We are licensed to use NCOALink, a secure data base with millions of permanent change-of-address records. It enables us to process and update mailing lists prior to delivery.
Mailing lists often contain duplicate addresses. This is a result of combining multiple lists or address sources into one. Merge/purge is a process designed to eliminate these duplicate addresses. It is an art, not a science, and the experts at CCI have years of experience creating customized data logic that will ensure duplicates are removed.
AEC (Address Element Correction)
During the CASS Certification process, there are occasionally addresses that the software is unable to match to a ZIP + 4. This results in higher postage costs. CCI can help mitigate these postage costs by correcting the addresses using AEC. AEC is designed to standardize address elements through correcting misspellings, nonstandard abbreviations, incorrectly joined elements, improperly ordered elements, and missing elements.
With over 165 million records, the DSF2 database contains every deliverable address in the U.S. In order to receive Enhanced Carrier Route Basic, High Density or Saturation discounts the USPS requires mailers to run their list up against the DSF2 database and append the walk sequence numbers.
It’s vital that you don’t waist money mailing to unqualified recipients. At CCI we offer a myriad of suppression services that will allow you to eliminate bad addresses. The most popular suppressions we offer are Deceased, Do Not Mail, Prison & Nursing Home.