For example, an online shopper types it into a form on a checkout, or a person working in a call centre types it into their CRM. Those using Capture+ from PCA Predict, can type in any part of the address to start their search, as opposed to just the postcode.
In our case we work with postal operators such as Royal Mail in the UK and USPS in the United States, as well location suppliers such as TomTom, to maintain a full database of addresses from over 240 countries.
In our case, results are consistently returned within 40 milliseconds. All of our services are delivered via the cloud, meaning you don't have to maintain any address data locally. We only charge for addresses that are retrieved i.e. if a customer does a search but doesn't go on to select any addresses, it won't cost you anything.
The addresses you collect will be accurate and valid, meaning you won't have issues such as missed deliveries and returned mail further down the line.
Address auto-fill improves the form filling experience for your user, making it quick and easy for them to enter an address without typos.