1-2 Definitions

1-2.1 Drop Shipment

In this publication, the term “drop shipment” is generally used instead of “plant-verified drop shipment.” Drop shipments pertain to discounted mailings claimed at destination entry prices and transported by a mailer to destination Postal Service facilities. Drop shipments allow for origin verification and postage payment of shipments transported by the mailer (or third party) at the mailer’s expense, on the mailer’s own or contracted vehicle, to destination offices where the shipment is received as mail. A mailer participating in the PVDS program must comply with the standards in DMM 705.15.0.