PCOA - Proprietary Change of Address
Find change-of-address information beyond the USPS NCOALink® file with Proprietary Change of Address.
When people move and change addresses not everyone completes and registers this change-of-address with the USPS. Without this registration the move is not recorded in the NCOALink database, and therefore no forwarding address can be provided.
However, by using Peachtree Data’s PCOA (Proprietary Change of Address) service we can search beyond the boundaries of NCOALink alone.
The PCOA database is compiled from multiple private sources, such as magazine publishers and credit card companies. Often these companies will receive change-of-address notifications that are not reported to the USPS.
This allows you to opportunity to update your database and stay in contact with your customers who might otherwise become undeliverable records on your marketing database.
All PCOA matches are performed at the individual level only to avoid false identification. This means that your full first and last name and mailing address must match to the previous address record on the PCOA file before we consider it to be a match and can provide a new mailing address to you.
It is always recommended that you run this in conjunction with NCOALink, rather than as a standalone service. NCOALink is still the best method to capture the most moves, and is required in order to meet the USPS Move Update Requirements.
The PCOA database is updated monthly.