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1-2 Packaging Evaluation

Items sent through the mail must be packed in a way that prevents their deterioration or degradation. Large-volume mailers should test before shipping to determine their packaging's effectiveness and the product's durability.

Mailers can use the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) Test Procedure 1A to evaluate their packaging (see Appendix A). Mailers can also contact the nearest postmaster, account representative, or business mail entry manager for a review of their packaging.

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