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Amazon introduced the Frustration-Free Packaging Program to eliminate waste, improve cost effectiveness for manufacturers and make packaging easier to open while ensuring that products arrive on the doorsteps of customers undamaged. In order for your products to qualify for Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging Programs, they must be certified to one of the following: Tier 1 (Frustration Free Packaging), Tier 2 (Ships-In-Own-Container) and Tier 3 (Prep-Free Packaging).

To achieve certification your products will be evaluated to: (1) meet all requirements for the corresponding standards listed in the Packaging Certification Guidelines; and (2) pass an International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) 6 Amazon SIOC test (Tier 1 or 2) or ISTA 6 Amazon Overbox (Tier 3) test with the appropriate ISTA certified equipment.

Tektronix is a member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) and has received guidance from Amazon in testing Amazon Certified Packaging.

 

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ISTA Certified Package Testing Laboratory

Tektronix is certified by the International Safe Transport Association (ISTA) to perform a variety of package and transportation tests to provide a laboratory simulation of the damage-producing forces and conditions of transport environments. Manufacturers that have their packages tested at an ISTA certified laboratory are allowed to mark their packaging with the ISTA Transit Tested Certification Mark. Tektronix is certified to perform the following tests:

1A
1A
1B
1C
1D
1E
1G
1H
2A
1A
2B
2C
3A
3AV
3B
3E
3F
3H
1A
3K
4AB
6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing
6-Amazon.com-SIOC A-H

6-FedEx-A
6-FedEx-B
6-SAMSCLUB
7D

 

ISTA 6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing Testing

This is a general simulation test for eCommerce fulfillment. In comparison to items ready to ship in its own packaging (ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC), this kind of eCommerce fulfillment comprises an individual retail packaged-product being placed into a master shipping container (Over Box) either by itself or with multiple individual retail packaged-products for shipment from Amazon.com to an end consumer through a parcel delivery system which could include air, rail, or truck travel. The test challenges the packaging and/or products, whether primary package or transport package, ability to withstand the general damage-producing motions, forces, conditions and sequences of this environment. 

PDF: ISTA 6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing Overview

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Package Testing Services

Which Package Tests Do I Need?

To determine which tests are appropriate for your package system, you will need to consider a combination of factors including regulatory requirements, applicable standard(s) or test procedures, mode of transport, type and category of product in the container, size and shape of the container, and the container material make up.

Testing your packaging before it goes to your customers can save you money, reduce your liability, and increase your credibility and professionalism with your clients. Tektronix serves leading companies and government agencies with a wide array of package testing services, including:

  • Bounce
  • Compression, Machine
  • Compression, Dead Weight
  • Drop Test
  • Vehicle Simulation
  • Fragility
  • Storage Test
  • Thermal Shipper Validation
  • Shipping
  • Label Rub & Peel
  • Stacking
  • Vibration (sinusoidal/random)
ISTA Certified Package Testing 

Tektronix testing services labs are ISTA certified to perform a variety of tests. 

Boston (Billerica), Massachusetts
Wayne, New Jersey
Chicago (Addison), Illinois

ISO 17025 Certified Testing Services 

Tektronix is certified by A2LA  as an ISO 17025 Accredited laboratory. View Certificate...