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326 Business–to–Business Deliverability

The final benefit to be achieved through business–to–business address standardization is deliverability of a mailpiece. Addresses that are complete and have matched the Postal Service files and/or directories have a better chance of being properly delivered. Printing complete information on a mailpiece and eliminating extraneous information that can confuse Postal Service delivery personnel or be misread by Postal Service equipment improves the ability to provide timely delivery. The industry and the Postal Service will continue to work together to explore ways to improve the processing and delivery of mail in a timely, cost–effective manner. Business–to–business address standardization is a very positive step towards improved address quality and a cost–effective operation both for the business–to–business mailer and the Postal Service.