CASS Certified Address Verification Service
The EXACTOAVS module was developed to enhance the accuracy of determining where a transaction takes place. Sales taxes are determined based upon the location of the transaction. Many systems will use a simple zip or zip+4 methodology for determining the location. These systems do not take into account that the zip and zip+4 are determined by the US Postal Service, for ease of mail delivery. Many zip blocks will contain multiple tax locations within, with different tax rates and different reporting different tax agencies. This means that there are good chances that using a zip or zip+4 methodology will result in inaccurate taxes and incorrect tax reporting.
To accurately determine the actual physical location of the transaction, the EXACTOAVS module scrubs, cleans and standardizes the address as input by the customer, and produces an accurate address, as recognized by the US Postal Service.
The problem about relying upon an address as input by a user is that any given address can have multiple forms of entry, differing from one user to another. Each individual can write their address in many different forms–often forgetting information or worse yet, providing incorrect information.
The EXACTOAVS module will:
- Standardize the address to USPS formatting standards;
- Verify and/or correct the street name, number, suite information ;
- Add / verify and/or update the correct 9 digit zip code information for the address;
- Ensure that the city, state and zip code match;
- Determine whether the address is a deliverable location, recognized by the US Postal Services
With the EXACTOAVS module, the seller receives notification that the buyer’s address has been validated, and is indeed a deliverable address, and will also receive the scrubbed address, cleaning out typos and other standard input errors.
The EXACTOAVS module, certified for accuracy by the US Postal Service, provides a cloud based SAAS (Software as a Service) solution for address verification, which does not require any further software downloads or installation.
The EXACTOAVS module meets rigorous USPS quality requirements by validating, correcting and standardizing address data. Top companies processing millions of addresses use CASS-Certified Scrubbing. With our leading technology, sellers can not only rest assured that the sale location is determined accurately, but also that the sale is made to a deliverable address recognized by the US Postal Service, resulting in higher levels of transaction credibility and lower costs associated with “address not found” product returns.