiveAddress.
Benefits for clients using our NCOA service - SmartyArrow Icon
With the upcoming launch of the NEW NCOA services from Qualified Address...
Best-kept secrets: Our REST LiveAddress API endpoint - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
When attempting to validate an address, is there any way get a suggestion of possible...
Can I get the expanded city names? - SmartyArrow 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?? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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 two addresses in a single form? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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! - SmartyArrow Icon
As part of our initiative to overhaul our product line and deliver more business value...
CASS-Certified Scrubbing Service - SmartyArrow Icon
Due to many requests by our customers, we at Qualified Address have decided to create a series of...,
CASS™ Certification - SmartyArrow Icon
The Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) enables the USPS to evaluate the accuracy of software
CASS™ Processing - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
This is a change that the USPS is proposing that may affect many mailers.
Changes to the USPS Change of Address Policy - SmartyArrow Icon
Starting October 10, 2007, the USPS has changed its policy for Temporary Change...
Comet-powered address list processing. - SmartyArrow Icon
Did you know that Halley's Comet travels through our solar system at a whopping 157,838 mph. I'll do...
Delivery Point Validation (DPV™) - SmartyArrow Icon
Delivery Point Validation™ (DPV®) is the process of verifying that an address is actually deliverable...
Delivery Point Verification (DPV) Now Available! - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
Does your product use software that is installed to my computer?
Do you provide time zone data? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
Orem, Utah (April 26, 2007), Qualified Address, a leading provider of on-demand data management...
eLOT® - Smarty
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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 - SmartyArrow Icon
Would you like to improve the quality of the data in your address database? Submit your address list to...
Free Address Verification - SmartyArrow Icon
As of today, we are now offering completely free address verification to everyone, including...
Free Address Verification for the Masses - SmartyArrow Icon
One of the great things about working at Smarty has been offering our great services to nonprofits...
Great Suggestions for Improving Your Mailings - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
We are considering using Smarty as our API to standardized and validate address in our...
How can I parse and verify freeform addresses? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
I'm the developer doing the integration of Smarty for my company. It's pretty much done...
How Do I Comply With Privacy Laws? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
A question we hear quite often at Qualified Address concerns the procedure for downloading and...
How do I get the address components? - SmartyArrow Icon
We have been evaluating Smarty and all is going well. We now have a requirement to separate the...
How do I integrate LiveAddress API into a shopping cart? - SmartyArrow Icon
I'd like to be able to use the LiveAddress functionality in a stock shopping cart system such as Shopify...
How do I resolve ambiguous addresses with LiveAddress? - SmartyArrow Icon
I'm getting an error message trying to normalize an address.
How Do I Start My Free Trial of CASS-Certified Scrubbing? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
Does LiveAddress check for apartment number and suite and those types of data?
How Do Queries Work? - SmartyArrow Icon
When you purchase a subscription with Qualified Address, you choose a number of queries that you wish...
How much does autocomplete cost? - SmartyArrow Icon
How does autocomplete fit into the LiveAddress billing? What does it cost?
How To Check Your LiveAddress Usage - SmartyArrow 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) - SmartyArrow Icon
Printing barcodes for mailing envelopes speeds up delivery time andif done correctlyreduces postage prices.
How To Print Barcodes (In OpenOffice.org 3.1) - SmartyArrow Icon
Printing barcodes for mailing envelopes speeds up delivery time andif done correctlyreduces postage prices.
How To Use LiveAddress API On Your Website - SmartyArrow Icon
Implementing LiveAddress API on your website may seem like a challenge if you are new HTML...
Instructions For Popular Shopping Carts - SmartyArrow Icon
Many hosted shopping cart services (BigCommerce, Volusion, 3dCart...) can very easily have our...
Just Another Pretty Face But Easier on the Eyes - SmartyArrow Icon
Over the past six months we've made some very dramatic changes and improvements.
LiveAddress API Field Definitions - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
For address verification, it's hard to beat the dead-on speed and simplicity of instant results...
LiveAddress API Outage - SmartyArrow Icon
Last Thursday morning, October 14, we experienced a significant address verification outage...
LiveAddress API Samples - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
Making requests to LiveAddress via Javascript is easy: just follow REST endpoint documentation Let's look...
LiveAddress API's REST endpoint - SmartyArrow Icon
If you can already make requests, see how to parse the JSON/XML response.
LiveAddress Verification Service - SmartyArrow Icon
By using our LiveAddress validation tool, you can instantly...
Move Requirements Update for Standard Mail - SmartyArrow Icon
The Postal Service announced a major change in requirements for Standard Mail last week, when it...
NCOALink® - Smarty
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National Change of Address (NCOALink®) is a process whereby postal customers can let the USPS...
New ZIP Codes - SmartyArrow 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! - SmartyArrow 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) - SmartyArrow Icon
How to Upload a List of Addresses. This post provides easy-to-follow instructions for...
Proposed Changes to Address Barcode Requirements for Flats - SmartyArrow Icon
UPDATE: the US Postal Service has delayed the May 2011 requirement for Intelligent Mail Barcode usage...
Qualified Address - "Software as a Service",- SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
Orem, Utah (August 20, 2007) Qualified Address, a company specializing in...
QualifiedAddress.com PAVE Certification - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
The green color that represents QualifiedAddress.com does more than just contribute to an attractive...
RDI - SmartyArrow Icon
RDI means. Basically, it indicates whether an address is a residential or commercial location.
Residential or Commercial? Yep, it's included. - SmartyArrow Icon
The USPS provides a delivery status indicator for each address. They call this the Residential...
RESTJSON Doc Clarification for Multiple Responses? - SmartyArrow Icon
I'm looking at using the Smarty RESTJSON API from a non-browser client. The docs have given...
Salesforce Plugin Documentation - SmartyArrow Icon
Please be aware that this plugin is no longer supported by Smarty. The plugin and its...
Should addresses be in UPPERCASE? - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
As the United States Postal System, we...
Slowing Economy - SmartyArrow Icon
President George W. Bush said earlier today, "It's clear our economy has slowed.",This remark came just...
Smarty: New Name, Same Awesome - SmartyArrow Icon
Qualified Address is now Smarty. But, by now, you've probably guessed that.
Some Helpful Tips & Articles for Combating USPS Rate Changes - SmartyArrow Icon
Here are some excerpts from a few recent articles that may be of interest to those looking...
Standard Scrubbing vs. CASS-Certified Scrubbing - SmartyArrow Icon
Qualified Address offers two different address verification scrubbing services. The two are...
SuiteLink® - Smarty
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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! - SmartyArrow Icon
Although we've only been providing services for about six months, Qualified Address has developed a...
The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Address Verification = Smarty! - SmartyArrow Icon
For a while now, our address scrubbing service has only deducted scrubbing lookups from your...
The Future of On-Demand Mailing Software - SmartyArrow Icon
Qualified Address is excited to offer the first on-demand mailing software in its industry. We are...
Unlimited Address Verification: All your wildest dreams have come true - SmartyArrow Icon
Because your usage of our LiveAddress API is (probably) determined by traffic and...
USPS Publication 28 - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
We have a valid address of a customer that is not being validated by your service...
We know where you live. - SmartyArrow Icon
Seriously, we know where you live. Meaning we could find it with just a GPS device.
Website Plugin - SmartyArrow Icon
The Smarty website plugin is a copypaste solution for address verification on your website.
Configuring the website plugin - SmartyArrow Icon
The Smarty website plugin is configured when it is initialized. Initialization occurs when...
Website plugin appearance and CSS - SmartyArrow Icon
You can customize the look and feel of the UI to match your website simply by...
Website plugin events - SmartyArrow Icon
The website plugin is event-based. Custom events are raised throughout the lifetime of the script...
Website plugin examples - SmartyArrow Icon
Sometimes it's really helpful to see some fully functional examples, so here you go. Basic Usage...
Website plugin functions - SmartyArrow Icon
After initializing the plugin, a variety of functions are available to you in the returned object.
Installing the website plugin - SmartyArrow Icon
This page explains how to install the Smarty website plugin on your own web page.
Troubleshooting the website plugin - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
What do I need to know about appending county data?
What constitutes a "bad address"? - SmartyArrow Icon
Excellent question, and one that we have never specifically answered in writing...
What does an LIL# footnote indicate? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
The success=true flag is set but the address validation failed...
What does the extra info at the end of the address mean? - SmartyArrow Icon
I have an address that you validated but I'm not sure what to make of it. The address is:v5600 Post...
What exactly is a Street Genius? - SmartyArrow Icon
Street Genius, is that like a Jedi?
What happens to non-address information such as ID or phone number? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
Just what is a CMRA? Why is knowing this important?
What is causing the Exception in this LiveAddress Java code? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
How long does it take to get a response from your API once we submit the address for validation?
Where can I find a County FIPS list? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
We've recently started supplying a separate Unit Number field to your address validator. The validator...
Why is the city name not corrected? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow 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? - SmartyArrow Icon
In testing on some live data, I did get one curious result. Consider this address...
Why no results if everything is right except the primary number? - SmartyArrow 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 - SmartyArrow Icon
We're technical guys. We're Internet marketing guys. We have had a lot of success over...
Why would autocomplete suggest invalid addresses? - SmartyArrow Icon
Why does autocomplete sometimes suggest addresses that don't validate?
Would you like your output files served raw or well-done? - SmartyArrow Icon
For a long time, our address verification customers have had to deal...
XML Address Verification with PHP - SmartyArrow 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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