Mailing lists? Sharpened. Mailings? Targeted. Postal Discounts? Maximized. The DSF2 file contains every USPS® deliverable address in the U.S., which adds up to over 165 million records. DSF2 sorts mail into walk sequence order. This means the mail is sorted for the mail carrier to optimize delivery– saving the Postal Service™ time and qualifying you for postal discounts such as Enhanced Carrier Route (ECR), Basic, High Density, or Saturation. DSF2 is available through our Service Bureau with fast turnarounds. It also identifies if delivery is to a curb mailbox, door slot, or commercial mail receiving agency (CRMA).
The first step is the processing of your mailing list through CASS™; the USPS certification process for ZIP + 4® matching software. This applies ZIP + 4 codes, carrier route codes, and delivery point; standardizes addresses, and corrects/verifies ZIP® codes. Next, your address information is matched to the DSF2 database. DSF2 uses individual delivery points to match address information while ZIP + 4 processing matches addresses in ranges.
DSF2 processing will return a pseudo code to sort your files and will then update your list(s) by identifying known addresses and specific address attributes: If the address is vacant, residential, business, or seasonal. Then, it returns a flag to designate each record matched. It also identifies whether a ZIP + 4 address is currently represented in the USPS delivery sequence file as a known address record. DSF2 includes DPV®, LACSLink®, and SuiteLink® processing.
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"Melissa easily integrates into both our system and our vendor's systems. They offer a variety of cleansing solutions. Setting up our contract has been easy. We are cleansing our data so that we do not mail invalid records. We've saved hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and decreased cost per acquisition."
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"The advanced features of the Address Object API allows us to greatly reduce our "undeliverable" loses and improve our next-day delivery customer experience. In my experience Melissa has done a fantastic job in advancing their products and services. We have been move then pleased by their performance and pricing for their products."
"The API was easy for my developers to integrate into the applications we use. The documentation was excellent and the customer support equivalent. Data integrity is also another key component and makes verifying addresses simple and accurate."
"The Api is easy to work with and the account rep folks are very response especially Riff. I've never had my service shut down even when we are over our allotted validations. The team works with us to ensure constant availability. If you need address validation with an easy to use product, Melissa is your friend."
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