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USPS Address Overview
USPS Address

USPS is the acronym for the United States Postal Service, which oversees the mail service across all 50 states. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of the U.S. federal government and is a self-funded entity. 

Validating Addresses With Software
Validating Addresses With Software

The process for validating addresses takes place using an application programming interface (API). With this technology, software systems communicate relevant information with each other.

What Is Address Validation?
What Is Address Validation?

Every country has its own unique procedures for its postal operations. It’s impossible for a company to manually keep track of this information, which is necessary for reaching consumers around the world. Address verification software can help identify new addresses for delivery in a country.

What Is Reverse Geocoding?
What Is Reverse Geocoding?

Reverse geocoding is the opposite process to geocoding, which involves appending latitude and longitude coordinates to address data. With reverse geocoding, software links geographic coordinates to address data.

What Are Geocodes?
What Are Geocodes?

Geolocation is the process of converting an address into a geocode, which specifically refers to latitude and longitude coordinates. The main use case for geolocation is to standardize location data into a universal system that is not dependent on a regional postal code.

What Is NCOA?
What Is NCOA?

NCOA is an acronym for National Change of Address. It is a database that keeps track of permanent changes of addresses for individuals, families, and businesses.

What Is CASS?
What Is CASS?

CASS is an acronym for Coding Accuracy Support System. It is a certification program, established and maintained by the United States Postal Service (USPS), for software vendors that rely on official address records. 

Returned Mail

For businesses that reach customers in North America, returned mail is a multi-billion dollar problemFor eCommerce companies that sell physical goods, especially, the problem can be quite frustrating due to restocking, chargebacks and redelivery fees.

Delivery Options: PO Box, Street Address, Locker, Site to Store
Delivery Options

According to research by MetaPack, 5% of all online orders fail to make it to their intended location. Even if the failed delivery was actually caused by the courier, 78% of consumers still expect the retailer to resolve the issue. The average cost of a failed delivery is $17.78.

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