BFPO Postcode Data

By using BFPO together with PAF® businesses can provide goods and services to more than 100,000 British forces personnel serving overseas.

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Facts and Features

  • Available as an option to extract from PAF

  • Reach more than 100k overseas personnel, and their families

  • Functions in the same way as PAF data

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.

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 BFPO Postcode data alongside our other complementary
data products can help you get more out of PAF.

It's easy and affordable to use our addressing products

A wide range of cost-effective licensing options are available, starting from as little as £2.18 per postcode area. You can also source PAF data directly from Royal Mail, or talk to a Solutions Provider. Just choose the option that’s right for you.

Find a ready made solution

Royal Mail licences the use of our database to a number of organisations who create ready-made PAF solutions.

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Use PAF data yourself

If you have the necessary programming skills in-house, you can develop your own PAF solutions.

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Become a licensed solutions provider

We licence the use of PAF to a number of organisations who create PAF-based addressing solutions.

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The Benefits of BFPO

Discover more about the benefits of BFPO.

Supports service personnel abroad

Opens up commercial opportunities

Ensures accurate delivery of mail


15,000 unrequired PO Box addresses removed from the Postcode Address...

We recently completed an exercise to establish which PO Box addresses are no longer required by customers. Customers were given the opportunity to review their PO Box address needs and … read more

The February statistics for the Postcode Address File (PAF®) are...

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