USPS® Certifies Melissa Data with NCOALink® Full Service Provider License
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (June 19, 2007) — Melissa Data (www.melissadata.com) is pleased to announce it has been licensed as an NCOALink Full Service Provider by the USPS® (United States Postal Service®). As one of only a handful of Full Service Providers, Melissa Data can update third party mailing lists and customer files against the full 48-month change of address file containing over 160 million change-of-address records, as opposed to the 18-month file provided to Limited Service licensees.
“We are very proud to be a certified Full Service Provider,” says Chris Rowe, vice president of data enhancement services at Melissa Data. “Bringing the processing of the full 48-month file in house allows us to provide the most complete NCOALink product to our customers at very attractive pricing, especially large volume customers with datasets of 20+ million records.”
In addition to offering full 48-month NCOALink processing, Melissa Data is the first provider to offer a 24-month processing service for the price of their 18-month service – with very low minimums so customers can affordably update small files. Faster turnarounds, increased automation and security are available to customers by using Melissa Data’s proprietary ListWare® software, which extracts and formats only the fields required for NCOALink processing, then automatically merges the updated fields back into the customer’s original database.
NCOALink identifies customers who have moved, improving mail deliverability and reducing the costs and time required to forward mail. NCOALink, a mandatory requirement for First-Class Mail® automation and presort discounts, will become mandatory for Standard Mail® as well in 2008. The USPS estimates that approximately 18- to 20-percent of households and businesses in America move each year. Businesses can save thousands of dollars on wasted, undeliverable mail by using NCOALink to find relocated individuals, families, and businesses.
About Melissa Data
Melissa Data, based in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. provides data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and list hygiene and enhancement services. A powerful line of software, databases, components and services affords customers the flexibility to achieve quality U.S., Canadian and international contact information using almost any language, platform, and media for point-of-entry or batch applications. Melissa Data is an NCOALink ® Full Service Provider, member of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and Mailing and Fulfillment Service Association (MFSA). Free trial software is available by visiting www.MelissaData.com or by calling1-800-800-6245.