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Address Lookup API Postcoder provides the fastest, most reliable way to capture accurate addresses

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Postcode to address lookup

Postcoder enables people to use their postcode to lookup and fill in their address. Postcode lookup is up to 80% faster than typing an address manually. Automatic address verification provides addresses that are 100% up-to-date and postally-correct.

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Predictive address autocomplete

Postcoder suggests valid addresses to people as they type their address or postcode. Address autocomplete is Google for addresses – instantaneous results and no button to click. Create a great user experience and capture verified addresses.

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Our predictive autocomplete can handle a multitude of human errors

  • Extra spaces

    Birch Wood Drive (for Birchwood Drive)
  • Missing spaces

    Fieldacre Way (for Field Acre Way)
  • Common typos

    Queens Road Notingham (for Queens Road Nottingham)
  • Phonetic spellings

    Tourkey Marina (for Torquay Marina)
  • Abbreviated words

    Roman Rd (for Roman Road)
  • Transposed characters

    Liecester Street (for Leicester Street)
Illustration example of how Postcoder's address lookup api predictive autocomplete can handle extra spaces.Illustration example of how Postcoder's address lookup api predictive autocomplete handles missing spaces.Illustration example of how Postcoder's address lookup api predictive autocomplete handles common typos.Illustration example of how Postcoder's address lookup api predictive autocomplete handles phonetic spellings.Illustration example of how Postcoder's address lookup api predictive autocomplete handles abbreviated words.Illustration example of how Postcoder's address lookup api predictive autocomplete handles transposed characters.
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Addresses with map coordinates

Postcoder provides geographic coordinates for postcodes and addresses. Use them to show your customers on a map or to calculate an optimised delivery route.

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Powered by a best-in-class address platform

Postcoder is refreshed daily using the most up-to-date and comprehensive data straight from official sources including Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey.

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30M+ Addresses
1.8M Postcodes
1.4M Business names
4,500 Updates every day

Secure & resilient

Postcoder is hosted on a secure and reliable cloud platform in the UK and Ireland.

  • Secure HTTPS connection
  • GDPR compliant data processing
  • 99.99% API uptime
  • 350ms real-world response time
Postcoder's address lookup api has a secure and resilient dataset

Multiple datasets

Postcoder aggregates the data from multiple datasets to ensure it always provides the richest, most detailed address records.

  • Postcode Address File (PAF)
  • Multiple Residence
  • Alias
  • Not Yet Built
  • British Forces Post Office
  • AddressBase for UPRN lookup

Postcoder also works internationally using data from a wide range of global data suppliers.

Postcoder can process Eircode address lookupsPostcoder uses United States Postal Service data setPostcoder processes french address lookups supplied by the Laposte data setPostcoder processes international address lookups from the data set provided by HERE

An optimised developer experience

API keys are used for authentication and results are returned in JSON and XML formats.

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[
	{
		"summaryline":"Allies Computing Ltd, Manor Farm Barns, Fox Road, Framingham Pigot, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7PZ",
		"organisation":"Allies Computing Ltd",
		"buildingname":"Manor Farm Barns",
		"premise":"Manor Farm Barns",
		"street":"Fox Road",
		"dependentlocality":"Framingham Pigot",
		"posttown":"Norwich",
		"county":"Norfolk",
		"postcode":"NR14 7PZ"
	}
]
<Addresses xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
	<Address>
		<summaryline>
		Allies Computing Ltd, Manor Farm Barns, Fox Road, Framingham Pigot, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7PZ
		</summaryline>
		<organisation>Allies Computing Ltd</organisation>
		<buildingname>Manor Farm Barns</buildingname>
		<premise>Manor Farm Barns</premise>
		<street>Fox Road</street>
		<dependentlocality>Framingham Pigot</dependentlocality>
		<posttown>Norwich</posttown>
		<county>Norfolk</county>
		<postcode>NR14 7PZ</postcode>
	</Address>
</Addresses>
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Having Postcoder on our checkout page has really helped ... Customers spend much less time adding their details which in turn made for a much more pleasant transaction.

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Tracking usage

Understanding how your account is being used is important, so we make it easy for you. You can view usage reports, configure email alerts and check your remaining credit balance.

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Pricing

We have payment options to suit every type of business, from pay-as-you-go credit packs to monthly plans to high volume licences.

The more lookups you buy, the lower the price per lookup.

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