On June 7 we replaced the old Address & Postcode Finder (APF). The feedback on the new APF has been overwhelmingly positive. We’ve had some great suggestions for improvements and we’re evaluating options on what to implement next.
One of the unintended side effects is that the number of pages viewed on the APF has decreased. We think this is because address details and postcode details are visible without visiting the results page, as you can see in the screenshot below. We’re working to understand if this is the reason, but we hope it means you can get what you need faster and more easily.
Let’s compare that to the old APF:
In other news, we’ve started work on adapting the APF for use on our mobile site. We haven’t yet set a date for when this will become available, but we’ll keep you posted.
Update, July 5
Nicole left a comment about issues finding rural delivery addresses. Rural deliveries are included in the new APF, however currently a space is needed between RD and the number (so RD 2 finds addresses, RD2 doesn’t). An example is contained in the screenshot below.