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Mailing & Address Compliance

How to Choose the Best Address Verification Provider

Take a detailed look at three of the largest address management companies, what their capabilities are, and what you get for your money.

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Understanding National Change of Address, Other Move Update Services

Bad addresses are costing businesses millions. More than 43 million Americans move each year, and outdated address lists can label a letter or bill, package or flat as undelivered as addressed (UAA).

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How to Verify an Address

Address verification can help by ensuring only valid billing and shipping addresses enter your systems.

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What is CASS Certification™?

Is program that was developed by the USPS to test the accuracy of address-matching software and improve the accuracy of postal coding

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When to Use OpenStreetMap vs. Premium Address Data

There are a few key differences between OpenStreetMap and Premium Address Data.

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What is OneCode ACS and How Does it Work?

One of the four Address Change Services (ACS) options available and allows mailers to receive electronic address corrections.

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What are Ancillary Service Endorsements?

Provide the Postal Service with instructions on how to handle your mail if it’s UAA (undeliverable as addressed).

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What is the difference between Address Validation & Address Verification?

Address Verification goes beyond just validating that an address exists

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What is My ZIP+4

ZIP+4 is a basic five-digit code with four digits added as an extra identifier.

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How to Qualify for Move Update Discounts

Mailers wishing to qualify for the U.S. Postal Service’s Move Update discount are required to periodically match their address records.

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What is LACSLink?

20% of addresses entered online contain errors such as spelling mistakes, wrong postal codes or formatting errors. Read how LACSLink can help.

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What is SuiteLink?

Adds known secondary (suite) information to business addresses, allowing USPS delivery sequencing where it would not otherwise be possible.

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What is ZIP+4?

Are the four digits added to the basic five-digit code as an extra identifier to improve the mail sorting and delivery process.

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What is a DPV?

Delivery Point Validation (DPV) confirms that an address actually exists and can be delivered to – right down to the apartment or suite number.

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What are Non-USPS Addresses & How Can They be Verified?

Non-USPS Address or non-standard address is an address that does not match any known address in the USPS delivery point database.

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What Does it Mean to be Canada Post SERP Certified & Why is it Important?

SERP (Software Evaluation and Recognition Program) is a postal certification issued by Canada Post & ensures highest accuracy in Canadian Data Quality.

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What is Presorting & How Do I Do it?

Presorting is the process of grouping mailpieces together by destination, commonly by ZIP Code, into the same bundle or tray to expedite mail delivery.

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What is IMB (Intelligent Mail Barcode)?

The Intelligent Mail Barcode (IMb) is a 65-bar Postal Service barcode used to sort and track mailpieces such as individual letters, cards and flats.

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What is Palletization & How Do I Do it?

Palletization refers to the process of placing mail containers such as trays, tubs or sacks onto wood or plastic pallets.

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What is RBDI?

RBDI (Residential Business Delivery Indicator) identifies delivery type status of a verified address.

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What is ACS/OneCode ACS/Ancillary?

ACS (Address Change Service) Is one of the four Address Change Services (ACS) options available and allows mailers to receive electronic address corrections.

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What is DSF2?

DSF2® (Delivery Sequence File) Processing distinguishes between deliverable and non-deliverable postal addresses

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Location Intelligence

What is Rooftop Geocoding?

Rooftop Geocoding takes and combines data from multiple sources, and the use of location algorithms pinpoints the exact lat/long of a street address on a map.

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What is Geoenrichment, & How Can it Supercharge My Analytics?

Geo-enrichment enables financial services institutions to know more about where their customers are, what they’re doing, and why they’re doing it.

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What is Reverse Geocoding?

Reverse geocoding allows you to get a complete address from latitude and longitude coordinates, plus retrieve detailed information about that location.

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What is My Geocode?

Geocodes are Latitude & longitude Coordinates of a street address, which can be used to place markers on a map.

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Business & Consumer ID Verification

What is Cross-Matching in Identity Verification (Centricity)?

Cross-Matching involves filling in the gaps with customer contact data(names, phone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses and more).

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What is an SIC Number?

SIC(Standard Industrial Classification) is a 4-digit numerical code used to classify businesses by industry.

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What is a NAICS Number?

NAICS Numbers represents a primary business activity that classify and measure businesses in the United States, Canada & Mexico.

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What is an EIN?

Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a 9-digit number assigned by the IRS to identify a business entity.

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What is OCR?

OCR can be critical in avoiding possible fraud and being compliant with Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations.

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What is 2+2 Identity Verification?

Checking the Identity from multiple sources to assure that name, address, and date of birth (for example) match on at least two or more additional sources.

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What is PEP Screening?

is defined by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent public function.

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What is AML (anti money laundering)?

Anti-Money Laundering refers to the laws, regulations and procedures put in place to prevent criminals from disguising illegally obtained funds as legitimate income.

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Matching / Deduplication

What is Survivorship and How Does it Improve Data Quality?

Survivorship is the process of verifying data in each contact record that captures all the pertinent information needed about a customer.

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Privacy

What is CCPA?

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, gives consumers more control over the personal information that businesses collect about them

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What Does it Mean to be SOC2 Compliant?

SOC2 is known for establishing ethical & auditing practices for private companies, nonprofit organizations & federal, state & local governments.

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