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PostcodeFinder 

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OVERVIEW

From 1 July 2008, New Zealand Post is introducing new accuracy and addressing standards for bulk mail. These new standrads mean postal address information must be extremely accurate for any organisation to qualify for bulk mail postage rates. New Zealand Post will continually update this information as changes will occur every quarter.

To help our new and existing customers achieve the required levels of accuracy, Infosoft, has developed the PostcodeFinder application. The PostcodeFinder is a web service that can be easily integrated into any application which allows users find and update full postal address information.

The New Zealand Post Accuracy Requirement Changes (and what they mean to you).
The Statement of Accuracy (SOA) is the percentage of addresses in mailing lists or databases that are valid matches against the New Zealand Post Postal Address File (PAF). This means that every address stored in your database must have the correct adress, post code and Delivery Point Identifier (DPID) before qualifying for the bulk mail discount.

In order for you too keep your bulk mail postage rates you must achieve an SOA of at least 85% for each mailing by 1 July 2008

If an SOA of less than 85% is achieved, the difference below the 85% threshold will be charged at the full standard mail rate. For example, a mailing with an SOA of 80% will be charged full standard mail rate for 5% of mail pieces. The SOA requirement for bulk mail will be progressively increased to 95% accuracy over time. Rural delivery addresses are exempt from these postcode requirements until 1 July 2009. By keeping your postal information accurate and formatted according to NZ Posts requirements your organisation will save on bulk mailing costs. This is where Infosoft’s PostcodeFinder application can help you.

Rural delivery addresses are exempt from these postcode requirements until 1 July 2009. 

HOW POSTCODE FINDER WORKS

The PostcodeFinder is a web service which can easily integrate into any system. By connecting directly to the internet, your search criteria is passed to the PostcodeFinder search engine which scans approximately two million addresses within the latest New Zealand Post PAF data. The search engine will return complete results including the DPID where it can be presented to the user. The diagram below illustrates a typical server environment and how data is passed.

The more accurate your postal data, the more money your organisation will save on bulk mail costs. This is where the Infosoft PostcodeFinder can help.


BATCH ADDRESS CLEANING

More than likely your existing database currently contains thousands of addresses. All of this data has to be updated or “cleansed” in order for you to achieve the new accuracy requirements. Getting your information up to date can represent a significant cost in time and resources. Infosoft can provide Batch Cleaning services for all existing data. This process is done with Infosoft’s Batch Cleaning extract tool and in conjunction with our SendRight™ certified data partner Acxiom®

The Batch Clean process, in conjunction with the PostcodeFinder service will provide your organisation with the confidence that your database addresses are accurate as possible.

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