The NRGvalidate Web Service provides address management for use in CRM and other backend systems through simple HTTP requests with results that are easily pars-able. Why do you need to implement address management in your databases? First, it will help to reduce undeliverable-as-addressed mail that results from inaccurate addresses. By reducing undeliverable mail you can lower the costs of postage and printing by removing invalid addresses before you send your mailing. Second, if you are sending parcel shipments many couriers will tack on surcharges for residential, rural, and address correction. By utilizing Delivery Point Validation (DPV), Residential Delivery Indicators (RDI), rural flags and address validation you can very quickly realize great savings by reducing additional delivery charges.
How can it help my business?
- Save on address correction, postage, printing/packaging and return fees
- Check address quality at time of data entry so that customer does not need to be contacted to correct errors
- Simplify data entry by performing city-state lookup based on zip code entry
- Built-in bulk address validation
- Ensure that you are sending to deliverable addresses
- Proper addressing insures timely delivery
- Perform more frequent address validations without sending your data to an outside vendor
What is Delivery Point Validation (DPV)?
DPV is a technology available from the United States Postal Service to help mailers identify inaccurate or incomplete addresses. The DPV System assists mailers in obtaining accurate delivery address information and facilitates identification of erroneous addresses contained in mailer address files. Mailer use of DPV helps to reduce the amount of undeliverable as addressed (UAA) pieces, which in turn will result in more efficient postal mail processing and delivery operations. DPV essentially returns yes/no against a list of over 145 million deliverable addresses.
What is Residential Delivery Indicator (RDI)?
91% of mailing addresses in the United States are classified as residential. RDI-enabled software helps you make informed shipping decisions by identifying whether a delivery type is classified as residential or business. If you are shipping to residences, you may lower costs by shipping with the Postal Service and avoid residential delivery surcharges as some shipping companies charge a higher price for delivery to a residence.