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Immediate Media integrated Data8’s PredictiveAddress and Bank Account Validation onto their website to improve user experience, speed up online registration and collect accurate customer details.

About

Immediate Media is a special interest content and platform company who operate some of the best-loved brands in the UK. They engage over 19 million consumers each month with content and new products and services across a range of digital platforms and magazines.

Challenge

Immediate Media were looking to implement a Bank Account Validation service and were also looking to improve the quality of their existing address lookup service, ideally from one provider at a more affordable cost. They wanted to improve the accuracy to avoid typos and inaccurate data being stored in their back end systems which would create problems further down the line for both their customers and their communications.

Immediate Media had migrated to a new subscription fulfilment bureau who had a different process for managing incorrect bank details. With no validation on the website, orders were getting ‘stuck’ in their system, causing delays to the customer’s expected subscription start date.

Objectives

Immediate Media needed a smooth transition between their former address validation service with no disruption to their website. They also needed their third party development company to work closely with Data8 to understand the integration requirements.

For address capture, Immediate Media needed:

  • Extremely accurate details in order to continue providing their premium and dependable service.
  • A long term and sophisticated solution that would provide real-time address validation to meet their ongoing business needs.
  • An easily-integrated solution which would work online and in their back end systems.

For bank validation, Immediate Media needed:

  • Accurate bank details for seamless payments
  • Ensure customers’ bank details are protected from fraud
  • The ability to capture correct bank details every time

Solutions

Immediate Media integrated Data8’s PredictiveAddress and Bank Account Validation services onto their website to improve user experience, speed up online registration and collect accurate customer details. Any incorrect details would be fixed at the moment of input in order to prevent future problems.

Bank Validation was installed which captures accurate bank details, validates all major debit and credit cards and checks IBAN numbers.

What are the outcomes?

“The key improvement for us is that, with the bank detail validation now live on the site we are able to stop customer’s submitting incorrect direct debit details therefore improving our conversion rate, customer service, and reduce resource that was being used on contacting customers for correct details. We also have confidence in an easily-maintained, accurate and cost-effective solution leading to improved user adoption.”

What can you say about working with Data8?

“The technology was easy to integrate and continues to provide valid and accurate details. Data8 have been very easy to deal with. They are responsive and efficient in their dealings with us, and took the time to understand our business needs.”

Daniel Eales, Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Immediate Media