A Quick Guide To Address Verification And Standardization

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When you want to buy a new television, before you walk into a store, you’ll probably check prices online. From pens and pencils to jewellery, everything is available online today. E-commerce is a great opportunity for retailers but it comes with its challenges.

Each year, hundreds and thousands of orders go undelivered because the address listed is incomplete or inaccurate. According to estimates, 23.6% of mail is addressed wrong.… Read More

What Is A Postal Code And Why Is It Important For Address Verification And Validation?

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Did you know that Aurangabad in Maharashtra shares its name with a city in Bihar? Similarly, ‘Pune’ is the name of a city as well as a district in Maharashtra. There are many other cities and districts across India that share names. Cities share names internationally too. There’s a city called Kochi in Kerala and one in Japan. Almost every state in the USA has a community called Springfield.… Read More

TIPS & TRICKS: How to Improve Processing Speed with Our APIs

Blog Administrator | Address Standardization, Address Validation, Address Verification, Analyzing Data, Data Quality, Global Address Verification, Global Data Quality, Global Phone Verification | , , ,

Melissa
provides numerous APIs to handle the standardization, cleansing and
verification of various data elements such as addresses, names, phones and
emails. Often times we get asked by our customers as to what are some ways to
improve the speed when processing records using our APIs. Below are some
performance tips to consider when implementing our APIs:

 

Storage

The
type of medium where the data files are stored may have an impact on processing
speed.
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Validation, Standardization, and Correction: Tool or Process?

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By David Loshin

There are all sorts of tools associated with
address standardization, cleansing, and validation. As an example, the USPS
has a certification program for software vendors, referred to as CASS
(Coding Accuracy Support System)™ certification. According to their
website,

CASS enables the Postal Service™ to evaluate the accuracy of address matching software programs in the following areas:

(1) five-digit coding
(2) ZIP + 4/ delivery point (DP) coding
(3) carrier route coding
(4) DPV®
(5) DSF2®
(6) LACSLink®
(7) eLOT®
(8) RDI™ products

CASS allows vendors/mailers the opportunity to test their address-matching software packages and, after achieving a certain percentage of compliance, to be certified by the Postal Service.

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