Better Places

Better Places: the geocoding API with address intelligence for the last mile.

Take your last-mile delivery performance to the next level thanks to high-quality address data and an advanced geocoding API.

Say hello to clean, high-quality address data.

Delivery addresses can contain all sorts of errors: illegible special characters, missing house numbers, incorrect postal codes. Drivers spend precious time searching for the right street name or number – and returns to sender increase costs.

But now there’s help: Better Places helps you conquer address chaos. It cleans, normalizes, verifies and validates addresses. Based on that data, our unique geocoding API delivers high-quality coordinates, so even new drivers find destinations the first time around.

Your benefits with Better Places.

Higher delivery rates

Validated addresses allow drivers to pinpoint locations faster, saving time with every route.

Fewer returns to sender

Finding waypoints the first time means you save time and resources – and avoid costly returns to sender.

Enhanced delivery performance

Benefit from smoother deliveries all around thanks to intelligent functions that reduce manual effort.

Higher delivery rates

Validated addresses allow drivers to pinpoint locations faster, saving time with every route.

What makes our geocoding API unique?

Better Places is the only all-in-one geocoding API for the last mile. It supports delivery drivers with high-quality addresses, geo-coded locations and even enriched waypoint data.

Advanced address normalization.
Better Places parses addresses and uses country-specific reassembly algorithms to improve geocoding quality. The result: your master data improves over time, and you're less reliant on the quality of raw address data.
Highly accurate geo-coding.
Better Places uses a unique multi-source geocoding process based on aggregation. It compares multiple geocoding services and picks the most accurate result – increasing location accuracy dramatically. We achieve a geocoding success rate of up to 99% – about 15% higher than our competitors.
False positive detection.
We compare geocoding results from different providers to determine the most accurate result. That way, essential data such as ZIP codes are verified to prevent drivers from going to the wrong area and getting off track. Small improvements, big impact.
Enriched waypoint information.
Our geocoding solution offers the possibility for drivers to enrich address data by adding helpful information such as delivery timeframes for each waypoint.
Advanced address normalization.
Better Places parses addresses and uses country-specific reassembly algorithms to improve geocoding quality. The result: your master data improves over time, and you're less reliant on the quality of raw address data.

Corrupt address data is a persistent problem for delivery. With Better Places, we send our drivers to the right places and improve our master data significantly.

Mattia Bertozzini, IT Manager GLS Italy

99%
geocoding success rate

Who benefits from Better Places?

Delivery providers rely on accurate waypoint data at every step of their route.

Better Places provides delivery service providers with a highly accurate address correction and geocoding tool at a cost that can’t be beat.

Our highly performant Better Places API supports thousands of requests per second. Need help getting it up and running? We provide comprehensive documentation and support.

FAQs: Better Places geocoding API.

What does address normalization mean?

Address normalization is the very first step in the address cleansing process. Unstructured raw data are “scrubbed”, removing any unwanted characters, and parsed into components. These components are then converted into a normalized format and tagged. From there, the address can be standardized according to any country database or geocoder standard. Normalized address components allow you to be much more flexible and less dependent on raw data than if you were to clean your addresses according to any one specific standard from the outset.

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