Inline validation is a way of checking that a user’s data is valid by providing useful feedback before submission. It significantly enhances the usability and UX of forms and reduces form abandonment rates by providing a quicker way to enter address details. Loqate’s address verification technology can reduce address entry time by up to 78% and cuts back data entry errors at point of capture by more than 20%, all improving the end-user experience.
If filling in a form is like starting a first conversation with a business, well, the submit-and-response web form is a bit of a mute. Users can enter the equivalent of a long monologue without any feedback from the form – until they click submit, which leads to predictable dissatisfaction if the form doesn’t accept their response.
The inline validation form responds to user submissions in real time, which is much more obliging to users, and generally gets the job done much quicker. Whether by displaying a pleasing tick on correctly input data or prompting users to make a few amends in real time, the user no longer needs to cross their fingers on clicking submit, as errors will already have been rectified during the data entry process.
Here’s an example of inline validation done right:
Here, Twitter makes use of dynamic messaging on the right-hand side of the field to alert the user to the fact they already have an account with them. They get extra points for also giving the user options to rectify the problem by logging in or recovering an existing password! By pre-empting the user's next steps and giving real-time feedback, this form is likely to achieve a high level of engagement.
Installed with a few lines of code using a single API, Loqate is the all-in-one solution to delivering engaging eCommerce checkout and form fill experiences, bringing address, phone, and email validation in real-time to your web forms. Discover the key features of Loqate’s inline verification solution for addresses, phone and email, including its international coverage, single easy to implement API, location biasing, Fuzzy Matching capabilities and use of the world’s most curated global data. With Loqate, you can avoid the common pitfalls of online web forms and switch to inline validation for accurate data, customer satisfaction, and repeat business.