Postal Standards and Address Quality – Take 1

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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 ZIP+4 and delivery point codes for the delivery address.”

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Translating Expectations into Quality Directives

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By David Loshin

In my last post, I raised the question about the variety of terms used in describing address quality, and I introduced a set of core concepts that needed to be correct to provide the best benefits for accurate parcel delivery. Let’s look at these more carefully:

1) The item must be directed to a specific recipient party (either an
individual or an organization.)

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Data Quality Tips from Our Experts

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By Admound Chou

Assistant Data Quality Manager


The date most mailers (and those in the industry) perhaps feared – Jan. 4, 2010 – has finally come. Starting Jan. 4, 2010, a First-Class™ or Standard Mail® mailing must pass a USPS®-mandated Move Update compliance measure – or face a 7-cent per piece penalty. Penalties will be assessed on mailings that have an error rate of more than 30 percent.Read More