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Address validation is a crucial component in streamlining the logistics and fulfillment operations of e-commerce enterprises. In this article, we provide a concise overview of address validation, its advantages, and how to utilize it within byrd’s dashboard.

What is Address Validation?

Address validation (AV) is the process of verifying that a given postal address is accurate, complete, and deliverable. This typically involves checking the address provided against a database of valid addresses to ensure it exists and conforms to postal standards. It also helps to reduce errors in shipping and ensures efficient delivery of packages, but keep reading to find more about the benefits of this feature.

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Five benefits of address validation

AV holds significant importance within the e-commerce industry due to its multifaceted impact on operations and customer experience. 

  • Accurate Deliveries: Ensures that orders are shipped to the correct addresses, reducing the risk of delivery errors and associated costs.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Prevents delays and frustrations caused by failed deliveries or shipments sent to incorrect addresses, leading to improved customer experience.
  • Cost Efficiency: Reduces expenses related to undeliverable packages, return shipments, and re-shipments due to incorrect addresses.
  • Fraud Prevention: Helps identify potentially fraudulent orders by verifying the authenticity of shipping addresses provided by customers.
  • Compliance: Ensures compliance with postal regulations and carrier requirements, minimizing the risk of penalties or fines for non-compliant shipments.



How to use the AV feature on byrd dashboard

Our feature is accessible to all customers, offering the flexibility to enable or disable it within the Settings menu. Explore the interactive demo below to get a sneak peek of how the byrd dashboard works and how to activate the AV function.

Additionally, written instructions with step-by-step guidance are available below for your convenience.


1. Within the dashboard, under the Settings section, you can activate the AV feature by navigating to the Configurations and then to the Shiping Settings menu. Simply click on the provided option as indicated below to enable it. 

2. When a new shipment enters the byrd system—whether manually, through CSV import, or shop import, the address undergoes validation against the official database. 

3. If the address is valid, the shipment smoothly advances through the release process.

4. However, if the address is found invalid, AV halts the shipment in the Created Tab. At this point, the customer has several options:

    • Modify the address (upon which AV will conduct a re-validation),
    • Retry the address validation, or
    • Proceed with releasing the shipment despite the invalid address (this action is logged)


In conclusion, address validation is emerging as a fundamental tool in the arsenal of e-commerce companies striving for operational excellence and customer satisfaction. By ensuring the accuracy, completeness, and deliverability of postal addresses, address validation facilitates logistics and fulfillment processes. 

The byrd dashboard enables online businesses to effortlessly integrate this essential function into their operations. With its simple activation and intuitive functionality, AV becomes not only a necessity but a cornerstone for optimizing e-commerce logistics and delivering exceptional customer experiences.