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Stephen Moy

Stephen Moy is a Sales Engineer at Experian Data Quality.  He works to build tools to improve Experian Data Quality's internal operations.  Outside of work he enjoys exercising, playing basketball, traveling, cooking, and developing iPhone apps.

How can I identify whether or not an address is a P.O. box?

Knowing what kind of address you’re mailing to can be important and often will influence the amount you pay for postage and shipping. Shipping to residential addresses, for example, tends to be more expensive than shipping to commercial ones. There are residential and commercial addresses, mixed addresses, as well as post office boxes. Post office boxes (P.O. Box) are traditionally used by individuals to receive mail in areas where mail may not be delivered directly to their homes. People also use P.O. boxes for security, privacy, the need for quicker delivery, and to maintain a permanent mailing address. 

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