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Proprietary Change of Address (PCOA)

15% of Americans move each year, and 40% don’t all file a change of address with the USPS. Our PCOA processing helps identify those moves.

While 15% of the US population moves on an annual basis, 40% of movers do not file a change of address notification with the USPS.

Whether it’s a forgotten task in the chaos of a move or an attempt to not be located, the fact remains that a number of moves simply can’t be found by running the NCOALinkprocess alone.

Our Proprietary Change of Address, or PCOA, processing captures information about moves from multiple sources like magazine subscriptions, credit card companies, and a variety of other sources. This data is all combined into a master database that your list is compared to. For each match you’re provided the new address along with a variety of supplemental data like the move date and type of move.

While the most effective use of PCOA processing is to run it after our NCOALink processing on the records that NCOALink didn’t find moves for, PCOA can be run as a stand-alone process. Because PCOA doesn’t require forms or other administrative tasks before running, your list can be returned in just moments with no additional paperwork.

Proprietary Change of Address (PCOA) processing is a vital process to identify and update as many out of date mailing addresses in your list as possible. Whether you choose to run it after NCOALink processing or as a stand-alone task, PCOA processing helps ensure your list is as complete, correct, and current as possible. After you upload your list, you’ll use our intuitive point and click interface to tell us a bit about your file and check out. We’ll immediately begin matching your list against our database spanning back decades and return your updated file usually within minutes. We return key data that falls into three categories:


  1. Updated Address – For each record that matches, we provide the complete and standardized new mailing address for you to use in updating your records.
  2. Decision Making Data – Our PCOA process goes beyond providing just the new address, but also provides information about the move itself to give you information critical to making decisions about what to do with the information, such as the type and date of the move, a move confidence level, and recommended action suggestion.
  3. Supplemental Information – Go Data also supplies you with a bevy of additional information about each updated record including indicators if a property is known to be vacant, if an address is mail receiving agency, and over a dozen other useful data points.

Proprietary change of address (PCOA) pricing starts as low as $3 / thousand! Our convenient pay as you go pricing allows you to simply upload your list and pay for only the records you’re processing. The more records in your list, the less we’ll charge per record!

As with all Go Data services, you’ll enjoy the same great benefits: no software to setup or configure, no pushy sales person, and no surcharge for faster turn around time. Simply upload your list, select a few options using our intuitive site, and checkout. Once everything is in order, most lists are returned in minutes!

The best way to get a price for your job is to signup for a free, no obligation account, upload your list, and we’ll show you a straight forward price for your actual job. When you’re satisfied, simply checkout and we’ll get started right away.

Quality data. Master data management. Contact list management. Postal discount maximization. BCC Software has created Go Data to put the power to achieve those goals in the hands of every mailer, marketer, and sales professional.

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