Last April, Micom Laboratories obtained its Amazon.com APASS package certification as part of our packaging testing offering. For qualifying for Amazon.com packaging requirements, you need to test your products to ISTA 6-Amazon.com. Amazon.com directives are aimed at minimizing product damages in distribution while minimizing the environmental impacts and the packaging being “user friendly”.
Amazon has 3 packaging tiers:
- FFP (Frustration-free packaging)
Packaging capable of shipping in its own container in minimized, fully recyclable and easy-to-open packaging.
- SIOC (ships In Own Container)
Designed to ship without an Amazon overbox or requires additional protection using non-recyclable packaging materials to ensure minimal damage.
- PFP (Prep-Free packaging)
For items not capable of shipping in their own container and therefore require an overbox. However it is designed to ship effectively without any additional prep to prevent damage or leakage.
Having your packaging qualifying to one of these tiers allows:
- Reduction/removal of Amazon prep chargebacks
- Packaging cost reductions
- Reduced inbound transportation costs
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My career has been focused on simulating real life in the lab under controlled yet accelerated conditions. My passion for lab testing lead me to start Micom Laboratories Inc. 16 years ago. Through time I made sure Micom has the necessary equipment to simulate various environmental parameters such as the sun, vibrations, heat, cold, thermal shocks and humidity. I wanted to be able to move things back and forth, apply stresses to the products and materials we test and see how they react to the various stimuli. To do so we test products and materials against known standards and specifications (certification) and in many cases by creating my own test protocols and specifications (this is the cherry on top of the sundae…). This is what led me to participate in many standards writing committees and to become chairman of some of these committees.