Data Processing

To make sure that you get the most out of your direct mail efforts, Negev Direct Marketing offers a wide variety of data processing services that will help lists work more effectively for you.

Merge/purge is a key part of the direct mail process. All lists ordered for your mailing go through a rigorous process of address standardization, zip correction, and de-duplication.

To further enhance your merge/purge by eliminating “nixies” (names of people who have died, changed their address, etc.), we recommend including the Negev Direct Marketing Jewish Nixie File. This file has been painstakingly compiled in order to “scratch off” the nixies from any list, thereby saving you the expense of mailing to a “bad” name.

After duplicate names, bad addresses and nixies have been identified and removed, the resulting master list is sorted for maximum postal rate discounts.

Because of the expertise and attention to detail of our computer house, you will often save more in reduced postage than this entire process costs!

Keep your list of donors and members up to date with Negev Direct’s file maintenance. File maintenance includes updating your file and producing all required reports to meet your organization’s needs. On a periodic basis (monthly, quarterly or semi-annually, depending on your needs) we will update your database using the merge/purge techniques described above. 

The result is a completely updated file on a regular schedule and the generation of all reports necessary for you to make decisions on a timely basis.

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