Amazon Frustration Free Packaging
So what exactly are the tests that are done for transporting your product in the correct and approved packaging? Well, Amazon says that tests must be conducted according to the international safe transit association test methods, is to six amazon.com ships own container used for tier one frustration free packaging.show more
And tier two ships and earn container testing or ISTA six, amazon.com over boxing method used for tier three prep free packaging. These ISTA six amazon.com tests were developed by ISTA in cooperation with Amazon and have been designed as simulations. That challenge the capability of the package and product to withstand common transport Condition.
In short, what this means is that Amazon and ISTA will drop your package product, toss it around a bit cetera, to ensure that the packaging holds up and your product doesn’t get broken or damaged in the process. The two test methods mentioned beforehand are summarized even further as follows the project six, amazon.com ships and own container for amazon.com distribution system shipment.
Project six, amazon.com is a general simulation test for ships and own container packaged products shipped through Amazon’s distribution system to final customer destinations. This test is for packaged products, shipped by vendors to amazon.com for fulfillment centers and delivered to final customer destinations via parcel or less than truckload, outbound shipment methods.
It challenges the capability of both package and product to withstand transport hazards normally encountered during handling and transportation, amazon.com vendors with items intended to utilize ships and own container are encouraged to use this test to understand the protective performance of their packaging.
The ISTA six ships and own container test involves a free fall drop test. And vibration testing to imitate the supply chain demand test for the likelihood of damage project six, amazon.com over boxing, eCommerce fulfillment for parcel delivery shipment, project six, amazon.com over boxing is a general simulation test for eCommerce fulfillment in comparison to items, ready to ship in its own packing.
Which was the test project, six, amazon.com ships and own container we discussed earlier, this kind of eCommerce fulfillment comprises an individual retail packaged product weighing 70 pounds or 32 kilograms or less being placed into a master shipping container, which is the over box either by itself with the addition of damage such as air pillows, etc.
Or with multiple individual retail packaged products with damage for shipment, from amazon.com to an end consumer through a parcel delivery system. This test challenges, the packaging and or products with a primary package or transport package ability to withstand the general damage producing motions, forces, conditions, and sequences of this environment.
Now we will be going through each of these two documents in more detail in the coming section. But for now, another thing for you to bear in mind are the package size categories. Packaging testing varies depending on the size of the item. Being tested packages within Amazon are separated into three categories based on dimensions and weight per region oversized.
Standard and tier three, let’s look at the chart Amazon provides for us so we can see what they mean in the first section. The oversized, these are parcels that would need to be registered for tier one frustration, free packaging or tier two ships and own container certifications. The weight is for products.
That are greater than 50 pounds or 23 kgs or any dimension that is greater than 108 inches or 274 centimeters or greater than 165 inches in girth. The testing procedures are ISTA six, amazon.com, ships and own container for product types, B to type F the test samples require. One non fragile and one fragile.
The second category is for standard. And here again, it is for tier one frustration, free packaging or tier two ships and own container certifications. These offer package products that are less than 50 pounds or 23 kgs and are greater than or equal to six inches by four inches by 0.375 inches. The longest dimension cannot exceed 108 inches.
This is for north America. For Europe. These are for packages that are greater than 203.2 millimeters by 119.9 millimeters by 9.5 millimeters. The longest dimension cannot be greater than 274 centimeters. The testing procedures are, is to six amazon.com ships and own container for type a product categories. The test samples required one for non fragile and five for fragile.
Then there have a set for televisions, which if you are selling televisions on Amazon and you do need to certify them for frustration free packaging, you can refer back to this video and the table. For the details. We are gonna skip ahead to the bottom, which is the tier three prep free packaging category.
Now this is for products that are less than 50 pounds or 23 kgs and less than six inches by four inches by 0.375 inches for north America and less than 203.2 millimeters by 119.9 M. Find 9.5 millimeters for Europe. The testing procedures are the ISTA six, amazon.com over boxing and the test samples required are two, if the product is non fragile and five, if the product is fragile.