Address Verification System (AVS)

The Address Verification System will attempt to match the billing address information entered during the order against the address listed on the credit card statement, as recorded by the Visa/MC Interchanges. While a charge will not be rejected as a result of an address not matching, our system does immediately void such a transaction with this automated system. Please note however that a void may take from 3 to 30 days before it wipes out the original charge on your credit card, this is beyond our control and policy from card companies.
AVS Result Codes: avs = 123 i.e. NNN or YNA
Character 1 represents address match, either Y for yes, N for No or X for service unavailable.
Character 2 represents zip code match, either Y for yes, N for No or X for service unavailable.
Character 3 corresponds to one of the following codes:
Code: Description:
A Address matches, ZIP does not.
The first five numerical characters contained in the address match with those stored at the VIC or issuer's center. However, the zip code does not match.
E Ineligible transaction.
N Neither address nor ZIP matches.
Neither the first five numerical characters contained in the address match with those stored at the VIC or issuer's center nor the zip code match.
R Retry (system unavailable or timed out).
S Card type not supported.
The card type for this transaction is not supported by AVS. AVS can verify addresses for Visa cards, Mastercard, proprietary cards, and private label transactions.
U Address information unavailable.
The address information was not available at the VIC or issuer's center.
W Nine-digit zip match, address does not.
The nine-digit postal zip code matches that stored at the VIC or card issuer's center. However, the first five numerical characters contained in the address do not match.
X Exact match (nine-digit zip and address).
Both the nine-digit postal zip code as well as the first five numerical characters contained in the address match.
Y Address and five-digit zip match.
Both the five-digit postal zip code as well as the first five numerical characters contained in the address match.
Z Five-digit zip matches, address does not.
The five-digit postal zip code matches that stored at the VIC or card issuer's center. However, the first five numerical characters contained in the address do not match.