Melissa’s Trust and Compliance Checklist Promotes Comprehensive Enterprise Data Quality

Company Receives SOC2 Certification; Outlines Criteria for Trusted Data in Banking, Healthcare, Marketing and More Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced its trust and compliance checklist, helping enterprises understand and evaluate complex criteria for secure, optimized data quality operations. The company is committed to trust and compliance leadership, securing its continued SOC2…

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5 Ecommerce Issues You Forgot–And How to Fix Them

Want to increase conversions, provide customers with a better shopping experience, and cut down on cart abandonment? Check out these five ecommerce issues you probably forgot and how to fix them to solve these problems and more.1. The Fat Finger Syndrome Customers are terrible at typing--especially when it comes to filling out incredibly small contact forms on their smartphones. The…

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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 Desktop Software ·         MAILERS+4 Professional…

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Looking for Geo-Referenced Data You Can Integrate in a Flash?

Global GeoPostcode data provides a common dataset structure for all countries, containing all localities, ZIP/postal codes, administrative divisions, statistical units, reference codes, time zones, elevations and, for selected countries, neighborhoods, suburbs and streets. All data are geo-referenced and available in local language, transliterated English and non-accented ASCII versions. Global GeoPostcode data can be integrated into professional software, websites and mobile…

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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 parameters, to get you the…

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Address Quality – Take 2

By David Loshin We have dealt with some of our core address quality concepts, but not this one: The intended recipient must be associated with the deliverable address. The problem here is no longer address quality but rather address correctness. The address may be complete, all the elements may be valid, the ZIP+4 is the right one, and all values…

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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 obtain the finest level of…

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Senate Green Lights Postal Reform – But Is It Enough?

Postal Reform legislation passed the Senate this month, but according to the Postal Service (and who should know better?) S. 1789 falls disappointedly short of restoring the USPS to financial viability. For the past two years, the Postmaster General and the Board of Governors of the USPS have worked diligently preparing a comprehensive five-year plan to profitability that would enable…

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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 created, modified, or read. And…

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The Need and the Mechanics of Address Standardization

By David Loshin In my previous post, I introduced the topic of address standards, and we conjectured that the existence of a standard for addresses not only simplifies the processes of delivery, it helps to ensure delivery accuracy. Ultimately, delivery accuracy saves money, since it reduces the amount of effort to find the location and it eliminates rework and extra…

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