Amazon Package Certification Overview

Keystone Package Testing is a certified Amazon package testing lab through its APASS network. APASS was developed by Amazon to assist its sellers with achieving their Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships In Own Container (SIOC) and Prep-Free Packaging (PFP) certification. By meeting these packaging standards, Amazon sellers will significantly reduce costs and new product registration time. Keystone Package Testing assists vendors by not only providing the necessary ISTA-6 Amazon packing tests, but also assists with walking sellers through the registration process.

Below is information on each of the three programs as well as links to their specific requirements.package certification.

Tier 1 is Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP)

  • Packaging must be ISTA 6-Amazon SIOC Test Compliant by a certified lab like Keystone Package Testing 
  • The packaging should be minimal and comprised of recyclable materials 
  • Product should be easily removed from its packaging within two minutes 
  • There is no prep needed by Amazon including an Amazon box or over box 
  • There should be minimal damage rates 

Tier 2 is Ships In Own Container (SIOC)

  • Packaging must be ISTA 6-Amazon SIOC Test Compliant by a certified lab like Keystone Package Testing 
  • There is no prep needed by Amazon including an Amazon box or over box 
  • There should be minimal damage rates   

Tier 3 is Prep-Free Packaging (PFP) or Over Boxing

  • Packaging must be ISTA 6-Amazon OB Test Compliant by a certified lab like Keystone Package Testing 
  • The product is shipped in an Amazon box, but there is no other prep needed by Amazon 
  • There should be minimal damage rates 

Why is Amazon package certification so important to vendors? Here are the benefits: 

 Amazon Packaging Certification Tiers 

Benefits Tier 1: FFP Tier 2: SIOC Tier 3: PFP 
Reduction/Removal of Amazon Prep Chargebacks   
Reduced Packaging Costs     
Reduced Transportation Costs     
Additional Site Marketing      
Free Vine Enrollment      

Keystone Package Testing provides vendors with the testing to certify their products to receive the benefits of Amazon’s Packaging Certification Tiers. With significant package testing knowledge, globally-recognized accreditation, short lead times and affordable prices, Keystone Package Testing is the best Amazon package testing partner.

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