What is Delivery Point Validation?
Delivery point validation, also know as DPV or USPS DPV, is a USPS validation process that confirms the existence of a specific address (down to the apartment or suite number) and whether it can be delivered to or not.
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.
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.
DPV Validation Result Codes
CDYNE’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, CDYNE’s Postal Address Verification 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.