What is Error 80040419 : The sort failed because there are no more unique mailpiece sequence numbers for your Mailer ID ?


 Error:  The sort failed because there are no more unique mailpiece sequence numbers for your Mailer ID.

Please select a later mailing date or obtain another Mailer ID
Cause 

The USPS requires that sequence numbers remain unique for 45 days. When the Sequence mail pieces parameter is set to Automatic, the Bulk Mailer system keeps track of the date and the sequence numbers used. The program also looks for a continuous sequential block of numbers large enough for all the records that are being sorted; if it does not find a large enough block of sequential numbers available, it will produce this error.  

Note: Bulk Mailer does not allow sequence numbers to be reused for 90 days.

Resolution

Obtain another Mailer ID to use until the current Mailer IDs sequence numbers are released for re-use. Once a second mailer ID is obtained through the Business Customer Gateway, create a second permit by making a copy of the current one, and use the new Mailer ID in that one.

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How to request an additional Mailer ID

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What is Error: 80040421 quadient/satori architect server ?

Error: 80040421 – Unable to allocate any sequence numbers

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When running a mail sort, the following error occurs: 
           80040421 – Unable to allocate any sequence numbers
Cause 

The USPS requires that sequence numbers remain unique for 45 days. When the Sequence mail pieces parameter is set to Automatic, the Bulk Mailer system keeps track of the date and the sequence numbers used. The program also looks for a continuous sequential block of numbers large enough for all the records that are being sorted; if it does not find a large enough block of sequential numbers available, it will produce this error.  
Note:  Satori Architect and Office do not allow sequence numbers to be reused for 120 days from the mailing date specified in the sort settings.
Resolution

Obtain another Mailer ID to use until the current Mailer ID’s sequence numbers are released for re-use. Once a second Mailer ID is obtained through the Business Customer Gateway, create a second permit by making a copy of the current one, and use the new Mailer ID in the second permit.

More Information
How to request an additional Mailer ID

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Zip Code Polygon Areas ZCTA5 – USPS/Census EDDM

This article is an open conversation regarding the public data information and the difficulty to get them.

What is EDDM ? Use Every Door Direct Mail® (EDDM®) services to promote your small business in your local community. If you’re having a sale, opening a new location, or offering coupons, EDDM can help you send postcards, menus, and flyers to the right customers. Use the EDDM Online Tool to map ZIP Code(s) and neighborhoods—even filter by age, income, or household size1 using U.S. Census data.

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Context : USPS announced the split of the 72712 zip code here

My client is using mapbox boundaries to map the different zip code area and help customers to pick and choose the routes. After a sharp and quick exchange with the customer support, I was left on my own I quote

Oct 29, 2:10 PM PDT
Hi David – I’m not able to help with that, as that involves a third party data source. Best of luck to finding the data you need, and let me know if you have any Mapbox-specific questions!

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Where to find the data ZCTA5 polygon information ?

1 free resource census.gov . After exchanging with the census customer support, I was told that the zip code tabulation data are updated every 10 years. Lucky for my customer only 1 more year to wait. However our biggest customer is complaining to get this issue resolved as soon as possible

Solution

Sniffing/hacking the geo data from usps web interface as follow

https://eddm.usps.com/eddm/customer/routeSearch.action

Direct Mailing CASS and NCOA

NCOA and CASS Certification

NCOA is a database maintained by the U.S. Postal Service of all individuals and companies who completed a Change of Address form in the previous four years.

Over 40 million Americans change their address each year. Outdated address information or address information that was not entered correctly, or is not in the correct USPS format are a major cause of undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mail.

This can lead to wasted resources and missed revenue when your mailings are not being received by your intended audience.

An NCOA update can reduce undeliverable and duplicate mail pieces by identifying incorrect addresses and correcting them prior to mailing.

National Change of Address (NCOALink) is a secure dataset of approximately 160 million permanent change-of-address (COA) records consisting of the names and addresses of individuals, families and businesses who have filed a change-of-address with the USPS”. [USPS] The USPS offers licenses for Interface Developers and Interface Distributors and all NCOALink interfaces are USPS certified. There are six licenses available including Full Service Providers (48 months) and Limited Service Providers (18 months). To obtain bulk mail rates, NCOALink is required, as it reduces the number of “undeliverable-as-addressed” mailpieces, saving money and reducing the USPS’s processing of this type of mail.

The Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS)

CASS certification is offered by the USPS to all mailers, service bureaus, and software vendors that would like to evaluate the quality of their address-matching software and improve the accuracy of their ZIP+4, carrier route, and five-digit coding. When choosing a vendor to process your mail, you want to make sure they are CASS certified. CASS Certification must be renewed annually with the USPS to meet current CASS Certification cycle requirements.

For more information on CASS Certification, visit the address management section of the USPS web site. CASS software will correct and standardize addresses. It will also add missing address information, such as ZIP codes, cities, and states to ensure the address is complete. Any mailing claimed at an automation rate must be produced from address lists properly matched and coded with CASS-certified address matching methods.