Amazon Frustration Free Packaging
Before we open up this document on the testing protocols for the over boxing certification for tier three, it is important again, to point out that this type of ISTA six testing’s for the individual retailed product. Being packed in a MasterCard from Amazon to the end consumer. So this would be for sellers selling via fulfillment by Amazon, as well as for vendors wanting to certify their individually packaged products. Even further to download this overview document yourself, visit the ISTA website on www.istaorg . And click on the test procedures link, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, to where you find the ISTA six-member performance tests, header.show more
Below the heading project, six, amazon.com over boxing. eCommerce fulfillment for parcel delivery. Shipment will be a paragraph of text and beneath this, your link to the overview document overview and equipment required. Click on this link to download the document upon opening this document, you can scroll down to the second page.
Where the following information needs to be pointed out. ISTA six series tests are advanced tests and are designed to challenge the capability of the package and product to withstand transport hazards, but utilize general simulation of actual transport hazards and do not necessarily comply with carrier packaging regulations.
Then on page three, test project six, amazon.com over boxing is a general simulation test for eCommerce fulfillment in comparison to items, ready to ship in its own packaging. That is test project six, amazon.com SIOC. This kind of eCommerce fulfillment comprises an individual retail packaged product being placed into a master shipping container.
That is your over box either by itself with the addition of dun air pillows or craft paper, or with multiple individual retail packaged products with damage for shipment from Amazon.com to an end consumer through a parcel delivery system, which could include modes of air, rail, or truck, this test challenges, the packaging and or products with a primary package or transport package ability to withstand the general damage producing forces, conditions, and sequences of this environment.
We then get given explanations of the retail individual packaged product in the way off eCommerce fulfillment shipment shall be defined as any packaged product configuration where the retail individual packaged product is not intended to ship in its own shipping contain. Single or multiple retail packaged products are placed into a corrugated shipping container.
That is your over box with dunnage, for shipment to an end customer from an E retailer or distribution center. And then examples of these containers are given below in the document. There are also further definitions for you to pay attention to.
On page four, we are given the following general considerations testing can be used to evaluate the protective performance of a packaged product related to vibrations shock. And other stresses normally encountered during handling and transportation in a parcel delivery system test levels are based on general data and may not represent any specific distribution system.
The package and product are considered together and not separately. Some conditions of transit such as moisture pressure or unusual handling may not be covered. There is then a note with regards to hazardous materials.
It is then important to take note of the following, test project six, amazon.com over boxing covers. Testing of individual package products weighing 70 pounds or 32 kilograms or less. When prepared for eCommerce fulfillment by being over boxed and shipped via parcel delivery carrier, the shipper and amazon.com shall determine the following prior to testing what constitutes damage to the product will test specimen and what damage tolerance label is allowable.
If any and the correct methodology to determine product condition at the conclusion of the test and the acceptable package condition at the conclusion of the test, the acceptance criteria not meeting the criteria below will result in a failed test for the test. Specimen only product is fully functional in its intended use.
No leaks. Any Tampa evident application is not compromised. The seal integrity is intact and any secondary packaging that is considered part of the product is free from serious damage or indentations or scratching on the following page. Page five, we need to draw your attention to the following items of text. Samples should be an untested actual package and product. But if one or both are not available, the substitutes shall be as identical as possible to the actual items. The table below provides the total samples required for this test based upon test specimen, weight and product time that is non fragile or fragile.
Fragile items include such things as glass ceramics, porcelains, clay, electronics, etc, as well as liquids, in order to ensure testing in perfect condition products and packages shipped to an ISTA certified laboratory for testing shall be adequately. Overpackaged. For shipment or repackaged a new packaging at the laboratory. It is important to thoroughly document the configuration materials and construction of the test of product and package.
Significant variations performance can sometimes be caused by seemingly insignificant differences. Photo documentation is required to supplement detailed written descriptions and should include Pre test. During testing and post test images. When the outer package is a corrugated box, it is strongly recommended that the basis weights of the papers or paper boards used to make the box be determined and documented.
If the nominal basis weights change, even if the board is rated for the same performance, a retest is appropriate. And then we are shown what tests are performed on the single item and multiple item, individual retail package product. So you can be absolutely certain that your packaging will hold up against these tests before you send them out to the ISTA lab for testing sting. Pages six to nine of the document, then show what equipment will be used to perform these tests.