What is DPV (Delivery Point Validation)?
Delivery point validation is a process that the United States Postal Service (USPS) uses to verify the accuracy of a delivery address. The USPS assigns a delivery point code to each address, which is then used to match the address with the correct delivery point.
Esendex offers a delivery point validation API service to businesses and organizations. This service can help businesses ensure that their mailings are delivered to the correct addresses, and it can also help them avoid incurring additional postage costs due to undeliverable mail.
There are two types of delivery point validation: Standard and enhanced. Standard delivery point validation simply verifies that an address exists and is deliverable by the USPS. Enhanced delivery point validation also verifies the delivery point code for an address, which can help businesses ensure that their mailings are delivered to the correct delivery points.
What's a Delivery Point Code?
A delivery point code is a unique code that identifies a specific delivery point. Delivery points are typically physical locations, such as a home or business address, but virtual locations, such as a PO Box.
Delivery point codes are used by the postal service to ensure that mail is delivered to the correct location. They are also used by businesses to track and manage their deliveries.
DPV stands for Delivery Point Validation. DPV codes are one type of delivery point code. These codes are used to verify that an address exists and is deliverable.
If you're moving to a new address, update your delivery point code so that your mail gets delivered to the right place!
Why Use Delivery Point Validation?
There are many reasons why a business should use delivery point validation when sending out mail. Delivery point validation can help ensure that your mail gets to the right place, and it can also help you save money on postage.
One of the most significant advantages of delivery point validation is that it can help you avoid undeliverable mail. When you validate a delivery point, you tell the USPS that you have verified that the address is correct and that the mail can be delivered there. If there is ever an issue with an address, the USPS will know to return the mail to you instead of delivering it to an incorrect address.
Another advantage of delivery point validation is that it can help you save money on postage. The USPS offers discounts for mail sent to addresses that have been validated, so by using delivery point validation, you can ensure that you are getting the best possible rate on your postage.
Delivery point validation is a valuable tool for any business that sends out mail. You can avoid undeliverable mail by using delivery point validation, save money on postage, and make sure that your mail gets to the right place.
When to Use Delivery Point Validation
Use DPV when you want to correct potential addressing issues, in order to reduce the amount of Undeliverable-As-Addressed (UAA) packages, which in turn will result in more efficient mail processing and delivery.
Benefits of Delivery Point Validation (DPV)
- Saves time, money, and manpower associated with undeliverable mail.
- Boosts customer satisfaction by accurately delivering mail to correct location.
- Automatically corrects addresses without having to contact customers directly.
DPV Validation Result Codes
Esendex’s Postal Address Verification API will return the following codes when validating addresses.
|10||Address is not found.|
|100||Address is DPV-confirmed for all components.|
|101||Address is found, but not DPV-confirmed.|
|102||Address primary number is DPV-confirmed. Secondary number is present but not DPV-confirmed.|
|103||Address primary number is DPV-confirmed. Secondary number is missing.|
|200||Canadian address. Verified on city level only.|
In addition to these result codes, Esendex’s Postal Address Validation API will return USPS mailing industry information that can be useful for interacting with address verification at point of entry.
Correcting potential addressing issues can reduce the amount of Undeliverable-As-Addressed (UAA) pieces, which in turn will result in more efficient mail processing and delivery.
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