You have multiple options when it comes to integrating with Loqate, and in this article we'll look at what those options are, along with their pros and cons.
The two main integration options are:
There's also a third option available for certain situations, which is Integrations by Platform. You can use Address Capture, Verify, Email Verification and Phone Verification via pre-built integrations with various tools, including Shopware and Microsoft Dynamics 365. This offers a slightly different approach to integrating with Loqate natively, useful if you already use one of the tools that we integrate with.
The main focus of this article is on Tag and API integrations, although we've included some information about third-party integrations too, and a link out to the specific documentation.
These options are not mutually exclusive, so you can use more than one in conjunction if you want.
Regardless of which option(s) you choose, you can make changes in the Account Section for security, customisation and certain features.
You know your business best, and what your requirements are. Here are a few examples though of possible use cases, and which of the Tag or API integration option might be best for each:
|Business Type||Specifics||Recommended option|
|Financial business||Strictly regulated||APIs|
|Large ecommerce business||Requires considerable customisation||APIs|
|Very small business||Uses simple web forms||Tag|
|Small business||Uses cloud-based tools for creating forms||Tag or APIs|
The simplest way of setting up Address Verification, Email Verification and Phone Verification is by using the Tag method, which uses automatically-generated code snippets that you can insert into your website to set these services up.
This method is designed for simple webforms, allowing you to set up standard configurations via your Loqate account.
Check out our Quick Setup Guide for simple instructions that walk you through how to get set up with Tag integrations.
From an additional security perspective, consider using the Limits functionality to restrict your integration by IP address, service and/or URL. See our Security article for more details.
All Loqate products can be integrated using our APIs, which are also available for Address Verification, Email Verification and Phone Verification for more flexible integrations.
Check out our API documentation for details of all of the Loqate APIs.
You can still take advantage of all of the security functionality available in the Account Section - see our Security article for more details.
As well as the option of creating your own integration using the Tag and/or API methods, we also have a range of pre-built integrations which allow you to access Address Capture, Verify, Email Validation and Phone Validation within various tools. We're always working on new integrations, but some of our current integrations include:
If you already use any of these tools, you can use our pre-built integrations to quickly and easily add Loqate functionality to your site.
Check out our Integrations documentation for details of how to get up and running.