Hey Nick, great the team is looking at this.
How would we know when this comes available. As for us it is also a must have for our 3PL. Currently we are paying 2000$ / year for an address (lookup) verification app. Which is ridiculous in my opinion.
If possible it would be highly appreciated if you could please let me know what we can expect, when, and if you need beta testers.... I am all ears.
May I ask which verification app you were using and if you found a better solution? Right now we're facing the same issue. We would like our customers to be able to enter addresses in Japanese characters, but our fulfilment center cannot prepare labels without it being in English. We're looking for some kind of automated address translation feature (preferably within shopify itself ofc).
We are also having issues with our international customers entering their address with Japanese characters, some use Greek character etc.. Is there anyway to prevent this from happening within Shopify at the time of order? Our Increment store uses Shopify to checkout etc.
We've actually built a function that can automatically replace unicode characters with the closest ASCII equivalent (and strip them out if there's no equivalent): https://www.highviewapps.com/kb/ez-exporter-calculated-fields-functions/#normalize-text
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.