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ISTA 6-Amazon.com-SIOC 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. 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. The 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.

OVERVIEW OF PROJECT 6-AMAZON.COM-SIOC

Type A – Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Less Than 50 lb (23 kg)

Sequence NumberTest CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from chartOptional
3Shock
TEST BLOCK 2
Free-Fall Drop9 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weightRequired
4Vibration
TEST BLOCK 12
Random With and Without Top LoadOverall Grms levels of 0.53 and 0.46Required
5Shock
TEST BLOCK 15
Free-Fall Drop8 Drops – height varies with packaged-product weight. Includes drop on hazardRequired
6Shock
TEST BLOCK 21
Rotational Edge Drop9 in (230 mm)Required for Elongated and Flat Packages
7Shock
TEST BLOCK 22
Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired for Elongated and Flat Packages
8Shock
TEST BLOCK 23
Bridge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Elongated Packages Only
9Shock
TEST BLOCK 24
Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 in (400 mm)Required for Flat Packages Only
10Integrity
TEST BLOCK 25
Leak Test8 hoursRequired for Liquids ONLY

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