Amazon Type A is for parcel delivery of individual packaged products that are less than 50 pounds (23 kg) and have a girth equal to or less than 165 inches (4.19 m). The shipping method for these products is the standard handling method. The standard handling method, also referenced as floor loaded, is for individual packaged-products that are received at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center with no pallet or with multiple packaged products on a single pallet and are intended to ship to the end consumer without a pallet. Type A products qualify for Amazon SIOC status and are tested based on the ISTA 6 SIOC Type A test sequence outlined below.
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Type A – Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Less Than 50 lb (23 kg)
|Sequence Number||Test Category||Test Type||Test Level||Remarks|
TEST BLOCK 1
|Temperature and Humidity||Lab ambient, 12 hours||Required|
TEST BLOCK 1
|Controlled Temperature and Humidity||Temperature and humidity chosen from chart||Optional|
TEST BLOCK 2
|Free-Fall Drop||9 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weight||Required|
TEST BLOCK 12
|Random With and Without Top Load||Overall Grms levels of 0.53 and 0.46||Required|
TEST BLOCK 15
|Free-Fall Drop||8 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weight. Includes drop on hazard||Required|
TEST BLOCK 21
|Rotational Edge Drop||9 in (230 mm)||Required for Elongated and Flat Packages|
TEST BLOCK 22
|Full Rotational Flat Drop||Varies with packaged-product dimensions||Required for Elongated and Flat Packages|
TEST BLOCK 23
|Bridge Impact||Hazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)||Required for Elongated Packages Only|
TEST BLOCK 24
|Concentrated Edge Impact||Hazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)||Required for Flat Packages Only|
TEST BLOCK 25
|Leak Test||8 hours||Required for Liquids ONLY|
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