Melissa Data’s Cloud-Based National Change-of-Address Service Enables Mailers to Keep Up with Canadian and U.S. Customers Who Have Moved

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SmartMover Updates Business and Individual Addresses; Ensures Compliance with New Canadian Mail Laws Requiring In-Country NCOA Processing

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF. – August 12, 2014 – Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and data enrichment solutions, today announced SmartMover, its cloud-based NCOA service, now provides Canadian change-of-address processing, as well as U.S. address updates for individuals, families, and companies that have recently moved.… Read More

Melissa Data Partners with NetzTurm GmbH to Offer Real-Time Global Address Verification to Shopware Users

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Online Merchants Can Now Verify and Correct Worldwide Customer Addresses; Better Customer Data Reduces Shipping Costs and
Eliminates Online Fraud

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF. – June 25, 2014 – Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced a new data quality plug-in for users of Shopware, ensuring powerful contact data quality for e-commerce applications. The Shopware plug-in enables online merchants to verify and correct addresses as they are entered, validating information from more than 240 countries and territories in real-time.… Read More

Canada Post Restructures Business Model – to Survive

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By Abby Garcia Telleria

It looks like even Canada’s postal service isn’t immune from what’s plagued the USPS®. In a stunning (and eerily similar) move, Canada Post recently announced it would phase out home delivery in its urban centers within the next five years. Like its U.S. counterpart, Canada Post has also faced mounting losses and declining mail volume, mostly due to the rising use of digital communication and soaring pension costs.
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The Last Resort? USPS® Proposes 5.9 Percent Rate Hike

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By Abby Garcia Telleria

Could this be a last ditch effort by the USPS? Last week, the USPS proposed an emergency (or exigent) postal rate hike – a 5.9 percent increase from 46 cents to 49 cents for First-Class Mail® – to keep the beleaguered agency afloat. The proposed increase would go into effect January 2014.

Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

Earlier this year, the Postal Service™ came out with guns blazing – working with lawmakers to propose cost-cutting initiatives that included eliminating Saturday and door-to-door delivery.… Read More

Postal Service Could End Door-to-Door Delivery

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By Abby Garcia Telleria

Could the end of door-to-door mail delivery be near? The big word is maybe – if House lawmakers get their way.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has proposed a plan that would eliminate doorstop delivery, and require residents to get their mail at a curbside or secure cluster box. The plan – known as the Postal Reform Act of 2013 (H.R.… Read More