What is APASS and will Amazon accept reports from non-APASS labs?
Amazon’s Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) is a program that was initiated by, and is led by, Amazon. Questions regarding the APASS program need to be directed to Amazon at CPEXemail@example.com While there are likely business reasons for joining Amazon’s APASS, it is important to know that Amazon will accept test reports from any ISTA certified lab that is 6-Amazon.com capable. This is noted in Amazon’s APASS document with the following statement: “You are not obligated to use their services to have your product’s packaging certified.” (link to document) The APASS training focuses on personnel and is intended to establish a general understanding of how to conduct the testing protocols as well as how to interact with Amazon’s Vendor Portal. Additional information about Amazon, including APASS can be found on Amazon’s website at the following link: click here
Who determines FFP certification?
You can find lots of good information about Amazon's requirements on their website - https://www.aboutamazon.com/sustainability/packaging Specifically for FFP, you will find the criteria in the Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging Program Certification ...
What is involved in the ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC testing?
An overview of ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC can be found on ISTA.org at the following link: click here Additionally, videos of test elements being conducted can been seen on AboutAmazon.com: click here
Under which ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC test type does my packaged-product fall?
ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC Packaged-Product Test Types: Type A: Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Handling Method: Standard Handling Method Weight & Dimensions: Less than 50 lb (23 kg) & Girth equal to or less than 165” ...
I need to have my packages tested for Amazon. What do I do?
You need to contact an ISTA certified testing lab capable of performing the testing you require. To find an ISTA certified testing lab that can conduct Amazon testing requirements, see the following steps. The process begins with the Find A Lab tool ...
What is ISTA’s role in ISTA 6-Amazon.com testing?
ISTA is a not-for-profit trade association with a mission to empower organizations and their people to minimize product damage throughout distribution and optimize resource usage through effective package design. In efforts to achieve this mission ...