Using Alias together with PAF® enables businesses to identify and deliver to properties that have additional address characteristics, such as a name.

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Facts and Features

  • Includes more than 3m records

  • Brings building name and number data together

  • Includes County, Delivery Point, Thoroughfare and Locality records

Five ways PAF and our additional address products can help your business

The Postcode Address File – and its complementary products – offers a host of benefits to organisations of every size and in every sector. It does so in a multitude of ways; but here are five of the most common uses.

Please note: The PAF database is delivered via a Windows based application (SetupRM.exe). If you are using a Mac or Linux/Unix based system you will need to use a machine running Windows or a Windows emulator.

Making Online Transactions Easier

Reduce abandoned baskets and expensive returns by enabling fast and accurate automatic address completion.

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Delivering Mail Efficiently

Increase addressing accuracy, leading to added efficiency, reduced returns and improved customer experience.

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Verifying Customer Identities

Verify addresses in seconds, for a better customer experience and reduce the likelihood of losses due to fraud.

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Managing Databases Effectively

Remove errors, duplicates and gaps in customer address information to ensure your records are up to date and standardised.

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Identifying Addresses in a Specific Geographic Area

Optimise route planning and select specific postcode areas to improve operational efficiency and customer targeting.

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Complementary data products

Using Alias alongside our other complementary
data products can help you get more out of PAF.

The Benefits of Alias

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