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Amazon partners with brands around the world to reduce brand-supplied packaging and the need for Amazon to add additional protective packaging.
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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 fulfilment network, and Amazon now offers the option to self-test.
Self- certifications
To conduct self-testing on a non-fragile product of less than 22.7 kg, read the Amazon packaging guidelines and watch the two videos linked below: self-testing part 1 and part 2.
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Amazon packaging certification guidelines
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.

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Looking to self-certify? Watch part 1: Drop test instructions
Learn how to properly label and complete the self-testing drop sequence for non-fragile and non-liquid ASINs.

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Looking to self-certify? Watch part 2: Packaging and product evaluation instructions
Learn how to effectively evaluate your non-fragile product post-drop sequence and how to complete the test report template.

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Amazon Vendor drop test report template
Download this template and complete all fields during the self-testing process.

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Amazon Vendor drop test report template example
For additional guidance on completing the Amazon drop test report template, review this example.

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Amazon Vendor enrolment and contact SOP
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 22.7 kg, the Amazon Packaging Lab is now available to all Vendors to complete the ISTA 6A testing method. Find out how to submit your products for testing at Amazon. Note: The Amazon Packaging Lab has recently moved, please find the new address in the below instructions.
Third-party certification
There are multiple third-party labs around the world that can help test and certify Vendors' packaging as SIOC or FFP. Utilise a resource in the APASS network
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ISTA certified testing labs search tool
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.

Design for packaging support

Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS)
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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