Any organisation that mails on a regular basis can benefit from the selection of bulk discount schemes offered by major mail carriers. Mail sent using any of these schemes (typically 4,000+ letters at once) must all conform to the criteria specified by the carrier, which includes pre-sorting, formatting and adding of barcodes and selection codes to address data prior to mailing.
Capscan’s latest version of Sortcode does just this and now supports schemes run by UK Mail, alongside support for TNT and Royal Mail. By passing on this task to the customer, carriers are able to offer significant discounts to organisations. Sortcode can also be used alongside UK Mail’s Consignor software, which is used by organisations making frequent and high volume mailings to print postage labels.
“Having your contact database populated with accurate address data is key to maximising discounts and enabling Sortcode to operate as efficiently as possible,” comments Managing Director of Capscan, Terry Hiles. “Sortcode can be used in conjunction with Capscan’s Matchcode software, which validates address data against the Royal Mail’s Postcode Address File (PAF) or D&B Business data, ensuring the data quality of the database being processed. This method gives up to an extra 30% saving, assuming 90%+ of addresses are to PAF standard.”
Capscan’s Sortcode software now supports the following mailing discount schemes from UK Mail, Royal Mail and TNT:
- UK Mail: UK Mail 1400, UK Mail 700, UK Mail 120 and UK Mail Walksort.
- Royal Mail: Mailsort 1400 (the most commonly used for standard mailings), Mailsort 700, Mailsort 120, Walksort (where mailings are concentrated to a specific area or location), Presstream and Presstream Walksort.
- TNT: Premier 1400, Premier 700, Premier 120, Premier Walksort
The new version of Sortcode is available from Capscan now.
*For further information on the kinds of discounts that can be achieved with UK Mail, Royal Mail or TNT, please visit:
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Capscan is a leading supplier of international address management solutions and data quality services. The company’s flagship product, Matchcode, is a fully functional address management system, available as a stand-alone programme for data capture, a web-based tool for online data capture and as a tool for batch cleansing of commercial databases. Capscan now supports addressing functionality for 240 countries or territories worldwide. In addition, Matchcode UK address data can be integrated with Ordnance Survey data sets to allow mapping and logistics rationalisation. Capscan is also expert in the integration of lifestyle and business data sets into address databases to support and rationalise canvassing or marketing activities throughout Europe.