Address Verification System
Address Verification System (AVS) is a security service used by online retailers to verify the accuracy of billing addresses provided by customers during the checkout process and ensure that the address matches the address associated with the payment method.
AVS compares the billing address provided by the customer with the address on file with the payment processor to confirm that they match. This helps reduce the risk of fraud and protect the retailer from chargebacks. This system is particularly useful for businesses that sell high-value items or operate in industries with a high risk of fraud, such as electronics or luxury goods.