ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC Type A
The ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC test is a standard developed to challenge the package and product to withstand transportation hazards that are typically encountered during transportation and handling of products from the vendor to Amazon.com and to the customer. The ISTA 6 Amazon SIOC Type A guidelines and requirements are as followed. Type A is for parcel delivery of individual packaged-products less than 50 lb. (23 kg).
The details of the standard were derived from studies conducted by Amazon.com and from customer feedback. Amazon package testing is specifically designed for products delivered to the Amazon.com fulfillment center and then the customer by way of parcel transportation or Less-Than-Truckload (“LTL”) shipping methods.
Amazon.com encourages its vendors who ship products in their own containers to test to ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC to understand the durability and performance of their packaging so as to reduce damages and returns.
The purpose of Type A testing is to achieve Amazon SIOC ISTA 6 package testing certification. Pass / fail guidelines are determined prior to the start of testing by the shipper, manufacturer, amazon.com and other stakeholders. The must determine the following:
- What constitutes damage to the product
- What damage tolerance level, if any, is allowable
- The correct methodology to determine product condition at the end of testing
- The acceptable package condition at the end of testing
OVERVIEW OF PROJECT 6-AMAZON.COM-SIOC
Type A – Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Less Than 50 lb (23 kg)
|Sequence Number||Test Category||Test Type||Test Level||Remarks|
TEST BLOCK 1
|Temperature and Humidity||Lab ambient, 12 hours||Required|
TEST BLOCK 1
|Controlled Temperature and Humidity||Temperature and humidity chosen from chart||Optional|
TEST BLOCK 2
|Free-Fall Drop||9 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weight||Required|
TEST BLOCK 12
|Random With and Without Top Load||Overall Grms levels of 0.53 and 0.46||Required|
TEST BLOCK 15
|Free-Fall Drop||8 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weight. Includes drop on hazard||Required|
TEST BLOCK 21
|Rotational Edge Drop||9 in (230 mm)||Required for Elongated and Flat Packages|
TEST BLOCK 22
|Full Rotational Flat Drop||Varies with packaged-product dimensions||Required for Elongated and Flat Packages|
TEST BLOCK 23
|Bridge Impact||Hazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)||Required for Elongated Packages Only|
TEST BLOCK 24
|Concentrated Edge Impact||Hazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)||Required for Flat Packages Only|
TEST BLOCK 25
|Leak Test||8 hours||Required for Liquids ONLY|
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