What Does NCOA Mean? How Do I Comply?

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NCOA might sound like another vague initialism, but it's an important one. It stands for National Change of Address — a secure database that holds 160 million permanent change-of-address records. NCOA is a product of the United States Postal Service, which is better known by its own initialism, USPS. This huge database includes all the names and addresses of people who have changed their contact details over the last four years. Here's why you could benefit from this service and how to accessfalse

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Informed Visibility: An Innovative Platform From USPS

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In a fast-paced business environment, your company needs to make decisions based on the immediate information. Because of this, you must be able to provide your organization the agility to compete in an ultra-competitive business landscape. To that end, the United States Postal Service is in the process of rolling out a platform called Informed Visibility. The platform provides companies like yours the transparency and flexibility needed to effectively compete and maximize efficiency in yourfalse

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How to Calculate Postage Rates

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A first-class postage stamp cost just 3 cents in 1957 — around 16 times less than today. What gives? Yes, inflation has shot up since the '50s, but other factors influence the price of sending a letter, too.

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4 Benefits of Using myMailHouse for FinTechs

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Innovation is the lifeblood of FinTechs: using the latest technology to disrupt and evolve the finance sector, FinTechs are overseeing a financial revolution. Considering their focus on innovation, it is of some surprise that some FinTechs are still doing essential administrative tasks manually instead of using the latest tools.

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What Is the Difference Between First Class, Priority, Priority Express and Certified Mail?

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Sending mail is a major part of running a business. But it's not enough to write a great sales letter and just drop it in the mailbox. It's important to know how to send it because the service you choose will affect how much you pay and whether you know for sure it got to the recipient. So before you send the next batch of letters, find out the main differences between First Class, Priority, and Certified mail.

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How Return to Sender Affects Your Bottom Line

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Just about every business that sends direct mail will occasionally - or even frequently - get some of it back marked "return to sender." Although undeliverable mail is a common problem, it's a costly one that businesses should try to avoid. Here's what you need to know about it.

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ZIP Codes: A History

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Since 1963, mail has been zipping along its route thanks to the introduction of ZIP codes. But it hasn’t always been that way. Let's see how ZIP codes started and how they've changed over the years.

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Is the U.S. Postal service dying?

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These days you can do almost anything from home: faxing paperwork, paying bills or getting important documents in the mail quickly. With service like myMailHouse, the need to stop by your local post office has become obsolete. While the traditional role the US post office is changing, it still has a vital role to play in today's marketplace.  How Mail Has Evolved The post office has been around since the 1790s, way back when Benjamin Franklin was heavily involved in this agency. As settlersfalse

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Holy Ship! Which States Ship the Most

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"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays These couriers from the swift completion of Their appointed rounds." This is the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service, chiseled in granite gray above the entrance to the New York City Post Office on 8th Avenue. The USPS has stayed true to this mission in its nearly 240 years of service. While the use of digital platforms has Caused the amount of first class mail to dwindle, there are still many people who ship and receivefalse

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Yesterday's Mail: A Brief History of the United States Post Office

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The United States Postal Service (USPS) stops at every home in the United States six days a week. It visits 144 million households and delivers 212 billion pieces of mail every year. Making that happen is a real logistics issue – but the government didn't build the postal service overnight.

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