Address Sequencing An Address Management Service in which address cards are arranged in order of delivery for city routes, rural routes, highway contract routes, and Post Office Box sections. For a qualifying mailer, address cards with either blank cards added (for missing addresses) or cards containing missing and new addresses may be added. Electronic Address… Continue reading Address Sequencing – USPS Definition
Address Service Requested An Ancillary Service endorsement printed on mail by the sender that directs USPS to forward undeliverable-as-addressed mail and provide the sender notice of the new address. If no change-of-address order is on file or the time period for forwarding has expired, the piece is returned to the sender with the reason for… Continue reading Address Service Requested – USPS Definition
Address Quality Reporting Tool (AQRT) A Web-based application that uses possible data discrepancies to assist in identifying delivery routes to improve address quality.
Address Matching System Application Programming Interface (AMS API) Software used to develop address matching software. AMS API gives access to USPS matching logic that can be used to verify the accuracy of ZIP+4 returns. AMS API may be integrated within a manufacturers’ product and redistributed by the manufacturer.
Address Management System (AMS) The national USPS database of every delivery address with its associated ZIP Code, ZIP+4 code, and city/state name that serves as the foundation of data for all address correction tools.
Address Management Services (AMS) A stand-alone Special Service available for a fee that mailers use to correct name and address lists, to correct occupant lists, to sort mailing list addresses to the finest possible ZIP Code level, or to sort mailing lists on cards by 5-digit ZIP Code. The Special Service includes address management products… Continue reading Address Management Services (AMS)
Address Management (AM) (1) The development and maintenance of address lists. (2) (capitalized) An organizational unit that provides policy and systems for the national address database, mailing list services, address correction service, forwarding, and other related addressing services.
Addressing (1) The act of writing or printing a delivery address on a mailpiece or an address label affixed to a mailpiece. (2) The various activities entailed in address management such as developing and maintaining address lists and applying addresses to mailpieces in a mailing
Address Information System Viewer A system that provides the ability to retrieve, view, and print accurate and current ZIP Code information. It enhances the accuracy and currency of all information provided. Available product reporting options include Address Lookup, City/State/Delivery Type, County Name Retrieval, Delivery Statistics Retrieval, and ZIP+4 Retrieval.
Address Information System product (AIS product) A raw database file made available to customers to enhance address standardization, obtain detail address information, and correct address records. AIS products include applications and electronic files such as Carrier Route, City State, Delivery Statistics, Enhanced Line of Travel (eLOT), Five-Digit ZIP, TIGER/ZIP+4, Z4Change, ZIP+4, and ZIPMove. Also called… Continue reading Address Information System product (AIS product) – USPS Definition