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Address Auto-Complete (UK)


We'd really like to integrate a better address validation solution and if possible a predictive auto-complete type solution, for example:

I just wondered whether there was any similar solutions FoxyCart would recommend, preferably with sample integration code :)

  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team

    Thanks for posting to ask. We currently have address validation with our Avalara tax integration, but we don't yet support any other options. We have plans for opening up the ability to more easily integrate with other address validation providers in the future though. No ETA on that yet though - but it's definitely something we'd like to support to allow stores to validate customer addresses however they need.

    For now - it is possible to add in custom address validation to the checkout using some custom javascript and our events - but unfortunately we don't have any example code for achieving that right now.

    For a custom address lookup, a custom integration may also be possible there too - but it may be more involved than a custom address validation integration. You would need to turn off our native integration, and then apply your own custom javascript. Again this isn't something that we have sample code for unfortunately.

    Sorry we didn't have a better answer for you! If you wanted to have a go at adding in custom validation - we'd be happy to discuss in more detail with you how you could approach it.
  • BLJBLJ Member
    Hi Adam,

    Sorry this has taken so long to respond to... just getting back around to this.

    We've recently conducted a customer survey and analysed dropped carts, the address lookup feature has been identified as a big issue... essentially UK users (which is big proportion) of customers don't trust the automatic address data as it is inaccurate for UK addresses, we have now turned this off, but this is also hurting our conversion rate as users just don't want to key in the data.

    We're look at to provide an API... have you got any pointers on integration?

    To be honest we may just switch carts as there are a number which provide these key features or wider integrations, this just doesn't feel like something we should have to invest lots of time (cost) in building ourselves.

    Thanks for you help
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team

    Thanks for following up. Funnily enough - we've been looking at CraftyClicks ourselves too! We are working towards expanded native address validations on our checkout, but we're also looking at an interim integration for CraftyClicks for any stores that might benefit from some additional validation before that.

    We'll follow-up here when we have some more details on that!
  • BLJBLJ Member
    @fc_adam - Thanks, do you have any timescales as we're looking to do something now?
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team

    It's something I'm digging into this week - I'll follow up as soon as I have some code you can try out.
  • BLJBLJ Member
    thank you
  • BLJBLJ Member
    @fc_adam Hey, how are you getting on?
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team

    Thanks for checking in. Really close actually. The CraftyClicks team had also started on an integration set up, and they were kind enough to share what they had, and we've continued expanding on their work.

    If you've got a test store that you'd like to try it out on, we can share our code with you while we finish off testing it out in different scenarios. Otherwise we'll be putting it on our wiki soon too.
  • @fc_adam great news, big thanks, we'll wait for the Wiki... do you think it'll be this month?
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    @BLJ - definitely. Hopefully this week if time allows!
  • @fc_adam - Awesome, we'll be ready to try this out immediately, big thanks again
  • fc_adamfc_adam FoxyCart Team
    edited November 2018
    Quick follow-up here - we have an integration guide on our wiki now for adding CraftyClicks to your checkout. You can see details on that here:

    Thanks for your patience @BLJ
  • @fc_adam Fantastic, this up and working... a big improvement for us, we really appreciate your help.
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