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Melissa Data Launches DPV Product

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Melissa Data launches a new DPV product. This article discusses the story, the new debut, what you need to know, and data about the USPS addresses.

What is Melissa Data

Melissa Data, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is expected to debut tomorrow Delivery Point Validation, an add-on to Address Object, its Windows-based data validation tool.

The add-on is based on the U.S. Postal Service’s Delivery Point Validation data set, which can confirm that an address is a USPS delivery point. There are 150 million USPS-delivered addresses, and the DPV data set is updated monthly.

Validation Tool

With the DPV component, Address Object now will confirm whether an individual address exists, right down to the apartment or suite number. DPV also detects whether an address is a commercial mail receiving authority such as a Mail Boxes Etc. or UPS store.

Melissa Data said the benefits of cleansing and enhancing data using Address Object can be measured in accurate mailing and shipping deliveries, successful target marketing, effective CRM campaigns and reliable storage of data.

DPV Goes Beyond

Melissa Data said DPV goes beyond the postal service’s Coding Accuracy Support System — which vendors must comply with before their address-matching software can be certified by the USPS — by verifying whether an address is actually a physical location served by the postal service. Before DPV, addresses could be verified only to a range of addresses on a given street and not a specific delivery location.

This article was originally published in 2004, and was republished in 2022 for reviewing. 

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