Service Objects Helps Business Customers Save More on Shipping Costs This Holiday Season

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DOTS Address Validation Services now feature the cost saving Residential Delivery Indicator--helping businesses reduce shipping costs.

At Service Objects, our customers are our priority," said Geoff Grow, founder and CEO. "We constantly strive to improve our services in ways that are meaningful to our customers’ business.

Service Objects, Inc., the industry leader in online contact validation, today announced business customers using DOTS Address Validation Services have one more way to save on shipping costs this holiday season. For years, Service Objects has been helping businesses reduce shipping surcharges with its real-time address validation and correction services. Now those services have been enhanced to include Residential Delivery Indicator (RDI)™, a service offered through the United States Postal Service®, which determines if an address is a residence or commercial address. The majority of shipping providers apply a surcharge between $2.00 and $3.00 per package for residential deliveries. With more than 91% of addresses classified as residential, this can amount to big cost savings for businesses during the busiest shipping season of the year.

"At Service Objects, our customers are our priority," said Geoff Grow, founder and CEO. "We constantly strive to improve our services in ways that are meaningful to our customers' business. Helping them reduce costs and increase their operating efficiencies are core to our DNA and what we do best here."

DOTS Address Validation Services offer the most complete and accurate address validation and correction services available. Designed to be used at the point-of-entry, companies conducting business online can integrate DOTS Address Validation Services into their website, enabling them to correct and validate each address immediately as their customer inputs it. For years, this capability has been saving Service Objects' customers money in shipping surcharges--as most providers charge upwards of $9.00 per package for improperly addressed shipments. Now with DOTS Address Validation and RDI combined, businesses can instantly correct the address and have visibility to the type of delivery location (residential vs. business), allowing them to select the most cost-effective shipping method for each parcel and potentially save up to $13.50 per package.

When DOTS Address Validation Services are integrated into a company's website, the real-time web service allows a company to immediately verify the address and make any corrections immediately. For example, a customer making a purchase at a major online retailer will input their address into a web form as they are making the purchase. DOTS Address Validation Services instantly verify, append, and correct United States street addresses by checking the address against a continuously updated database of USPS® valid street addresses, and other online databases. Now with the Residential Delivery Indicator (RDI), businesses can immediately factor the type of address into their shipping costs and make real-time changes to calculate shipping charges for package.

Businesses looking for real-time address validation and correction can get more information by visiting http://www.serviceobjects.com/products/address/address-validation-us.

About Service Objects
Service Objects develops and delivers information solutions that improve the integrity of online transactions and lead verification. Each day businesses rely on Service Objects to validate hundreds of thousands of contacts to reduce fraud and increase conversion rates through data validation and enhancement of incoming leads, Web orders, and customer lists. Service Objects has verified nearly 800 million contact records - with availability of 99.95 percent - for more than 1,400 companies in over 25 diverse industries. A privately held, profitable company, Service Objects is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. For more information, please visit us on the web at http://www.serviceobjects.com, or call 800-694-6269.

Service Objects, DOTS, and DOTS Address Validation are all trademarks of Service Objects, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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