Category: Postal Address Standards

Make the Smart Move – Address the State of Your Data

When was the last time you moved? Did you file for a change of address? When you finally settled into your new home, did you continue to receive a previous resident’s mail? Catalogs that do not relate to your lifestyle, magazine incentives to re-subscribe, postcard reminders for Scruffy’s vaccination! … Who’s Scruffy? This mixed up…

By Melissa Team February 4, 2019 Off

Mailing List Accuracy Becomes More Stringent

Mailers face additional penalties in not meeting new Post Service regulations requiring valid, deliverable addresses The newest wrinkle from the U.S. Postal Service impacts businesses with substantial mass mailing efforts. New Mail Update regulations are intended to limit an unacceptable percentage of wrong addresses, which are costly for everyone concerned. The key word here is “unacceptable.” Be…

By Melissa Team February 23, 2018 Off

Melissa Presort Solutions Achieve USPS PAVE Gold Certification – Again

On March 22, the USPS® PAVE™ (Presort Accuracy, Validation, and Evaluation) program renewed Gold Certification for all of Melissa’s presort mailing solutions. In fact, Melissa presorting solutions have been PAVE Certified for over 22 years, and we are committed to achieving this honor every year.  Melissa PAVE Gold certified products include: ·         MAILERS+4® Standard Edition…

By April 26, 2017 0

MAILERS Online: On Demand & In the Cloud Presorting

Say hello to a no-contract, end-to-end mailing solution that’s in the cloud and easy to use. MAILERS Online is a one-stop-shop for all your mailing and presort needs, where you can upload your text or Excel® files to our server and let Melissa take it from there. We’ll presort your list, based on your selected…

By April 26, 2017 0

Postal Standards and Address Quality – Take 1

By David Loshin The USPS Postal Standard (Publication 28) provides at least some of the specifications we need for address quality. For example,  “The Postal Service defines a complete address as one that has all the address elements necessary to allow an exact match with the current Postal Service ZIP+4 and City State files to…

By May 8, 2012 0

Characterizing the Quality of Address Data

By David Loshin My company is currently working on a couple of projects associated with address quality and location master data. We are reviewing a lot of the existing documentation that has been collected from a number of different operational systems, as well as reviewing the business processes to see where location data is either…

By April 20, 2012 0