Amazon SIPP (Ships in Product Packaging) Type H Package Testing

Amazon has specifically designated large TVs as part of the packaging test type H. These include individually packaged TVs and monitors that are more than 150 pounds with a girth exceeding 165 inches, shipped via less than truckload (LTL) and utilizing the standard handling method, also known as the floor-loaded method.

This method is for individually-packaged products received at an Fulfillment Center, not on pallets or with multiple packaged products on a single pallet, and intended to ship to the end consumer without a pallet.

ISTA 6 SIPP Type H Verification Process

Type H products fall under Amazon’s SIOC (Ships In Own Container) status. These packages are tested according to the ISTA 6 SIOC Type H test sequence, developed by Amazon and the International Safe Transit Authority (ISTA).

SIOC products are not shipped in an Amazon box, aiming for a frustration-free experience. Boxes should be easy to open, with packaging designed to reduce waste and not significantly increase weight and dimensions.

APASS Overview: Unique Classification

TVs and monitors are treated as non-fragile products by Amazon, requiring only one sample for testing. This product category was created due to the unique attributes of these products, such as inherent fragility and specific handling needs.

Overview of the ISTA-6 Type H Test Plan

The testing scope for Amazon Type H packages is distinct from other test types, encompassing various shocks, drops, compression, and vibration tests tailored for the specific requirements of large TVs and monitors.

Type H – LTL Delivery of Individual Packaged TV/Monitor Greater Than 150 pounds (68 kg) OR Girth Greater Than 165 inches (4.19 m)

Sequence Number Test Category Test Type Test Level Remarks
1 Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1 Temperature and Humidity Lab ambient, 12 hours Required
2 Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1 Controlled Temperature and Humidity Temperature and humidity chosen from table Optional
3 Shock TEST BLOCK 3 Tip/Tip Over Use a 22 degree tip angle Required for packages ≥48 in. (1.2 m)  tall and  any one base dimension < ½ the height; or for packages ≥ 30 in. (760 mm) tall and with a center of gravity vertical location > ½ the package height
4 Shock TEST BLOCK 4 Free-Fall Drop 6 drops – 18 in (460 mm) max Required for packages =< 100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items
5 Shock TEST BLOCK 5 Rotational FLAT Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
6 Shock TEST BLOCK 6 Rotational EDGE Drop 9 in (230 mm) Required
7 Shock TEST BLOCK 8 Inclined or Horizontal Impact 48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity change Required for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)
8 Compression, Horizontal TEST BLOCK 9 Clamping Simulation Calculated from formula Clamp in multiple orientations as directed Required for any of the 2 axes with a width dimension >24 inches (610mm) and <75 inches (1905mm)
9 Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 10 Test in the intended shipping orientation Calculated from formula maintain force for 1 hour Required, Machine, or weights and load spreader
10 Vertical Vibration TEST BLOCK 13 Random With Top Load Overall Grms level of 0.54 Required
11 Shock TEST BLOCK 16 Free-Fall Drop 6 drops – 32 in (810 mm) max Required for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items
10 Shock TEST BLOCK 20 Inclined or Horizontal Impact 48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity change Required for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)
12 Shock TEST BLOCK 22 Full Rotational Flat Drop Varies with packaged-product dimensions Required
13 Shock TEST BLOCK 24 Concentrated Edge Impact Hazard Box dropped 16 inches (400 mm) Required- Hazard Box to be dropped to the screen side

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For more information on SIPP testing, follow the corresponding links:

Amazon SIOC Type A
Amazon SIOC Type B
Amazon SIOC Type C
Amazon SIOC Type D
Amazon SIOC Type E
Amazon SIOC Type F
Amazon SIOC Type G