Do you need help complying with Amazon’s new packaging requirements?

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Need help complying with Amazon Packaging Certification by August 1st, 2019?

The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech is qualified to certify your packaging, and we can do it faster than any other lab out there!

To lower packaging waste and reduce its environmental footprint, Amazon has introduced the:
Frustration Free Packaging (FFP) Program.

To ensure that all packages arrive to the customer without any damages, Amazon has partnered with the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) to develop a comprehensive pre-shipment testing program.  As of August 1st, 2019, all of your company’s packages must pass these tests in order to avoid paying extra fines and fees to Amazon.

To provide an incentive for companies to adopt the FFP, Amazon announced the Vendor Incentive Program. As part of the Vendor Incentive Program, all packages larger than 18″ x 14″ x 8″ or greater than 20 lbs and sold through Amazon need to be certified through the FFP program (either Tier 1 – FFP or Tier 2 -SIOC) by August 1, 2019.

Vendors who achieve certification before the deadline will receive an early adopter credit! However, any vendor using packages that are not FFP certified will be charged extra fees by Amazon.

More information about the Vendor Incentive Program can be found by clicking the links herein.

Virginia Tech is certified to conduct all ISTA Amazon testing including: Project 6- Amazon – SCIO (A-G) and Project 6 – Over-boxing! Due to their extensive experience in distribution and protective packaging, our faculty and staff are also qualified to help improve your packaging so that it will pass the applicable Amazon testing!

Our lab’s  turnaround time is only 2-3 days. Thus we can help you get certified FAST.

Schedule your testing today!

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The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at Virginia Tech has been educating professionals on how to design sustainable pallet and packaging solutions for more than 40 years. Our Center is actively involved in multiple ASTM, ISO, and ANSI working groups and committees to include the latest research information into the existing testing standards. For more information visit our website or call us any time at (540) 231-7107.