Applications/ Forms
ANKLink® Request Form

This document contains the request form for the ANKLink product.

Presentations
ANKLink®: The New Address Quality Tool

A 2005 National Customer Support Center presentation on the new ANKLink®, an enhancement to the 18-month NCOALink® product.

Fact Sheets
05/16/2019
Licensing Fees

This document contains information about licensing fees for USPS® Licensed Products.

Announcements
01/28/2019
NCOALink® Associated Costs and Fees

This document provides information on the associated costs and fees for NCOALink®.

Contact Lists
12/11/2018
NCOALink® with ANKLink® Service Providers

This document provides a list of service providers and contact information for NCOALink® with ANKLink®. These service providers have 18 months of Change-of-address (COA) data from the USPS®. In addition, they inform mailers if a move has occurred in months 19 - 48, but do not provide the new address.

Contact Lists
12/11/2018
NCOALink® with ANKLink® Service Providers

This document provides a list of service providers and contact information for NCOALink® with ANKLink®. These service providers have 18 months of Change-of-address (COA) data from the USPS®. In addition, they inform mailers if a move has occurred in months 19 - 48, but do not provide the new address.

Announcements
11/22/2017
Updated EPF Monthly Fulfillment (November 20, 2017)

An Update to the NCOALink® End User EPF Monthly Fulfillment Schedule

Announcements
07/21/2017
Announcements
02/06/2017
Updated EPF End User Monthly Fulfillment Schedule (February 6, 2017)

Attached is an updated monthly NCOALink Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)

FAQs
08/03/2016
ANKLink® FAQs

This document contains frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers for the ANKLink product.

FAQs
08/03/2016
ANKLink® FAQs

This document contains frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers for the ANKLink product.

Announcements
07/27/2016
Licensing Announcement: Updated Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Download Manager (July 27, 2016)

Download Managaer for DSF2®, DPV®, NCOALink®, SuiteLink®,  and AMS API.

Fact Sheets
06/24/2016
Licensing Announcement: Instructions on Submitting MPE Audit Test Decks for Grading

Reminder! All NCOALink® MPE Data User Licensees are required to return test answer files via Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF).

Announcements
06/14/2016
Annual Renewal Invoices on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)

As a continuous effort to streamline all of the USPS® licensed products through the utilization of the EPF website, the Licensing Department will facilitate the annual license renewal process by posting renewal invoices to EPF.

Fact Sheets
05/25/2016
Licensing Announcement: Reminder on Processing NCOALink® MPE Audit Test Decks

A reminder for NCOALink® licenses to use current live ZIP+ 4 data when processing MPE audit decks.

Announcements
05/13/2016
Licensing Announcement: Updated NCOALink® MPE Performance Requirements

This document provides a licensing announcement for the updated NCOALink® MPE performance requirements.

Announcements
04/19/2016
Licensing Announcement: Zero Table Issues

Information as of April 19, 2016 concerning issues with the Zero Table for National Change of Address (NCOALink®) Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) Data Users. 

Announcements
04/15/2016
Reminder on Updated MPE Testing Requirements

This document provides updated MPE Testing Requirements.

Announcements
01/26/2016
Licensing Announcement: Issue with Downloading Both SHA-1 and SHA-256 Products on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)

This announcement details an issue with downloading both the SHA‐1 and SHA‐256 versions of the products using the SOAP Web Services (ColdFusion).

Announcements
01/07/2016
Licensing Announcement: SHA-256 Products on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)

To comply with the recommendations from the December 2014 Office of Inspector (OIG) audit of the NCOALink® program, the USPS® will begin the transition from SHA‐1 to SHA‐256 technology as the method for data encryption.

Announcements
11/27/2015
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Name Presentation

This announcement provides suggestions to assist in the presentation of names on mailing lists and mailpieces.

Announcements
11/05/2015
Licensing Announcement: Clarification to Addresses on NCOALink® PAFs

In an effort to help clarify the PO Box address issues when the physical street is not provided or not valid on the ZIP + 4® database, this announcment provide guidelines to follow.

Announcements
09/25/2015
Licensing Announcement: Updated NCOALink® End User Monthly Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Schedule (September 2015)

Attached is an updated monthly NCOALink Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) schedule

Announcements
09/14/2015
Licensing Announcement: Addresses on NCOALink® PAFs

As a reminder, all parties signing NCOALink Processing Acknowledgement Forms (PAFs) must provide a physical street address.

Announcements
08/07/2015
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Onsite Reviews

In a coordinated effort that began in December 2014, the Licensing and Certification Department and United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) have teamed up to conduct NCOALink onsite reviews at Licensees’ site locations.

Announcements
06/02/2015
NCOALink® Pricing Letter

This announcement indicates a change in NCOALink licensing fees.

Announcements
06/02/2015
NCOALink® MPE Pricing Letter

This announcment indicates a change in NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment licensing fees.

Announcements
06/27/2014
Licensing Announcement: Updated NCOALink® End User Monthly Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Schedule (June 2014)

Since January 31, 2014, there have beenfurther modifications to the schedule in an effort to make sure the NCOALink product updates are delivered consistently in a timely manner.

Announcements
03/14/2014
Licensing Announcement: Reminder on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) Server Migration

As a reminder, the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website will be migrated to a new server Saturday, March 15.

Announcements
11/19/2013
Licensing Announcement: Reminder on NCOALink® Weekly Product Updates via Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)

This licensing announcement is a reminder that weekly product updates for NCOALink are posted each Monday.

Announcements
05/17/2013
Licensing Announcement: Reminder on Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) for Large Files Beta Test

This licensing announcement serves as a reminder that the EPF for Large Files beta test concludes on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Announcements
02/25/2013
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Reporting Requirements

Effective with the March 2013 reports, the USPS® will be validating the Monthly NCOALink reports for accuracy.

Announcements
02/25/2013
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Reporting Reminder

This licensing announcement covers new changes to NCOALink reporting compliance.

Announcements
02/22/2013
Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) for Large Files

As an effort to provide a more efficient method for USPS® product fulfillment, the USPS is seeking beta testers for a new electronic product fulfillment service.

Announcements
02/04/2013
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Barcode Placement for Flats

The USPS® has outlined guidelines regarding barcode placement on flat-sized mailpieces.

Announcements
01/11/2013
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Pricing Changes Reminder

This licensing announcement serves as a reminder, effective January 27, most of the NCOALink licensing fees will change.

Announcements
01/11/2013
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® MPE Pricing Changes Reminder

This licensing announcement serves as a reminder that the NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) licensing fees will change on January 27, 2013.

Announcements
12/07/2012
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Price Change

As a result of the USPS® Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 27, 2013, the NCOALink licensing fees will change.

Announcements
12/07/2012
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® MPE Price Change

As a result of the USPS® Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 27, 2013, the NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) licensing fees will change.

Announcements
09/07/2012
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Product Release #1044

It has been determined that delivery of NCOALink product release# 1044, that was shipped Tuesday, September 5, has been delayed.

Announcements
05/07/2012
Licensing Announcement: PAF Requirements Reminder

As a reminder, NCOALink® and FASTforward® licensees are required by their license agreements to acquire a Processing Acknowledgement Form (PAF) for each of their customers.

Announcements
04/26/2012
Licensing Announcement: Issues with NCOALink® 48-Month Hash Data

The NCOALink® hash data product (release# 1025) contains the previous release’s data.

Announcements
12/21/2011
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Price Changes

As a result of the USPS Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 22, 2012, the NCOALink® licensing fees will change.

Announcements
02/01/2011
NCOALink® Pricing Changes

Effective April 17, 2011, most of the NCOALink® licensing fees will change.

Announcements
06/30/2010
Licensing Announcement: NCOALink® Release Number 930

The NCOALink® data fulfillment received this week was labeled with the incorrect release number.

Announcements
06/28/2010
2010 NCOALink® PIT Meeting Minutes

The 2010 NCOALink PIT Meeting Minutes have been posted to the RIBBS® website under the following link: http://ribbs.usps.gov/ncoalink/documents/tech_guides/ under the filename 2010 NCOALink® PIT Conference Minutes.

Announcements
05/24/2010
Retraction Notice Regarding NCOALink® Release Number 925

The notice regarding NCOALink® release number 925, which was originally sent on Thursday, May 20, has been retracted.

Announcements
05/20/2010
NCOALink® Release Number 925

Regarding NCOALink® release number 925, there will be no additional moves out of ZIP™ codes that begin with ‘00’ and ‘33.’ This release is scheduled to be mailed the week of May 24.

Release Notes
01/04/2010
Licensing Announcement: Loading NCOALink® Updates

Effective immediately, current data updates to the NCOALink® Product shall be installed no later than five (5) business days after receipt.

Release Notes
11/20/2009
FASTforward®/LPE and NCOALink® MPE Annual Audit

Recently FASTforward®/LPE and NCOALink® MPE Data User Licensees were notified that MASS™ Cycle N has been deferred until August 1, 2011 and their MASS certification is valid through July 31, 2011.

Announcements
11/06/2009
NCOALink® Data Release #897

The NCOALink® data contained in data release #897 will include fewer records due to the expired records rolling off of the database.

Release Notes
05/04/2009
NCOALink® Enhancement Advisement

In the continuing effort to provide greater value and product improvement, the US Postal Service® is pleased to announce the enhancement of the NCOALink® product with the inclusion of approximately two million additional change-of-address records.

Release Notes
01/26/2009
2008 NCOALink® Conference Meeting Minutes and Questions & Answers

The 2008 NCOALink® Conference Meeting Minutes and Questions & Answers have been posted to the RIBBS™ website under NCOALink.

Release Notes
12/19/2008
NCOALink® Foreign Processing

The NCOALink® Full (section 4.4) and Limited Service (section 4.3) Provider License Agreements state the following: “Licensee agrees that it violates this Agreement to provide Services to an Entity located or operating outside of the Territory or using the Updated Mailing Lists outside of the Territory.”

Release Notes
11/21/2008
Reporting Compliance: NCOALink® Monthly Reports (November 21, 2008)

Sections 9.6 (Full Service Provider), 8.6 (Limited Service Provider), 8.1 (End User Mailer) and 11.4 (MPE Provider) of the NCOALink® Licensee Performance Requirements state that the monthly reports are due by the 7th calendar day of the month.

Release Notes
11/07/2008
Service Provider PAF and RTD

The NCOALink® Processing Acknowledgement Form has been updated to reflect the addition of the alternate PAF method.

Release Notes
02/15/2008
Licensing Announcement: USPS® NCOALink® Full and Limited Service Licensees

This document contains announcements concerning NCOALink® product fulfillment for the week of February 18, product fulfillment schedule changes, and usage of current NCOALink PAFs.