Direct End User (DEU)

If your organisation is intending to use our address and Postcode information – PAFMultiple Residence and Not Yet Built – for the purposes of creating addressing Solutions for use by individuals within your own organisation, you will need to become a Direct End User and the use of our data will need to be licensed.

You will need to pay Royal Mail licence fees for data supply and data use for each of our address data products. Fees are payable to Royal Mail in full every year. You will be sent a payment reminder twelve weeks before your renewal is due. To ensure that you have a continuous supply of data you will need to provide full payment and confirm that your use requirements have not changed.

 

Direct End User (DEU)

Use the interactive pricing tool below to find out more about how much it will cost you to use our address data products.

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PAF (Postcode Address File)

PAF gives you access over 30 million residential and business addresses and 1.8m UK postcodes. You can find our PAF Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These fees are for PAF only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to view diagrams.

PAF Data Supply Fees
PAF Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply Options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £640 £840
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £800 £1,050
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £960 £1,260
The Changes Package
1 Complete Edition and 3 x Quarterly Updates (Changes) £800 £1,050
1 x Complete Edition and 11 x Monthly Updates (Changes) £960 £1,260
1 x Complete Edition and Daily Updates (Changes) £2,400 N/A
4 x Quarterly Updates (Changes) – not obtainable in year one £800 £1,050
12 x Monthly Updates (Changes) – not obtainable in year one £960 £1,260
Daily Updates (Changes) – not obtainable in year one £2,400 N/A
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £320 £420
Postcode area (price is per Postcode area supplied)
Only available as 12 x Monthly Complete Editions £160 £160

PAF User Licence Fees
PAF Licence Fees
(£ excluding VAT)
Option Further
Information
Full UK Per Postcode Area
Full PAF Full PAF
User £76.00 £2.24 View Diagram
Multiple User Block £4,560 £56.00 View Diagram
Website Use £5,500 £5,500 View Diagram
Organisation Use £16,500 £16,500 View Diagram

 

Pricing Examples

Please see below some examples of how much it might cost your organisation to use PAF in the example scenarios below.

Example 1: Data Cleansing

Your company has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. You only need access to PAF for one year, and one person will be completing the work. We would recommend you take the data at least quarterly if the cleansed addresses are going to be used for mailings to make sure you have an up to date version of PAF. Therefore the cost will be:

  • Fee for one User of PAF Data: £76.00
  • Fee to download PAF quarterly: £800
  • Total cost for one year: £876.00 plus VAT

Access the Fee Reporting Rules

Example 2: Online Validation

You have an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, you want to add address validation to the new customer input form. There are 10 Users of the CRM system and you decide that you will go for monthly downloads of PAF.

  • Fee for 10 Users of PAF Data: £760 (10 x £76.00)
  • Fee to download PAF monthly: £960
  • Total cost in year one: £1,720 plus VAT

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Example 3: Online Shopping

You have built an e-commerce Website and you want to build in address validation when someone purchases a product. There will be no other Users of PAF Data, just the Website. You decide on quarterly updates of PAF received on CD.

  • Fee for use of PAF on a Website: £5,500
  • Fee to receive quarterly PAF Data on CD: £1,050
  • Total cost in year one: £6,550 plus VAT

Access the Fee Reporting Rules

MR (Multiple Residence)

Multiple Residence (MR) data can be used alongside PAF to identify dwellings that share a letterbox. You can find our MR Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These are for MR only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to view diagram.

MR Data Supply Fees
MR Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply Options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £620 £820
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £775 £1,025
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £930 £1,230
The Changes Package
1 x Complete Edition and 11x Monthly Updates (Changes) £930 £1,230
12 x Monthly Updates (Changes) – not obtainable in year one £930 £1,230
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £310 £410

MR User Licence Fees
MR Licence Fees (£ excluding VAT) Option
Full UK Postcode Area
User £9.70 £0.54
Multiple User Block £582 £13.50
Transactions (querying solely MR) £1.35 N/A
Transactions (querying both MR and PAF) £1.50 N/A
Website Use (querying solely MR) £650 N/A
Website Use (querying both MR and PAF) £6,150 N/A
Organisation Use £1,950 £1,950

 

Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use MR.

Example 1

Your End User has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. Only one User will be using the Multiple Residence (MR) data. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for one User of MR Data: £9.70 + VAT

Example 2

Your End User has an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, and they want to add address validation to the new customer input form. You decide to include both PAF and Multiple Residence (MR) data. There are 10 Users of the CRM system. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for 10 Users of PAF Data: £760 + VAT (10 x £76.00)
  • Fee for 10 Users of MR data: £97.00 + VAT (10 x £9.70)

Example 3

Your End User has built an e-commerce Website and they want to build in address validation when someone purchases a product. There will be no other Users of PAF and Multiple Residence (MR) Data, just the Website. Therefore you would need to return the following User fees back to Royal Mail using your monthly licence fee Report. Access the Fee Reporting Rules:

  • Fee for use of PAF on a Website (as Website Use licence fee): £5,500 + VAT
  • Fee for use of MR on a Website (as Website Use licence fee): £650 + VAT

NYB (Not Yet Built)

Not Yet Built (NYB) data identifies the addresses of properties and buildings under construction. You can find our NYB Data Supply and Licence fees within the tables below. These are for NYB only. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more, or click on the hyperlinks to view diagram.

NYB Data Supply Fees
NYB Data Supply Fees (£ excluding VAT) Data Supply options
Online FTP CD
The Updates Package 
2 x Half-Yearly Complete Editions £620 £820
4 x Quarterly Complete Editions £775 £1,025
12 x Monthly Complete Editions £930 £1,230
The Annual Package
1 x Complete Edition £310 £410

NYB User Licence Fees
NYB Licence Fees (£ excluding VAT) Option
Full UK Postcode Area
User £9.70 N/A
Multiple User Block £582 N/A
Organisation Use £1,950 £1,950
Website Use (querying solely NYB) £650 N/A
Website Use (querying both NYB and PAF) £6,150 N/A
Website Use (querying both NYB and MR) £1,300 N/A
Website Use (querying all of NYB, PAF and MR) £6,800 N/A

Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use MR.

Example 1

Your company, selling new carpets, wants to target newly built houses to sell your products. You decide to obtain the Not Yet Built (NYB) data to help identify target areas and be ready for when these houses are built and ready for occupation. Only one User within your organisation will use the data. You decided a one-off download of NYB data will suffice for this project.

Therefore the cost will be:

  • Fee for one User of NYB data: £9.70
  • Fee to download NYB annually: £310
  • Total cost for one year: £319.70 plus VAT

Access the Fee Reporting Rules

Example 2

You have an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, you want to add Not Yet Built (NYB) addresses to the ‘new customer’ input form so that you can process orders prior to these properties being added to PAF. There are 10 Users of the CRM system and you decide that you will go for monthly downloads of NYB.

  • Fee for 10 Users of NYB data: £97.00 (10 x £9.70)
  • Fee to download NYB monthly: £930
  • Total cost in year one: £1027.00 plus VAT

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Alias

Alias data can be used alongside PAF to identify properties that have additional address characteristics i.e. a house name. You can find our Alias Data Supply fees within the table below. Please note that your use of Alias is covered by your PAF Agreement and no additional fees are applied. Hover over the sections of the table to learn more.

Alias Data Supply Fees
Alias Data Supply Fees (£ Exc VAT) Option
Online FTP CD
Annual £64 £84
Half yearly £128 £168
Quarterly £160 £210
Monthly £192 £252

 

Pricing Examples

Please see below some example scenarios of how much it might cost your organisation to use Alias.

Example 1

Data Cleansing Your company has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. You have access to PAF for one year, and one person will be completing the work. You also want to take a copy of Alias data. We would recommend you take the data at least quarterly if the cleansed addresses are going to be used for mailings to make sure you have an up to date version of PAF.

Therefore the cost will be:

  • Fee for one User of PAF Data: £76.00
  • Fee to download PAF quarterly: £800
  • Fee for an annual download of Alias: £64
  • Total cost for one year: £940.00 plus VAT

Example 2

Online Validation You have an internal customer relationship management (CRM) system, you want to add address validation to the new customer input form. There are 10 Users of the CRM system and you decide that you will go for monthly downloads of PAF and Alias.

  • Fee for 10 Users of PAF Data: £760 (10 x £76.00)
  • Fee to download PAF monthly: £960
  • Fee to download Alias monthly: £192
  • Total cost in year one: £1,912 plus VAT

PIF (Postcode Information File)

The PIF file is used to help the barcoding of mail. Delivery point suffix (DPS) & checksum information is required to create barcodes on mail and PIF supplies these; useful if your database or PAF® product does not include it.

PIF Data Supply Fees
PIF Data Supply Fees (£ Exc VAT) Option
Online FTP CD
Annual £64 £84
Half yearly £128 £168
Quarterly £160 £210
Monthly £192 £252
Daily £480 n/a

 

Pricing Example

Please see below an example of how much it might cost your organisation to use PIF

Data Cleansing. Your company has a project to cleanse some customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. You have access to PAF for one year, and one person will be completing the work. You also want to take a copy of PIF data to add the barcoding data. We would recommend you take the data at least quarterly if the cleansed addresses are going to be used for mailings to make sure you have an up to date version of PAF.

Therefore the cost will be:

  • Fee for one User of PAF Data: £76
  • Fee to download PAF quarterly: £800
  • Fee for an annual download of PIF: £64
  • Total cost for one year: £940 + VAT

Bureau

One of the pricing options for using PAF, Multiple Residence and Not Yet Built is Bureau Services. When a database is cleansed (see Data Cleansing) and the resulting records are passed back to your client this is known as Bureau Services. There is an annual fee to provide this service as follows:

Bureau Data Supply Fees
Number of records Cleansed Option
PAF Bureau Services Licence Fee Multiple Residence Bureau Services Licence Fee Not Yet Built Bureau Services Licence Fee
Less than 1,000,000 £275 £275
(single fee payable, not dependent on number of records Cleansed)
£275
(single fee payable, not dependent on number of records Cleansed)
Between 1,000,001 – 10,000,000 £820
Between 10,000,001 – 100,000,000 £4,100
More than 100,000,001 £11,000

 

Pricing example

Please see below an example of how much it might cost your organisation to use Bureau Services.

Your organisation has a project to cleanse many of your clients customer address records which will be used for mailing purposes. Five Users will access PAF and Cleanse the data. During the course of the year you estimate your company will Cleanse between 10,000,001 – 100,000,000 records.

  • Fee for three Users of PAF Data: £228 + VAT
  • Fee for relevant band of Bureau Services: £275 + VAT
  • Total cost for one year: £503 + VAT

Other Options

To complement the PAF, MR and NYB datasets you can also buy additional address data and service options from us. These include:

When you sign-up to become a Licensee of our data products you can choose to add these additional datasets or services at that time. Some of these attract additional fees please contact us for additional information.