Address Validation

Can anyone recommend an "easy way" to include address validation into my Wordpress forms and woocomerce order page? I know that UPS has a PHP API that I am eligible to use since I have an account with them but I'm uncomfortable doing any PHP coding so was looking for some help or direction on the best way to proceed. I also have accounts with USPS and FedEx if those have solutions I don't know about--thank you.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantAsked:
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Woocomerce has extensions for exactly this, some are free and some are paid.
https://woocommerce.com/products/postcodeaddress-validation/
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I saw that and already looked into it but we are a very small seasonal business that only sell products for 4 months of the year (we are farmers that sell a seasonal crop) and it seems a lot to pay for when we only need it for such a short time. From the link you gave me there is no "free" option only a paid plugin and then several additional services all of which have their own fees. I was hoping someone has had some experience using the USPS and/or UPS API that can be coded into our website. During our busiest months we would ship to 500 customers. Thanks for you input.
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
That plugin is $50/year. If you can't pay for a premade plugin and you don't want to touch php, then you are going to pay for someone to do the php for you. Commerce websites usually have paid extensions because they know you are running a store and making money. If you don't want to maintain a commerce website, go use something like Shopify that is all integrated.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
yes but it using services that charges for using their database; it does not use USPS or UPS which people who have accounts with them can use at no charge; so it is not $50 it is much more than that when you take into account the cost of using the services that are REQUIRED to make this plugin work. I didn't say I didn't want to touch PHP, I actually said UPS has a PHP solution and "I'm uncomfortable doing any PHP coding so was looking for some help or direction on the best way to proceed". Thus I was hoping to find someone who uses woocommerce and has implemented USPS or UPS address validation into their sites.
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
So you're looking for something like this?
https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-usps-address-verification/

It's not as full featured but it's free and does just what you want.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
looks like an abandoned plugin--hasn't been updated in 2 years; I am fairly new to WordPress (6 months or so) and "everyone" so far hs told me not to use plugins that are not kept up to date due to security concerns but yes what I am looking for is some way to use either USPS or UPS API on my site, like this one does. I have a meeting with our UP and Fedex account managers next week and they both say they may be able to help so I guess I will see how that goes. Thanks for your time thus far--appreciate it.
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I found several plugins using the "add new" option in Wordpress and tested them. "Checkout Address Autocomplete for WooCommerce" was the easiest and was free but unfortunately did not include the Zip+4 zipcodes however I have a support ticket into them to see if that can be resolved. Another one is "Address Validation & Google Address Auto Complete Plugin for WooCommerce"  but it is not free ($69) but it offers usage of several different address validation APIs (Google Address Autocomplete API Key (requires signup) or EasyPost Address Verification API Key (charged per address lookup); or using a UPS API (requires UPS Account)). Final plugin is "Global Address Validation for WooCommerce" which is free but requires use of their API with a subscription plan--this plan seems very reasonable but I have yet to test it (waiting on support from the first plugin).
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
I ended up using "Address Validation & Google Address Auto Complete Plugin for WooCommerce" for $69 per year and "free" UPS API lookup. However even this solution is not a complete solution--it does not add the Zip+4 (9 digit zipcode).
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
The other solution suggested was an abandoned plugins.
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