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Validating an address with CASS and DPV data

A lot goes into confirming that an address is valid. For the United States Postal Service (USPS), there are several pieces of information needed to verify an address. When you use address validation software, it checks the information entered against USPS’s database and requirements. A couple of terms to know when it comes to address validation are CASS and DPV. The Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) is a certification process used by USPS to evaluate the accuracy of address correction/matching software. Delivery Point Validation (DPV), which is one of the USPS-sourced files included in CASS data, is used to check the status of a specific address within the United States.

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Experian Data Quality celebrates Patriots' Day

Patriots’ Day has always held a special place in the hearts of Bostonians—it is Marathon Monday. As a day that many have trained for, for months or more, Marathon Monday has a special meaning to every runner. Its meaning, however, is not reserved only for the runners. As a company based in Boston, we feel it is important to incorporate the spirit of Marathon Monday and Patriots’ Day into our culture. 

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Regulation, fintech, customer experience: 3 lessons from CBA LIVE 2017

Deep in the heart of Texas, a consortium of professionals from the retail banking industry met last week for the seventh annual Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) LIVE conference. While a majority of the conference’s 1,400 attendees represent organizations across the financial services industry, they appear to share similar challenges, interests, and concerns. Specifically, keynotes and highly-attended track sessions focused on key themes, including what the current political climate means for regulatory bodies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), how the relationship between banks and fintech companies is evolving, and how banks should be leveraging digital channels to create engaging customer experiences. Here are my three key takeaways from this year’s CBA LIVE conference:

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3 takeaways from Enterprise Data World 2017

This year, Enterprise Data World (EDW) took their conference to the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, GA. EDW examines the latest trends in the world of data—especially in regards to data governance and data quality. This event focused on leveraging data as an asset and bringing IT and business users together to make better decisions for their enterprises. The keynote speakers focused on the emergence of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) within organizations, the importance of having a foundation of high quality data, data modeling, and much more. 

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Data Talk: Finding trust in data is hard

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Mike Delgado from Experian for a ‘Data Talk’ interview. We chatted about the 2017 Global Data Management Benchmark Report, and you can see the video of that interview in this post. 

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Launching into new horizons with Global Intuitive

Here at Experian Data Quality, we help our clients ensure that their address data quality is up to date and accurate. We also help you provide the best user experience possible for your customers thanks to our recent launch of Global Intuitive real-time address verification. Each year, we process more than 3 billion transactions across every country and territory on Earth. Cool, right? While that may be the case, we’re not stopping there.

We’ve been working hard at combing data from numerous sources and building an address capture engine to create an API we’re really proud of. Today we’re happy to announce our first leap beyond Earth into our solar system with LunarCapture: an intuitive address capture API for the moon!

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How can I verify my address?

There are many different variations in the way addresses can be written, depending on which country you're in, which country you're mailing to, where you got the address information (a business card, a postal authority, an email signature, etc.), how recent the addresses are, and whether they have all the required parts of a complete address. All these factors contribute to potential areas of inaccuracies in address data.

Here's what you can do to verify your address data:

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How customizable is NameSearch?

NameSearch is Experian Data Quality’s premier matching solution that can accurately and efficiently identify duplicates within your systems. NameSearch uses fuzzy matching to identify records that lead to the same individual, despite the misspellings, nicknames, typos, extra, or missing information across a single or multiple databases. It’s useful for organizations in any vertical that might require a matching solution, and, because of that, it is highly customizable.

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How can I use address verification to identify business versus residential addresses?

The costs of shipping can vary based on the type of address to which you’re sending. We incorporate three datasets into our address verification solutions to help businesses get a better idea of what kind of address they are shipping to (business or residential), and that helps them make more cost effective shipping decisions. To help you decide which dataset is best for you, we’ve outlined the differences between ATI, RDI, and RTI.

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10 ways to reduce cart abandonment and increase your conversions

Reading the statistics on cart abandonment rates can be quite sobering. Sixty-seven percent of online carts are abandoned before a purchase is made and, apparently, about 97 percent of mobile carts are abandoned. The reasons oft quoted are myriad but one of the bigger issues is simply the time it takes to check out; the longer it takes, the more likely that your customer will become distracted. Plus, when the shopping process requires any significant amount of typing on a mobile, forget it! Although you have to find a way to enable accurate address capture and to collect other important information, requiring customers to input too much is surely one reason that the mobile abandonment rate is so high.

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