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Your source for Frustration Free Packaging

DS Smith is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS).

The APASS program was designed by Amazon to help support vendors, sellers and manufacturers to obtain certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP).   DS Smith provides APASS services directly to vendors, sellers or manufacturers related to package testing in compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods. Utilising our network of over 600 design and technical team members in 37 countries, DS Smith are perfectly placed to offer you a “glocal” service, enabling you to connect with a local contact, supported by a global network of knowledge and experience. Our e-commerce specialists have been trained in helping you to eliminate excess packaging material, delight your customers with packages that are easier to open, create less packaging waste, reduce product damage, and ship less “air”.

Our purpose built laboratory is fully ISTA 6 Amazon approved and can provide the following ISTA Protocols: 1A, 1G, 2A, 3A, 6-Amazon.com-SIOC Type A, 7D

Drop Testing  
Maximum height 2.0m 
Maximum weight  100kg
Vibration Testing   
Maximum package size 750mm x 750mm x 750mm
Maximum load 80kg
Compression Testing  
Maximum package size 1.5m x 1.5m x 2.0m
Maximum load 14tonne