QUESTION: What does CASS stand for?
ANSWER: CASS is a
United States Postal Service (USPS) acronym that stands for
Coding Accuracy Support System.
The term CASS is widely used by the USPS when referring
to the verification status of an address list. In order for an address
list to receive CASS certification, the list must be checked against
the USPS Address Matching System (AMS) CD-ROM, a match must be
found for each address, and the correct 11-digit Delivery Point ZIP
code and corresponding bar code must be added.
CASS is particularly important to mailers because of the difference
between "automation" and "non-automation" mailing
rates, which is about five cents per piece. For a
10,000-piece mailing, CASS certification of the address list
could save the mailer approximately $500.00.
Only addresses with
the Delivery Point ZIP code and corresponding bar code are eligible for automation
bulk mailing rates.
Citation Software offers a number of software products that do
CASS processing. To learn about them,
See also data enhancement.
See also data hygiene.
See also PAVE.