Helping to capture accurate delivery data

Name, Address and Location data can be validated and appended to help ensure your systems have clean data and deliveries are efficient and accurate – including final mile deliveries!

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Without the AFD element providing a valid address, a route planner would have to plan the route by manually locating it using mapping software and dropping a ‘pin’. This would be a relatively quick process in isolation, but we have over 1600 vans distributing from over 100 depots, each with route planners. This job is done first thing in the morning in a time-pressurised environment and, without the quality data that AFD provide, it would quickly lead to frustration for the route planners and would needlessly slow down the process.

Sean Stanley

Head of Business Systems at APC Overnight

DPD
DPD
We work at the cutting edge of technology and AFD’s solutions meet our data quality. Every minute counts and ten to fifteen minutes makes a significant difference - the equivalent of 2- 3 extra deliveries. Equally important, as a people-focused business we want to minimise stress for our drivers. We have achieved this by minimising the time taken to validate, correct or complete addresses at the point of collection or in the depot. The result is that drivers now are out on the road earlier and have more time available to deliver parcels.
Gurnam Singh
Enterprise Architect at DPD

AFD software products which may interest you

Sector Specific Datasets

Here you can find additional datasets that can be retuned at the same time as an address is validated.

AFD Logistics & Delivery

Data

Grouping

Dataset

Description

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Address

UDPRN

Royal Mail Unique Delivery Point Reference Number assigned to this letter box.

Business

Phone

Gives an indication of the number of employees of an organisation at this particular office.

Business

Business

Gives an indication of the number of employees of an organisation at this particular office.

Business

Size

Gives an indication of the number of employees of an organisation at this particular office.

Business

SIC Code

Standard Industry Classification Code for an organisation record.

Business

LocationType

The type of Business Location, e.g. Head Office or Branch Office

Business

BranchCount

The type of Business Location, e.g. Head Office or Branch Office

Business

GroupID

An ID of the Group were a business is part of a wider group.

Business

Modelled
Turnover

The modelled annual turnover for the business.

Business

NationalSize

Gives an indication of the number of employees of an organisation covering all sites.

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Censation
Code

Censation Code assigned to this Postcode.

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Censation
Label

Label for the Censation Code.

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Affluence

Provides a description of affluence.

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Lifestage

Provides a description of life stage.

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Additional
CensusInfo

Additional information from the Census.

General

UPRN

This is an optional data field and requires a licence to return.

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UrbanRural
Code

Provides a code which indicates if an area is mainly urban or rural and how sparsely populated those areas are.

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UrbanRural
Name

Provides a description which goes along with the UrbanRuralCode.

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GridE

Grid Easting as a 6 digit reference.

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GridN

Grid Easting as a 6/7 digit reference.

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Latitude

Latitude representation of Grid Reference in Decimal Format (WGS84).

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Longitude

Longitude representation of Grid Reference in Decimal Format (WGS84).

Property Charact-
eristics

JustBuilt

Contains the date of inclusion on PAF for properties thought to be recently built.

Property Charact-
eristics

PostcodeType

L for Large User Postcode, S for Small User.

Property Charact-
eristics

AddressType

Indication of the type of property level data to capture to have the full address for a property on the selected postcode.

Property Charact-
eristics

AddressType
Description

Description matching the Address Type.

Property Charact-
eristics

Occupancy

Indication of the type of occupants of properties found on the selected postcode.

Property Charact-
eristics

Occupancy
Description

Description matching the Occupancy.

Property Charact-
eristics

Multiple
Residency
Indicator

This is an optional data field and requires a licence to return.

Property Charact-
eristics

NotYetBuilt

Identify and deliver services to the addresses of properties that are at the planning and construction stage.

Property level grids

Getting to the postcode is easy, getting to the right address is where the value lies for logistics companies. Many deliveries rely on postcode level grids at the centre of a postcode, in some instances this can be 15 minutes away from the target property, potentially leading the delivery to fail, or causing knock-on effects on the rest of the driver’s deliveries. Property level grid references give you full confidence that you can navigate precisely to your customer’s address and make a successful delivery.

Property Level Grids Containing AFD Logo
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Classifying addresses

What’s the split between B2B and B2C deliveries for your organisation?

Are deliveries failing because a driver tried to deliver after 6 pm to a commercial address?

All addresses have a property classification, e.g., Residential or Business, allowing for time-sensitive deliveries to be planned properly and for insight into the types of deliveries that are taking place each day.

Occupancy type

AFD’s occupancy indicator helps identify occupancy at postcode and property level, indicating if it is business, residential or mixed occupancy.

The types returned are as follows:

  • Large User Organisation
  • Small User Organisation
  • Mostly Organisations
  • Mixed
  • Mostly Residential
  • Residential

Further indicators provide details about a property with the following information returned:

  • Numbered and Named
  • Likelihood of
    Multiple Occupancy
  • Named
  • Non-Standard Address Format
  • No Property Information
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