NCOALINK® Service Provider


National Change of Address (NCOALINK®) Service Provider

ANCHOR has processed billions of records using the national change of address database maintained by the United States Postal Service. As a USPS® certified NCOA Link® Full Service Provider our experience and dedicated staff have the programming skills to ensure your NCOA mailing lists are always in compliance with USPS® requirements.

The USPS® awarded ANCHOR Computer its first NCOALink® Full Service Provider license. A Full Service Provider of the NCOA process provides mailers with more change of address moves and uses 48 months of up-to-date address information, versus the “Limited Service Provider” database that provides only 18 months of address information. We recommend processing through the 48-month option to provide mailers more change-of-address moves. Many companies that are NOT licensees of the USPS® offer this service, and must outsource their processing. All of our processing is done in-house, in our USPS® approved secure facility.

Benefits of Using ANCHOR NCOALink® Service

  • Access to approximately 160 million records of permanent address changes filed with the USPS®
  • Update new addresses for individual, family or businesses who moved in the last 4 years.
  • Realize a 3% – 15% delivery improvement by reducing the amount of undeliverable or delayed mail.
  • Decrease costs and increase response rates every time you mail
  • Qualify for USPS automation and presort discounts
  • Convenient and fast online processing at competitive ncoa pricing with comprehensive reports
  • NCOALink® online processing 24/7 and the process is fully automated. All processing is done in-house, in our USPS® approved and SOC SSAE 16 secure facility.
  • Dedicated customer support
  • Security. ANCHOR Computer has taken every precaution to make sure your file is secure throughout the NCOA process. Before upload, your file your NCOA mailing lists are encrypted using secure socket layer server software (SSL). Your file is then processed in our USPS® approved secure facility. Last, before your file is sent back to you, it is again encrypted using SSL software and zip passworded.
  • Privacy. ANCHOR Computer respects your right to privacy and follows the guidelines set forth by the Direct Marketing Association. ANCHOR Computer will not sell, rent, exchange or release any of the information you submit on this web site, without your permission.

The ANCHOR NCOALink® Process

  • Read the Full Service Provider Required Text Document.
  • Complete and sign an NCOALink® Processing Acknowledgement Form (PAF) and fax it to ANCHOR at 631-293-4113. You select from four different service levels – 3 hour Priority Service, Next Business Day A.M. Service, Next Business Day P.M. Service. Please contact us for custom processing for larger volumes or if these service levels do not meet your needs. The USPS® requires that processing be completed within 7 days of receipt of your files for processing unless express written consent by the file owner. An original or faxed NCOALink® Processing Acknowledgement Form must be received by ANCHOR prior toNCOALink® processing.
  • The USPS® requires a new six digit field that must be entered in the “List Owner” area called “NAICS”. Please refer to the NAICS document listing the most commonly used SIC Codes or visit, or call ANCHOR to determine your specific NAICS Code.
  • Brokers/Agents and List Administrators must check the applicable box and also complete the bottom portion of the PAF in addition to the list owner completing and signing their portion of the PAF.
  • Make sure your layouts accept the NCOALink® layout. DBF output layouts and sample reports are available for your review. Sample Fixed Field, Comma Delimited
  • Technical Information
    USPS® NCOALink® User Technical Reference
    Sample Fixed Field Output Layout
    Sample Delimited Output Layout
    Sample DBF Output Layout
    Sample Output Reports

Additional Integrated Services with  NCOALink®