national change of address

Update Your Mailing List with the
National Change Of Address Database

Less than a Penny!   .0076¢ per address with a $50 minimum

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Over 43 million Americans move every year

If you have a mailing list of customers or prospects it makes sense to update it regularly. The post office maintains the NCOA database with over 160 million address change notifications submitted during the past 48 months.

Address Correction is Required

To use lower presorted postage rates, you must comply with one of the following 2 options:

Option 1 – Use This Address Format

On the address label show the name of the addressee and under it add the following line:
“OR CURRENT OCCUPANT”
By doing so the mail will be delivered to that address, however not necessiarily to the intended addressee.

Option 2 – Update Your List

You can provide evidence that your list has been updated using the NCOA database. To qualify for postage discounts you must update your list using the NCOA database within 95 days of the mailing date.

image illustrating the two options for label addressing that meet post office rules. Option 1 add a line under the addressee name that says or current resident. Option 2 provide evidence that the list has been updated with the national change of address data base.
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NCOA processing is affordable. Less than
1¢ per address

Option 2 is the best choice for most mailers.
Chances are you will save more than the cost of the update by

  1. eliminating addresses that are no longer within your market area
  2. eliminating addresses of those who have moved with no forwarding address on record
  3. reaching your intended addressee rather than the current occupant

NCOA Processing is Fast & Easy!

Send us your mailing list:
Use the upload form below on this page.

Processing is fast.
Your updated list will be returned to you usually within 48 hours or less.

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Upload Your Mailing List