The tip test, also called the tipover test, per Amazon Ships In Own Container (SIOC) testing, is completed by using an angle-measuring device. The test procedure is to place the product on the floor in its intended shipping orientation. The product is then tilted from its vertical position to a 22 degree tip angle in one of the potentially unstable directions. If the box continues to tip and falls prior to reaching 22 degrees, then it must be allowed to fall on the floor. If it does not fall on its own once the angle reaches 22 degrees, then it should be returned to its upright position. This product should be tilted in all four potentially unstable directions. The Amazon SIOC test standard testing considers this test a shock test.
Below is an animation showing the ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC Test Block 3 tip 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 tipover testing. Let’s work together to get your product packaging approved to the Amazon SIOC requirements.
Package types associated with the Amazon Tip Test:
- Type B: Parcel delivery of individual packaged-products 50 lb. (23 kg) to less than 100 lb. (43 kg).
- Type C: Parcel delivery packaged-products 100 lb. (43 kg) or greater.
- Type D: LTL delivery of individual packaged-products less than 100 lb. (43 kg).
- 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)
You are still reading? Don’t drop the ball. Let Keystone drop your package so that you can receive the benefits of Amazon SIOC certification! Get a quote to get started.