ISTA Testing Standards Overview

The International Safe Transit Association, also known as ISTA, is the leading industry developer of test standards and design specifications that define how packages should perform. The goal is to ensure packages protect their contents during the shipping process. As a nonprofit, member-driven association it sets the standards for optimizing the resources in packages that are designed to be survivable, sustainable and successful. ISTA’s mission is to empower organizations and their people to minimize product damage throughout distribution and optimize resource usage through effective package design. Their vision is to be the leading inspiration and resource for improving our world through transport packaging globally. 

To best serve its members, ISTA helps members control costs, damage, and resources during the distribution of packaged-products by creating and publishing packaged-product test procedures, certifying packaging laboratories, packaged-products and professionals and providing education, training, and support. and ISTA have partnered to create standards specific to fulfilling Amazon’s E-Commerce needs. The two primary standards are ISTA and ISTA SIOC stands for Ships In Own Container and OB stands for Over Boxing. 

As a certified ISTA testing lab, Keystone Package Testing assists manufacturers, retailers, distributors and customers by providing the package testing they need to help ensure products purchased arrive at the customer’s location in a satisfactory condition.

Contact us to learn how we can help you streamline the package testing process and help you certify your packaging with Amazon.