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When a website auto suggests your address and completes it for you - that's easy street.

Are there still websites out there that send their customers down the hard road? Yes there are!

 


 

Address autocomplete - what it is, why you need it and how to provide it.

 

What is address autocomplete?

 

Address autocomplete happens when a visitor on your website starts typing their street number and a few characters of their street name, and is then shown a list of suggested addresses. They then select their address from the list, resulting in a much faster and more accurate process than them entering their street number, street name, suburb, city, state and post code manually.

 

Three reasons to provide address autocomplete.

  1. Increase conversions by making the entering of addresses quicker and easier for your customers.
  2. Increase customer satisfaction by making the entering of addresses quicker and easier. 
  3. Improve the data quality of your address information through uniformity, and the avoidance of typos and spelling errors.

 

Who provides address autocomplete services?

Two of the main global services are Google Places and Mapbox Geocoding.

 

How much does address autocomplete cost?

Pricing for Google Places and Mapbox Geocoding are on a per request basis.

https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/pricing/sheet/

https://www.mapbox.com/pricing/#search

 

How is address autocomplete installed on my website?

If you are comfortable working with API services, then it's a relatively simple process of signing up and following the documentation.

 

Google Places - sign up and documentation

Create an account - https://console.cloud.google.com

Documentation - https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/places/web-service/autocomplete

 

Mapbox Geocoding - sign up and documentation

Create an account - https://account.mapbox.com/auth/signup/

Documentation - https://docs.mapbox.com/api/search/geocoding/

 

If you have any questions, please get in touch, our Trader Solution does this and much more.

 

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