Thank you for your suggestions. We are planning to introduce post town validation to help ensure your order data is as correct as possible.
We will provide further updates as soon as we are able, but we expect this feature to be completed as soon as possible.
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This would be a great feature.
Unfortunately most of our customers don't seem to be able to type their address properly [especially seems to be eBay customers, they're not exactly our smartest purchasers].
The amount of times I have to reformat a postcode because it's been typed incorrectly or remove extra "flourishes" from their address is beyond a joke.
A customer address comes in as
top flat honeysuckle lodge 11 belmont road exeter
When all that's needed is:
11 Belmont Road
I'm sure most items fomatted in this way do get to the destination on time, but EX12 refers to Seaton not Exeter, and could easily end up with an item being misdirected [and inevitebly a late delivery defect on eBay because it's of course our fault and not the customer's for not being able to type their own address properly]...
Then there's those sort of people that feel they need to 'embellish' their address [i.e anyone within about 100 miles of London simply needs to put London in their address... last time I checked Basildon is in Essex, not London!] or put in a nonsense property name that's not on the official postcode database.
Another issue I often see is customers in the Channel Islands, often format their address as something like this
12 High st
St Peters Port
The system then picks it up as a normal domestic order so no CN22 is generated. This mostly seems to come from eBay, as eBay incorrectly classifies CI as international postage and wants to charge our customers. Can't really blame customers for tweaking their addresses in this way because they know it doesn't cost us any more than a domestic order to post, but I feel this should be something Click and Drop should be able to handle [or even Royal Mail could get onto eBay to get them to update their systems so CI customers don't have to pay extra postage - I imagine we would see an uplift in custom if this was the case!]
Formatting these addresses is a huge waste of time when the system really should be able to do it automatically.
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Hello. Please be aware that the IOSS scheme prohibits the merging or splitting of orders for the purposes of shipping. If your intended use is for shipments to the EU where the order is shipped under the IOSS scheme, you will be unable to merge or split orders for shipping.
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