Want customers to look up addresses within a certain area to fit with your delivery boundaries? Learn how to refine the search options.
Do you deliver to a certain area? Photo credit: Leonie Wise.
By default AddressFinder offers all the addresses for Australia and New Zealand. But some users want to make a search area more precise.
You can refine addresses to any defined area such as an island, state, city, town, suburb, post code or an area you choose.
Why refine the address area?
There are a variety or reasons people want to define the address area. Here are just a few:
- Shipping restrictions (eg. between islands)
- Legal practicing boundaries (eg. states or city/town)
- Delivery limitations (eg. hot food or perishable goods)
Sounds great, tell me more
Firstly, what area do you want to restrict?
Restrict by State (AUS) or Region (NZ)
Restrict by Island (NZ only)
This is a postcode-based restriction. Postcodes in NZ range from 0000 to 9999. North Island postcodes range from 0000 to 6999. South Island postcodes range from 7000 to 9999.
Restrict by Town or City (NZ only)
Restrict to part of a Town/City (AU & NZ)
In this scenario the post code of the selected address is checked against a number of ‘approved’ postcodes. These approved post codes will be chosen by you because of their association with your service area.
Restrict to a suburb or locality (AU & NZ)
In this scenario the suburb or locality of the selected address is checked against your approved suburb or locality.
Restrict by a unique area set using coordinates (AU & NZ)
Are you wanting to collect addresses from a specific area which is not associated with a postcode or suburb? You can define this area using a set of GPS coordinates.
Firstly, get the geofence coordinates that define your area. A few online tools do this like: http://www.birdtheme.org/useful/v3tool.html.
East of Wellington Airport.
AddressFinder is versatile. You can use it to control parameters associated with your organisation.
If you have a need, even if it’s not mentioned here, please get in touch. We enjoy a challenge and we’d love to hear from you!