A 2005 National Customer Support Center presentation on the new ANKLink®, an enhancement to the 18-month NCOALink® product.
The collection of information on this Processing Acknowledgement Form (PAF) is required by the Privacy Act of 1974. The United States Postal Service (USPS) requires that each NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) Service Provider Licensee have a completed NCOALink MPE PAF for each of their NCOALink MPE customers prior to providing the NCOALink MPE service.
This document contains information about NCOALink® Full Service Provider Licensees.
This document provides information on licenses and supporting documents for Mail Processing Equipment for NCOALink®.
This document contains contact information for NCOALink® Certified Software Developers.
This agreement licenses the use of the NCOALink Product with Mail Processing Equipment.
This agreement governs the distribution of licensee's certified NCOALink® mail processing equipment software interface.
This agreement licenses the development of software interfaces for the NCOALink® Mail Processing Equipment.
The software agreement for NCOALink® governs the distribution of licensee's certified NCOALink® software interface.
This agreement licenses the use of the NCOALink® product to an "End User Licensee".
This agreement licenses the development of software interfaces for the NCOALink® product.
This agreement licenses the use of the NCOALink® product to a "Limited Service Licensee".
This agreement licenses the use of the NCOALink® product to a "Full Service Licensee".
Marketing contact information for certified Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) licensees.
The purpose of these performance requirements is to establish standard criteria of performance with which USPS® requires NCOALink® Limited Service Providers (“Licensees”) to comply.
This document provides information on NCOALink® Full-Service provider licensee performance requirements.
This document defines the licensee performance requirements for NCOALink® data Mail Processing Equipment.
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.
This document provides a list of service providers and contact information for NCOALink®. These providers receive 18 months of change-of-address (COA) data on a weekly basis from the USPS®. For the full 48 months of COA data refer to the NCOALink Full Service Provider Licensees.
This document provides information on the NCOALink® End User Monthly Fulfillment Schedule for EPF.
This document contains contact information for NCOALink® Licensed Interface Distributors.
This document provides information on the associated costs and fees for NCOALink®.
The Move Update standard is a means of reducing the number of mailpieces in a mailing that require forwarding or return by the periodic matching of a mailer’s address records with change-of-address orders received and maintained by the Postal Service.
The purpose of these performance requirements is to establish standard criteria of performance with which USPS® requires NCOALink® End User Licensees to comply.
The purpose of these performance requirements is to establish standard criteria of performance that USPS® requires NCOALink Software Interface Distribution Licensees to comply with.
This document provides information about the NCOALink® software developer performance requirements.
The purpose of these performance requirements is to establish standard criteria of performance that USPS requires NCOALink Software Developers (“Developers”) to comply with.
This document defines software and hardware performance requirements for NCOALink® Mail Processing Equipment.
Registration and Trademarks of USPS.
This document provides information on NCOALink® Software Interface Distribution Certification procedures.
An End User is a licensee that uses the NCOALink® Product to update mailing lists for its own mailings.
This document describes the process for a Developer to qualify for a license and certify an NCOALink software interface.
This document provides a guide for NCOALink® continuity of site certification.
This document provides NCOALink® Full and Limited Service Providers Definitions and Certification Procedures.
The following material describes the process for an Applicant to qualify for a license to distribute NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) software.
The following material describes the process for an Applicant to qualify for a license and certify an NCOALink MPE software interface.
The purpose of these performance requirements is to establish standard criteria of performance that USPS requires NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) Software Interface Distribution Licensees to comply with.
This document contains NCOALink® Data User Mail Processing Equipment Certification procedures.
An Update to the NCOALink® End User EPF Monthly Fulfillment Schedule
Primary Audience: NCOALink® Developers and Distributors
Primary Audience: NCOALink® Licensees
Attached is an updated monthly NCOALink Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF)
As a reminder, the USPS has begun the conversion of its licensed products from SHA‐1 to SHA‐256. This conversion is based on an OIG (Office of Inspector General) recommendation to transition USPS Licensed Products to a more secure algorithm to comply with current USPS security policies.
The U.S. Postal Service® has gathered some common questions asked by foreign mailers.
It has come to the attention of the USPS® that some companies that are acting as Broker‐Agents for NCOALink® services are not completing the NCOALink Processing Acknowledgement Form (PAF) accurately.
The Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) REST Web Services document has been updated to include both USPS® and Akamai server calls.
This document contains information on the Move Update standards.
Reminder! All NCOALink® MPE Data User Licensees are required to return test answer files via Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF).
A reminder for NCOALink® licenses to use current live ZIP+ 4 data when processing MPE audit decks.
This agreement licenses the use of the NCOALink® product with Mail Processing Equipment.
This document provides a licensing announcement for the updated NCOALink® MPE performance requirements.
Information as of April 19, 2016 concerning issues with the Zero Table for National Change of Address (NCOALink®) Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) Data Users.
This document provides updated MPE Testing Requirements.
Address Management provides services that enable customers to manage thequality of their mailing lists while maximizing the Postal Service's ability to efficiently deliver mail.
This document provides information on the NCOALink® Full-Service Provider Mail Processing Agent Package.
This document is a required text document for the NCOALink® Service Provider and the mailing list owner.
This document contains the specified required documents for NCOALink®.
This document contains the required text for NCOALink® Software Interface Distribution.
This document is a required text document for NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment Service Provider data users.
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).
This document is a software interface distribution required text document for NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment Licensees.
Required text document for Full and Limited Service providers of NCOALink and ANKLink.
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.
This announcement provides suggestions to assist in the presentation of names on mailing lists and mailpieces.
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.
As a reminder, all parties signing NCOALink Processing Acknowledgement Forms (PAFs) must provide a physical street address.
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.
This announcement indicates a change in NCOALink licensing fees.
This announcment indicates a change in NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment licensing fees.
Mailers who claim presorted or automation prices for First-Class Mail® or Standard Mail® must comply with the Move Update requirements using one of the approved address hygiene methods.
This document provides the weekly and monthly fulfillment for the NCOALink® product.
This presentation provides a comparison of both NCOA and ACS.
As a reminder, the Electronic Product Fulfillment (EPF) website will be migrated to a new server Saturday, March 15.
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.
The Alternative PAF renewal policy serves as an option to the existing PAF renewal policy.
This licensing announcement serves as a reminder that the EPF for Large Files beta test concludes on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
This licensing announcement covers new changes to NCOALink reporting compliance.
Effective with the March 2013 reports, the USPS® will be validating the Monthly NCOALink reports for accuracy.
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.
This licensing announcement serves as a reminder, effective January 27, most of the NCOALink licensing fees will change.
This licensing announcement serves as a reminder that the NCOALink Mail Processing Equipment (MPE) licensing fees will change on January 27, 2013.
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.
As a result of the USPS® Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 27, 2013, the NCOALink licensing fees will change.
It has been determined that delivery of NCOALink product release# 1044, that was shipped Tuesday, September 5, has been delayed.
This document contains the checklist for MPE certification approval.
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.
This document pertains to MPE Data Users; MPE Licensees who elect to return an electronic file to customers; and End Users processing in the WAN (cloud) environment.
The NCOALink® hash data product (release# 1025) contains the previous release’s data.
As a result of the USPS Domestic and International Mailing Services Price Change, effective January 22, 2012, the NCOALink® licensing fees will change.
Processing form that collects information required by each NCOALink® licensee for each of their NCOALink® customers before providing service.
Effective April 17, 2011, most of the NCOALink® licensing fees will change.
The NCOALink® data fulfillment received this week was labeled with the incorrect release number.
The notice regarding NCOALink® release number 925, which was originally sent on Thursday, May 20, has been retracted.
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.
Effective immediately, current data updates to the NCOALink® Product shall be installed no later than five (5) business days after receipt.
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.
The NCOALink® data contained in data release #897 will include fewer records due to the expired records rolling off of the database.
This is an NCOALink® Processing Acknowledgement form for the Mail Processing Agent.
The following changes were established during the NCOALink® Developer meetingheld in December 2008. These requirements should be implemented by all users byOctober 1, 2009.
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.
This document is an NCOALink® processing acknowledgement form.
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.”
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.
The NCOALink® Processing Acknowledgement Form has been updated to reflect the addition of the alternate PAF method.
This document contains the request form for the ANKLink® product.
This presentation from March 2005 National Postal Forum (NPF) on move update compliance.
This document contains announcements concerning NCOALink® product fulfillment for the week of February 18, product fulfillment schedule changes, and usage of current NCOALink PAFs.
This is an announcement concerning the centralized email account and the proper use of the term ‘Intelligent Mail®.’
This document is a Federal Register notice for NCOALink® product.