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Latest USPS ACVM Data Now Available

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Posted by: Christine Amodio, Dydacomp Technical Writer and Trainercamodio2 Latest USPS ACVM Data Now Available

ACVM allows your business to avoid shipping delays due to inaccurate addresses and ensures your customers receive their orders on time. Dydacomp ACVM users should have received an email this week informing them of the new option to download the latest shipping address update from UPS.

The Dydacomp team has also sent out the ACVM data disk in the mail to ensure that all customers have access to the new shipping address information before the January data expires at the end of this month.

Don’t have ACVM module for your M.O.M. system? The Address Correction and Validation module (ACVM) will compare key-entered, imported shipping and mailing addresses against actual USPS® data. The ACVM service can be used not only on individual addresses but to validate target customer lists created in the List Management Module (LMM). There are a number of necessary expenses needed to run your business, but address correction fees should not be one of them.  Avoid shipping address issues before they arise with the Address Correction Validation Module.

The Address Correction and Validation module (ACVM) relies on verified Address Data directly from the United States Postal Service that is updated each quarter to ensure accuracy. With the click of a button, easily compare key-entered, imported shipping and mailing addresses is against actual USPS® data in real time. This comparison will help ensure that all of the addresses you send packages to are valid and accurate every time.

In today’s competitive eCommerce marketplace, let ACVM help you improve customer satisfaction and reduce address correction fees today. Don’t let your business reputation suffer when ACVM can easily increase the validity of your customer address database.

For more information about Dydacom’s ACVM module, click here. To contact sales to learn more about adding ACVM to your M.O.M. system today at (800) 858-3666 or email us at sales@dydacomp.com.

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Ensure Accurate Shipping with Address Correction Validation

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Posted by: Christine Amodio, Dydacomp Technical Writer and Trainercamodio Ensure Accurate Shipping with Address Correction Validation

Dydacomp has just mailed the most recent Address Correction Validation Module (AVCM) update so keep an eye out for the disk in the mail. All M.O.M. users with ACVM should keep an eye out for the update in the mail. The January 2012 release from the USPS will provide the most accurate addresses to date and ensure that your orders are shipping to accurate locations. These updated addresses will be valid for three months until we send out the next batch of updates in March 2012.

Address Correction Module Shipping 300x199 Ensure Accurate Shipping with Address Correction Validation

Don’t have ACVM module for your M.O.M. system? The Address Correction and Validation module (ACVM) will compare key-entered, imported shipping and mailing addresses against actual USPS® data in real time. This comparison will help ensure that all of the addresses you send packages to are valid and accurate.

Address correction fees can end up costing your business about $15 per mailing adjustment. These fees can leave you frustrated and with the decision whether your business will simply absorb the costs or charge your customer.  ACVM also allows your business to avoid shipping delays due to inaccurate addresses to ensure your customers receive their orders on time. The ACVM service can be used not only on individual addresses but to validate target customer lists created in the List Management Module (LMM). There are a number of necessary expenses needed to run your business, but address correction fees should not be one of them.  Avoid shipping address issues before they arise with the Address Correction Validation Module.

With ACVM you can:

  • Standardize Addresses for Quicker Parcel and Mail Delivery by Using USPS® Approved Abbreviations and Spellings
  • Add & Correct Zip+4 Information
  • Reduce Carrier Imposed Address Correction Charges
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Ensure Deliverability of Important Mail Such as Invoices, Statements and Renewal Notices
  • Shrink Postage and Promotion Piece or Catalog Waste Attributed to Bad Addresses
  • Maintain Vanity Addresses
  • Eliminate Unnecessary Returns and “Bad Will” Resulting From Inaccurate Data Entry and Incorrect Shipping Addresses
  • Perform Address Matching and Delivery Point Validation (DPV) Updated 6X Each Year
  • Use LMM Integration to Correct and Standardize Addresses for Mailing Campaigns

For more information about Dydacom’s ACVM module, click here. To contact sales to learn more about adding ACVM to your M.O.M. system today at (800) 858-3666 or email us at sales@dydacomp.com.

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Best Practices: Address Correction

Friday, October 10th, 2008

It seems that the cost of doing business is forever increasing. Retailers are feeling the pain most acutely in rising printing, postage and shipping costs – the staples of marketing.

Any retailer who has sought to promote their products and services via direct mail knows the arduous process: determining a budget, creating a promotional piece, selecting recipients, totaling the cost of printing and postage, estimating return on investment. When the returns for invalid addresses start pouring in, each piece has a cost attached to it and the realization of the dollars spent on mail pieces that will never be seen can be dizzying.

These costs can climb even higher when we’re talking about shipping product. Address correction fees for packages sent to undeliverable addresses can run to $15 per piece, leaving you with the choices of absorbing the cost or charging the customer – neither of which is what anyone would call a happy resolution.

The Address Correction and Validation module (ACVM) for M.O.M. allows you to compare key-entered and imported shipping and mailing addresses against actual USPS® data that is updated 6 times annually, reducing carrier imposed penalties and protecting your bottom line. The ACVM service can be used not only on individual addresses but to validate lists created in the List Management Module (LMM).

With ACVM you can:

  • Standardize Addresses for Quicker Parcel and Mail Delivery
    by Using USPS® Approved Abbreviations and Spellings
  • Add & Correct Zip+4 Information
  • Reduce Carrier Imposed Address Correction Charges
  • Improve Customer Service
  • Ensure Deliverability of Important Mail Such as Invoices,
    Statements and Renewal Notices
  • Shrink Postage and Promotion Piece or Catalog Waste
    Attributed to Bad Addresses
  • Maintain Vanity Addresses
  • Eliminate Unnecessary Returns and “Bad Will” Resulting From
    Inaccurate Data Entry and Incorrect Shipping Addresses
  • Perform Address Matching and Delivery Point Validation (DPV) Updated 6X Each Year
  • Use LMM Integration to Correct and Standardize Addresses for Mailing Campaigns
  • For more information, visit www.dydacomp.com/acvm. To learn more about the benefits of ACVM contact us today at
    (800) 858-3666, option 3 or email us at info@dydacomp.com.

    One of our Solution Specialists will be happy to answer all your questions and even generate a shipping cost savings estimate using your live shipping statistics. Be sure to ask about reduced fees for multiple year subscriptions! Or, if you currently maintain a M.O.M. support contract, you can order online today at www.dydacomp.com/orderacvm.

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    Planning & Taking Action

    Monday, March 12th, 2007

    While planning and foresight are crucial ingredients in the recipe of success for any business, there comes a point where action is necessary to make those plans real. In conversations with our own customers, we speak daily about the benefits of M.O.M. V6.0, the cost cutting achievements of ACVM’s address correction, and the power of ecommerce automation with SiteLINK. Through these exchanges we often recognize that it’s sometimes tricky for a business to jump in and make a technology change, even when the benefits are obvious.

    Last year, we found ourselves on the decision making side of the technology implementation fence as we focused on improving various segments of our own operations for us and you, our customers. After much consideration and evaluation we installed an integrated phone system and built a new SiteLINK ecommerce data center, while at the same time launching a dedicated online M.O.M forum.

    Fast forward to 2007 and we can now say that all the planning and effort was well spent. Dydacomp’s new phone system increased efficiency and resulted in a 30% decrease in departmental hold times. The construction of a new data center created greater redundancy and faster access for our SiteLINK ecommerce stores which helped our customers beat some well publicized comScore benchmarks for increased sales. And many client suggestions received through our User Forum are now part of Mail Order Manager V6.0.

    Of course there’s always more work to do. But ultimately taking action is sometimes just as important as making plans.

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