Rotational Flat Drop Test 

The rotational drop test, per Amazon Ships In Own Container (SIOC) testing, is completed using a measuring device and a flat rigid surface such as concrete or steel. The test is performed by raising one of the sides of the product nine inches off the ground, then releasing it quickly so that it free falls to the ground. The test sequence calls for multiple drops of the product on predetermined sides and orientations that are detailed in the standard. The Amazon SIOC test standard testing considers this test a shock test. 

Below is an animation showing the ISTA Test Block 5 and Test Block 17 rotational flat drop testing:

As an Amazon APASS approved and ISTA accredited package testing lab, Keystone Package Testing can meet all of your Amazon package testing needs including rotational flat drop testing. Let’s work together to get your product packaging approved to the Amazon SIOC requirements. 

Package types associated with the Amazon Rotational Flat Drop test: 

  • Type C: Parcel delivery packaged-products 100 lb. (43 kg) or greater. 
  • Type E: LTL delivery of individual packaged-products 100 lb. (43 kg) or greater. 
  • Type F: LTL delivery of individual palletized packaged-products. 
  • Type H: LTL delivery of individual packaged TVs and monitors that are 150 pounds (68 kg) or greater or have a girth greater than 165” (4.19 m) 

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