Spreading amazing news for the ISTA – International Safe Transit Association — They’ve created a new test in accordance with the ever-changing e-commerce market.
Helping Businesses Prepare for E-commerce Shipping
“This massive shift in the retail supply chain journey means that companies need to do more to ensure a positive experience for the end customer. Product damage during the shipping process ultimately impacts brand perception, sustainability efforts and the bottom line.” – Eric Hiser, ISTA Vice President of Standards and Certification
Key Points for the NEW ISTA Testing Protocol, the ISTA 3L GENERALIZED E-COMMERCE RETAILER FULFILLMENT TEST:
⭐ Evaluates the performance of packaged-products in retailer-controlled supply chain
⭐ Helps to mitigate damages in transit to the customer
⭐ Provides a way for product owners to prepare for hazards
Things to note: Consider ISTA 3A if shipping outside of retailer-controlled supply chain || Consider ISTA 3E if the unitized load is made up of the same packaged-products