Test and certify
Test and certify
Certifying items with Amazon requires the packaging to pass a physical performance test. Amazon has partnered with the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to develop comprehensive test methods that accurately simulate the journey of a package through the Amazon fulfillment network. Amazon also offers the option to self-test for all packaging types.
Flexible packaging self-certifications
Items in flexible packaging are now eligible for certification! To conduct self-testing, read the Amazon packaging guidelines and watch the two videos linked below for items that are shipped in flexible packaging (i.e. bags, carton envelopes, and padded mailers).
Guidelines for Flexible SIOC packaging, including testing and certification requirements and examples
Learn how to properly label and complete the self-testing drop sequence for non-fragile and non-liquid flexible packaged ASINs.
Learn how to effectively evaluate your non-fragile flexible packaged product post-drop sequence and how to complete the test report template.
Rigid packaging self-certifications
To conduct self-testing on a non-fragile rigid product less than 50lbs, read the Amazon packaging guidelines and watch the two videos linked below: self-testing part 1 and part 2.
design criteria for our three-tiered FFP certification programmes, which include: Tier 1: FFP, Tier 2: SIOC ready-to-ship, Tier 3: Prep-Free Packaging.
Learn how to properly label and complete the self-testing drop sequence for non-fragile and non-liquid ASINs.
Learn how to effectively evaluate your non-fragile product post-drop sequence and how to complete the test report template.
Download this template and complete all fields during the self-testing process.
For additional guidance on completing the Amazon drop test report template, review this example.
Find out about the SOP for Vendors to self-test, enrol an certify ASINs; request ASIN portfolio packaging certification status; and contact Amazon with questions related to FFP certification programmes.
Amazon Packaging Lab
For fragile products that weigh less than 50lbs, the Amazon Packaging Lab is also available to all Vendors to complete the ISTA 6A testing method. Learn how to submit your products for testing at Amazon.
There are multiple third-party labs around the world that can help test and certify Vendors’ packaging as SIOC or FFP (including fragile products). Leverage a resource in the APASS network.
In addition to the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS), Vendors looking for external testing services to perform the ISTA 6-Amazon SIOC or Overboxing test methods can use the Find a Lab search tool located here.
The APASS network provides a list of companies and labs that can help test, design and supply packaging in line with Amazon’s packaging certification guidelines. All the companies on this list have received guidance from Amazon and many have worked with manufacturers to achieve packaging solutions that meet our standards.
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