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Address systems and the future of the mail

  1. 1. Address Systems andthe Future of the Mail Bernard Markowicz, Ph.D Mexico City February 2011 1
  2. 2. The Dual Role of Address Systems Improve Network Enable Direct ADDRESS & Delivery SYSTEM Advertising Mail & Operations Mailing Industry• Improved addressing by customers • Increase delivery confidence• Improved delivery • Build direct mail industry• Improved mail sorting & staging • Develop intellectual capital / revenue• Delivery point sequencing • Work sharing• Change of address redirecting • Intelligent mail & future applications Results: Improved communications and trade 2
  3. 3. The Value of a Valid Postal Address is IncreasingTraditional value of standard, validated address: Reduce the number of “undeliverable as addressed” (UAA) Minimize cost of redirected, destroyed mail Enhance the average lifespan of an address (mobile society)Multiplicity of stakeholders increases the value of addresses: Increasing number of stakeholders: Cadaster, emergency management, e-gov, utilities. Increasing cost of failed postal processes (delivery, cross border returns),Integrated customer knowledge: Commerce (direct mail) is driving the value trend Drive to increase response rate (from 1% to 5%) through information integration, analytics. 3
  4. 4. Direct Mail Development Around the WorldSource: UPU Direct Mail Advisory Board 4
  5. 5. Direct Mail Represents a Significant Economic Force United States CanadaAddressed Mail Pieces; per 602 133household (2009) Direct mailPostage Generated; perhousehold (2009) $126.65(1) $124.79(2) spending willSpend on Direct Mail grow 5.8% toAdvertising per household, $351/y $195/y $47.8 billion inexcluding postage (2007) the U.S. in 2011Total revenues generated $5 595/y(3) $3 753/y(3)from Direct Mail Advertising(1) USPS Avg rate per piece = $0.21 (2) CPC Avg rate per piece = $0.94 (3) ROI = $11.73 of revenue per $1 spent; DMA 2009 5
  6. 6. The value of a single address in emerging economies is significant Sales Generated 3 Year NPV @8% Yearly $6,000.00 USA Per Estimated Address $5,000.00 Canada Capita HH sales NPV Sales per HH Income (3 years) $4,000.00 Sales per Capita $5 000 $400 $1 030 $3,000.00 $10 000 $900 $2 300 $2,000.00 $15 000 $1 475 $3 800 $1,000.00 $20 000 $2 100 $5 440 $0.00 $25 000 $2 800 $7 200 $0 $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 Yearly Income Per CapitaEstimated Yearly Sales Generated by Direct Mail (per Capita and per Household) 6
  7. 7. Developments in Direct Addressed Mail Increase Response Rate Enhanced Response Technologies Rates (%)Variable data color digital Dynamic Color w/Coupon & 16.5 Historyprinting Dynamic Color w/Purchase 6.5Data mining and profiling History B&W Dynamic w/Purchase 2.5Internet, online, web, e-mail HistoryMobile devices Color Name-Only 2CD/DVD formats Full-Color Static 1.5Digital Photography B&W Name-Only 1.5Trans-Promo 1 B&W, Static 0 5 10 15 20 7
  8. 8. Information Integration and Address Systems Improve Response Rates george@yahoo.comgbrown@hotmail.com geb@gmail.com Online Purchases From 1% to 5% Store Purchase Response Rate12045 Oak Valley RdManassas, VA 20108 Per Buyer Without Catalog With Catalog Dollars $224 $260 Sales 1.3 1.5 8
  9. 9. Trends in Information IntegrationInfo to be integrated with address Marital status & age Lifestyle information such as hobbies and past product purchases Home value & household income Language spoken in the household.Mailers (and customers) want: More targeted and personal messages Capitalize on the “mail moment” Customized coupons and mini-websites based on purchasing data Integration of email, phone and mail (catalog) (QR Code, Intelligent Mail) Tracking & measurement (Intelligent Mail) Wider sale territory 9
  10. 10. Postal Operators & Governments Must Tap into the Direct Mail Commerce Potential 1 2Encourage public-privatediscussions through industry Change of Address Addressdialogue Validation ServiceProvide address validation &change of address servicesEncourage strong customerprivacy & preference opt-in Strong Industry – Privacy PostalAdopt a “pro-commerce” Oversight Forumstance 3 4 10
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