With the rapid increase of e-commerce sales worldwide, packaging is becoming more important and it has to meet the different requirements like adequate protection and cost effectiveness. At the same time, it should be easy-to-open and generate low waste.
That is why Amazon introduced the Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) concept. Amazon.com also launched E-commerce Ready Packaging (ECR), a packaging certification program to validate items that can be shipped in their own containers.
In order to ensure that all packages arrive to the customer damage-free, Amazon and ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) created the ISTA 6-Amazon protocols. All packages larger than 45x35x20 cm or greater than 9 kg and sold through Amazon need to be tested and certified through the FFP Program. Otherwise extra fees will be charged by Amazon.
Our lab is certified to ISTA 6-AMAZON.com-Over Boxing and ISTA 6-AMAZON.com-SIOC. We have 40 years’ experience in distribution package testing and can perform the tests within a short deadline.
- ISTA 1A, ISTA 1B
- ISTA 2A, ISTA 2B
- ISTA 3A, ISTA 3B, ISTA 3E
- ISTA-6 – Amazon