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Delivery point validation (DPV®)

Definition:

Delivery Point Validation (DPV®) enhances ordinary address validation by confirming the existence of a specific address and the fact that it can be delivered to.

Delivery Point Validation (DPV®) goes beyond validating that an address is correctly formatted and within a valid range of addresses in the USPS® data file. DPV® can validate that a mailing address - right down to the apartment or suite number - does exist and is a valid destination for a mailing or package.

As you may be aware, when packages are shipped to nonexistent addresses, companies can lose money through:

  • Processing returned mail and packages
  • Correcting addresses by contacting customers
  • Losing (dissatisfied) customers altogether

Related links:

Read more about the correcting existing addresses in the database. 
Learn more about verifying addresses in real time.

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