Postal Routes - US Carrier Route Boundaries
Geographic boundaries for USPS mail carrier routes
Uses multiple data feeds, including USPS data, to ensure completeness.
Up to date
CASS certifiable data imported each month.
Rigorous linkage of ZIP+4 data to every US street segment.
Scores segments based on match rates and incorporates cleanly.
US Carrier Routes represent the area served by a particular USPS mail carrier.
How it works
Our strict data creation methodology and multi-step quality control process ensure that polygonal and point carrier routes are captured with precision.
- Using multiple data sources, Pitney Bowes creates boundaries that follow roads, for outstanding accuracy and visual appeal.
- This proprietary process captures residential and business routes with the resulting product being an ideal resource for direct marketers.
- A single record is created for each carrier route feature, regardless of the number of polygons that constitute it.
- Such “split routes” will still contain all the necessary information to draw each polygon. In cases of split routes, the centroid file will use the gravity center point of the carrier route. This ensures that that the centroid will reside within one of the Carrier Route polygons.
Direct mail: Save up to 40% in postage fees
When mail is presorted by carrier route, it is much cheaper and easier for the USPS to move it through the delivery system. By selecting the right Carrier Route Boundaries, businesses reduce the costs of bulk mailings, which lowers their overall marketing spend.
Notification mailings made easy
Businesses required to mail notifications to surrounding addresses rely on carrier route boundaries. Qualifying for bulk rate discounts and limiting mailings to only required addresses saves money and time.
Discover ideal locations for additional markets
Businesses replicate success by using carrier route GIS data, often with Neighborhood Boundaries, to find markets similar to those they already own.