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Amazon SIPP (Ships in Product Packaging) Type H Package Integrity Testing

Amazon has specifically designated large TVs as part of the packaging test type H. These include individually packaged TVs and monitors that are more than 150 pounds with a girth exceeding 165 inches, shipped via less than truckload (LTL) and utilizing the standard handling method, also known as the floor-loaded method.

This method is for individually-packaged products received at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center, not on pallets or with multiple packaged products on a single pallet, and intended to ship to the end consumer without a pallet.

ISTA 6 SIPP Type H Verification Process

Type H products fall under Amazon’s SIOC (Ships In Own Container) status. These packages are tested according to the ISTA 6 SIOC Type H test sequence, developed by Amazon and the International Safe Transit Authority (ISTA).

SIOC products are not shipped in an Amazon box, aiming for a frustration-free experience. Boxes should be easy to open, with packaging designed to reduce waste and not significantly increase weight and dimensions.

Unique Classification

TVs and monitors are treated as non-fragile products by Amazon, requiring only one sample for testing. This product category was created due to the unique attributes of these products, such as inherent fragility and specific handling needs.

Overview of the ISTA-6 Type H Test Plan

The testing scope for Amazon Type H packages is distinct from other test types, encompassing various shocks, drops, compression, and vibration tests tailored for the specific requirements of large TVs and monitors.

 

Type H – LTL Delivery of Individual Packaged TV/Monitor Greater Than 150 pounds (68 kg) OR Girth Greater Than 165 inches (4.19 m)

Sequence Number

Test Category

Test Type

Test Level

Remarks

1

Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1

Temperature and Humidity

Lab ambient, 12 hours

Required

2

Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1

Controlled Temperature and Humidity

Temperature and humidity chosen from table

Optional

3

Shock TEST BLOCK 3

Tip/Tip Over

Use a 22 degree tip angle

Required for packages ≥48 in. (1.2 m)  tall and  any one base dimension < ½ the height; or for packages ≥ 30 in. (760 mm) tall and with a center of gravity vertical location > ½ the package height

4

Shock TEST BLOCK 4

Free-Fall Drop

6 drops – 18 in (460 mm) max

Required for packages =< 100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items

5

Shock TEST BLOCK 5

Rotational FLAT Drop

9 in (230 mm)

Required

6

Shock TEST BLOCK 6

Rotational EDGE Drop

9 in (230 mm)

Required

7

Shock TEST BLOCK 8

Inclined or Horizontal Impact

48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity change

Required for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)

8

Compression, Horizontal TEST BLOCK 9

Clamping Simulation

Calculated from formula Clamp in multiple orientations as directed

Required for any of the 2 axes with a width dimension >24 inches (610mm) and <75 inches (1905mm)

9

Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 10

Test in the intended shipping orientation

Calculated from formula maintain force for 1 hour

Required, Machine, or weights and load spreader

10

Vertical Vibration TEST BLOCK 13

Random With Top Load

Overall Grms level of 0.54

Required

11

Shock TEST BLOCK 16

Free-Fall Drop

6 drops – 32 in (810 mm) max

Required for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items

10

Shock TEST BLOCK 20

Inclined or Horizontal Impact

48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity change

Required for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)

12

Shock TEST BLOCK 22

Full Rotational Flat Drop

Varies with packaged-product dimensions

Required

13

Shock TEST BLOCK 24

Concentrated Edge Impact

Hazard Box dropped 16 inches (400 mm)

Required- Hazard Box to be dropped to the screen side

 

Expert Ship In Product Packaging Testing

Keystone Compliance can assist in achieving certification for your large TV or monitor package. As e-commerce package testing experts, we provide both quotes and guidance. We understand Amazon.com package testing requirements and know that ASINs can be grouped to reduce testing.

For additional resources on SIPP testing, including a free test-type calculator to help determine the most suitable test type for your product, visit our APASS Lab website. Our goal is to assist you in selecting the perfect test to guarantee your product arrives in excellent condition, providing a positive unboxing experience for your customers.

As a leader in Amazon package testing and an Amazon APASS package testing lab, Keystone Compliance offers short lead times, efficient report writing, and volume discounts. Request a quote to get your next project started!

 

For more information on SIPP testing, follow the corresponding links:

Amazon APASS-Approved SIPP Package Testing

Amazon SIPP Type A Package Testing

Amazon SIPP Type B Package Testing

Amazon SIPP Type C Package Testing

Amazon SIPP Type D Package Testing

Amazon SIPP Type E Package Testing

Amazon SIPP Type F Package Testing

Amazon SIPP Type G Package Testing