What is Address Standardization?
Address standardization is the process of changing an address to adhere to United States Postal Service (USPS) standards. The USPS defines a standardized address as one that is “fully spelled out, abbreviated using the Postal Service standard abbreviations … or as shown in the current Postal Service ZIP+4.”
What is ZIP+4?
ZIP+4 is an extension of regular ZIP Codes. A basic ZIP Code includes five digits, whereas a ZIP+4 code includes those same five digits plus four extra digits that designate a more specific location.
How Does Address Verification Work?
CDYNE’s Postal Address Verification (PAV) API uses a simple three-step process to correct your postal addresses in bulk.
The Data Hygiene Process
Address standardization is the first step in what is called the address data hygiene process.
- 1. Standardization formats addresses to meet USPS standards.
- 2. Correction identifies and corrects wrong address information.
- 3. Validation uses the USPS databases to ensure address deliverability.
What Does CDYNE’s PAV API Do?
We help you save time, money, and resources by verifying addresses for deliverability before mail and packages are sent out. PAV helps businesses ensure data quality for all U.S. customers.
- Corrects spelling errors
- Formats with USPS capitalization
- Fixes incorrect abbreviations
- Formats ZIP Codes to ZIP+4
- Identifies missing information
Fixes Incorrect Abbreviations
092 Applebound Av.
Chesapeake, VA 23323-1194
092 Applebound Ave.
Chesapeake, VA 23323-1194
Formats to ZIP+4
3310 Hickory Court NE
Elizabeth City, NC 55423
3310 Hickory Court NE
Elizabeth City, NC 55423-6231
Benefits of Address Standardization
Besides making sure your mail gets where it’s supposed to go, there are a whole host of benefits to using an address standardization tool like our PAV API.
Reach customers the first time and improve the results of your mail campaigns.
Stop wasting money on undeliverable mail and postal returns, and qualify for bulk discounts.
Get bulk USPS address standardization results in just a fraction of a second with PAV API.
Standardize address data and ensure customer information is up-to-date and accurate.
Reduce fraud by identifying invalid or fake addresses before sending mail and packages.
Even More Benefits
- Increased connection with your target audiences.
- Increased accuracy for your campaigns and contacts
- Increased coverage across all U.S. territories and Canada
When To Use Address Standardization
Address correction services are used in just about every industry. From global corporations to local nonprofits, almost every organization sends mail. To make sure your mail is delivered to the correct address in a timely manner, use an address standardization service.
Accurate Addresses For
- Mailing Campaigns
- License Renewals
- Customer Rewards
- Donation Drives
- Exclusive Discounts
- Loyalty Programs
- Rebate Offers
- Financial Information
- Legal Documents
- Membership Renewals
- Paper Billing
- Company Newsletters
- Political Messages
Address Standardization Features
CDYNE’s address standardizer includes features for every business need.
DPV Return Code System
A comprehensive return code system that confirms the existence of a specific address.
Update old rural route addresses with LACSLink Processing from USPS.
Correct business records with accurate suite information.
Features with Discounts
Qualify for additional USPS discounts with barcoding.
Intelligent Mail Barcodes™
POSTNET™ Delivery Point Barcodes
Even More Features
PAV API offers these optional features for your mailing convenience.
- Residential Delivery Indicator (RDI)
- Census Data
- Geolocation Data
- Legislative Data
- Carrier Route Codes
- P.O. Box Validation
- Batch Processing
How To Get Address Standardization For Your Business
To start increasing your efficiency and accuracy in bulk mailings, sign up for an address standardization software. Our Postal Address Verification (PAV) is easy to use and returns standardization information in minutes.
PAV is also a USPS CASS Certified™ address verification API solution. What does that mean? Simply put, it means our API scored top marks in accuracy for all of the areas below.
- ZIP+4 Correction
- Carrier Routes
- Delivery Coding
- Delivery Point Validation®
- Residential Delivery Indicator™
Your business benefits from having a verified and standardized contact database. You’ll also receive discounts in shipping, bulk mailing, and more.
Address Standardization Pricing
Pick the plan that works best for you.
No hidden fees and no long-term commitment. That’s the CDYNE difference.
- Volume-based pricing
- $0.03/transaction standard
- $9.99/month API fee
Your Plan, Your Way
We offer a variety of plans to meet your address standardization needs.
All plans include:
- Residential Delivery Indicator
- Code Documentation
- HTTPS Protocol
- Instant Address Verification
- CASS™ Certification
Custom plan packages are also available featuring volume-based discounts, varying levels of technical support, and more.
Address Standardization FAQs
Why Businesses Choose CDYNE’s Address Standardization API
CDYNE has been a trusted software solutions provider since 1999. Send your mail out quickly and reliably. We’re a premiere postal address verification provider that has serviced hundreds of companies across multiple industries. Still not convinced? That’s okay. Keep reading to find out why so many customers prefer our PAV API.
Mailing Made Easy
With volume-based pricing and customized plans, our PAV API fits every budget.
We strive to provide the best customer service— no exceptions. Read our full SLA.
Our PAV API standardizes address all across the U.S., U.S. territories, and even Canada.
Emergencies can happen at any time, so we offer emergency support.