Status:Closed Asked:Jul 09, 2013 - 08:57 AM
Which Test Method to use for mixed/random packages in a case for Parcel Services?
Hi, I am currently working on eCommerce, and am somewhat familar with ISTA 3A test for Parcel Services. However, it seems that ISTA 3A is very good at testing for single or mutiples of the same items in a case, but not when you have a mixed or random items in a case (see attached picture). Any suggestions on what test method I can use for a random product in a case scenario? Is there a way that I can truly simulate random product being thrown into a box and going through UPS/FedEx/USPS?
Thank you so much for your help,
ISTA Procedure 3A is the best general simulation test for you to use when working with packaged-product being shipped via parcel delivery systems for both same item cases and random packouts.
Procedure 3A is designed for the evaluation of all types of packages shipped via parcel services by providing a general simulation of the actual transport hazards experienced by packaged-products in this environment. In a parcel delivery system, A 10 pound, 12" x 12" x 12" package filled with one product type will be handled the same and experience the same transport hazards as a 10 pound, 12" x 12" x 12" package filled with multiple random product types.
Source: A.J. Gruber - ISTA
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