Proprietary Change of Address (PCOA)

Update your contact addresses for movers using Cleanlist's Proprietary Change of Address records.

More than 20% of movers do not fill out a change-of-address form with Canada Post. Because of this, Canada Post's NCOA records miss a significant portion of valuable movers. Cleanlist's Proprietary Change of Address service detects moves not registered with Canada Post and will help you fill in the gaps left by traditional Canada Post NCOA processing. With records dating back over 10 years and updates occurring monthly, you'll find that our PCOA service is always current.

For the best results, we recommend running our Proprietary Change of Address (PCOA) service in conjunction with our Canada Post-certified National Change of Address (NCOA) service. Our testing has shown that update rates improve by as much as 40% compared to Canada Post NCOA alone. Of course, for organizations who are unable to comply with Canada Post's NCOA data licensing restrictions, PCOA may be the only solution you need.

Your result file will contain your original input file with the new, corrected data appended to it. A summary report provides you with statistical data describing your results and a record layout defines field positioning and content.

Benefits

  1. Stay ahead of competitors by reaching movers that did not register with Canada Post.
  2. Prevent the lost revenue that occurs from losing track of customers.
  3. Increase marketing campaign ROI by improving deliverability.
  4. Improve cash flow and reduce collection costs by maintaining accurate billing records.
  5. Reduce environmental and financial costs associated with undeliverable mail.
  6. Improve the accuracy of data analysis and comparison processes.
  7. Save costs associated with return mail and manual mover tracking.

Service Channels

Full-Service
Monitoring
OnDemand
Enterprise

Match Rates

1 - 3% Range.

Match Rate Factors:

  • List age (older lists may contain more movers)
  • List type (some organizations are more likely than others to be notified directly of moves)
  • List demographics (young or low-income list less likely to update Canada Post when moving)

Related Products

Fields Appended

Field Name
Length
Description
NADD1
60
Standardized or New Address 1
NADD2
60
Standardized or New Address 2
NCITY
50
Standardized or New City
NPROV
25
Standardized or New Province
NPOSTAL
20
Standardized or New Postal Code
NCOUNTRY
30
Standardized or New Country
PN_CODE
1
PCOA Match Code:
M = Move Identified
- = No Move
PN_DATE
8
PCOA Move Date:
YYYYMMDD = Move Date

For advice, estimates, or to place an order,

call us at 1-800-454-0223 or email sales@cleanlist.ca