Are You Ready For The End Of Invalid Excluded Addresses?

Since Canada Post first introduced Point of Call Address Data (PoCAD) for generating Statement of Accuracy (SOA) reports in January 2011, they have allowed a transition period in which mailers have had the opportunity to clean up suite-related data deficiencies. Canada Post did this so that mailers didn’t find themselves faced with sudden drops in their address accuracy scores due to the use of better reference data.

During the transition period, addresses which don’t meet the standards for PoCAD reference data have been allowed to pass, as long as they meet the standards for the traditional (so-called “PCAD”) reference data.

The transitional period for residential apartment addresses expired on January 12, 2012. In response to pressure from mailers, Canada Post extended the transitional period for large urban business addresses with suite numbers until January 2013.

The invalid excluded address transition period will be ending in only five months. If you still have addresses that are being classified by nCode as “Invalid Excluded” (status code=”NX”) then you need to start working on cleaning up those addresses. Once the transition period ends, these addresses will start to count against your overall address accuracy score, which could put your Statement of Accuracy report in jeopardy.

If you have questions about the invalid excluded transition period or about how nCode can help you to resolve your invalid excluded addresses, let us know. We’re here to help!

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