1 Introduction

1-1 Overview

This publication has been developed to assist Postal Service employees in handling plant-verified drop shipments (PVDS) accepted by an origin entry office and received by a destination entry office. The procedures herein supplement the standards found in the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and establish official Postal Service policy for the handling of drop shipments for Periodicals, Standard Mail, and Package Services, including Parcel Select.