EDQ leverages the most recent data from the U.S. Postal Service® (USPS) to verify your list of addresses. Simply upload your file and EDQ's service will quickly verify the address data, correcting minor errors and identifying which addresses are good for mailings and which need more attention.
You will need to have at least one column with the title 'Address', but all columns containing address information should have this label as well. You are free to label any other column on the spread as you would like.
Experian Data Quality organizes your results into three buckets so you can quickly segment your data and mail to only deliverable addresses. Addresses in the "Verified" and "Corrected" categories are confirmed to be deliverable addresses and can be mailed to. Addresses in the "Unmatched" category are missing important information such as apartment or suite information, or contain multiple errors that cannot be automatically corrected by an automated service. These addresses should not be mailed to as they will likely result in returned mail.
|0 - 10,000||$0.04 per record (min $50)|
|10,000 - 50,000||$0.03 per record|
|50,000 - 100,000||$0.02 per record|
|100,000 - 250,000||$0.01 per record|
|250,000 - 500,000||$0.0075 per record|
Foreign: The input address has been marked as foreign, either due to the country field that has been supplied or to place level address elements (for example a ZIP code) which indicate that the address is not a US one. No output address can therefore be returned.
EDQ uses USPS data in order to verify address information. It is possible that the address you are looking for is not contained within the USPS database. Possible reasons are that the address belongs to a brand-new development or mail does not get delivered to that particular address. You can check to see if an address is in the USPS data by using the USPS Zip Code Look Up feature on their website
"DPV" stands for "Delivery Point Validation". This is a USPS validation process that confirms an address exists and can be delivered to. The DPV Confirmation Indicator confirms whether the selected address is DPV confirmed. There are four possible return values:
Y: Address is DPV validated
N: Address is Not DPV validated
S: Match to Primary; Secondary not validated
D: Match to high rise default
[Blank]: Not present in DPV data
The footnotes contain extra information returned by the DPV lookup. Between 1 and 3 of the following 2-character codes will be returned:
AA: Input address matched to the ZIP+4 file
A1: Input address not matched to the ZIP+4 file
BB: Input address matched to DPV (all components)
CC: Input address primary number matched to DPV but secondary number not matched(present but invalid)
F1: Input address matched to a military address
G1: Input address matched to a General Delivery address
N1: Input address primary number matched to DPV but high-rise address missing secondary number
M1: Input address primary number missing
M3: Input address primary number invalid
P1: Input address missing PO, RR, or HC Box number
P3: Input address PO, RR, or HC Box number invalid
RR: Input address matched to CMRA and PMB designator present
R1: Input address matched to CMRA but PMB designator not present
U1: Input address matched to a unique ZIP Code
Certain cities and streets have several names that are recognized by USPS but there is always a primary name that they will use for each city/street, this is the "Preferred" name. If the city or street has been replaced it is because it is an alternate of the preferred name. As an example, the preferred city name for 02129 is Charlestown, however Boston is an alternate city name sometimes used for this ZIP code. Boston would be replaced with Charlestown.
A CASS™ report is not available through this service. If you require a CASS™ report please contact us to discuss the options we have available.
NCOA processing is not available through this service. If you require NCOA processing please contact us to discuss the options we have available.
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