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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).

Follow Amazon’s packaging requirements for happy customers

You’re running an e-business? Then you’ll probably want to reach a wide audience. By selling your products through Amazon, for example. Their first concern: making their – and your - customers happy, of course. With packaging that’s easy to open, less wasteful and damage proof. Added bonus: if you’re compliant with their packaging requirements, Amazon will push your product to the top.

Amazon packaging requirements: Frustration-Free Packaging

Amazon will soon be enforcing their Frustration-Free Packaging guidelines. So if you want to stay one step ahead of your competition and get a high ranking for your products, it’s time to get serious about your packaging.

Need some help?as an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS), DS Smith has got you covered.

Why you need Amazon certified packaging

Increase sales

If you follow Amazon’s packaging requirements, the online retailer will push your products to the top. The result? Your sales will rise, as well.

Improve your brand image

With packaging that’s certified, you’ll receive feedback from Amazon’s most trusted reviewers.

Make your customers happy

Go for packaging that’s easy to open, readily recyclable and lab-tested to offer the best possible protection for your product

 How can you get certified? Let DS Smith do it all

Whether you’re a vendor, seller or manufacturer, you can count on DS Smith’s APASS services to test your packaging. All in compliance with Amazon’s packaging requirements.

Local service, global support

Thanks to our network of over 600 design and technical team members in 37 countries, DS Smith are perfectly placed to offer you a local service, supported by a global network of knowledge and experience.

Packaging designed by experts

Our e-commerce specialists are fully trained to help you create packaging that uses less material, is easier to open, and reduces product damage.

In line with ISTA Protocols

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.

The three-tier level of certification

So, how does the certification work? It’s a three-tier system:

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1. Prep-Free Packaging (PFP)

  • no prep required by Amazon
  • the product ships in an Amazon overbox
  • minimal damage/defect rates
  • ISTA 6- Amazon OVERBOX test compliant

2. Ships in own Container (SIOC)

  • no prep required by Amazon
  • waste reduction: the product ships without an Amazon overbox
  • minimal damage/defect rates
  • ISTA 6- Amazon OVERBOX test compliant

3. Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP)

  • no prep required by Amazon
  • waste reduction: the product ships without an Amazon overbox
  • minimal damage/defect rates
  • ISTA 6- Amazon OVERBOX test compliant

This is your best bet. Why? Because on top of the list above, it’s packaging that’s designed without plastic clamshells, wire ties, and other redundant packaging features, making it super easy to open and 100% recyclable.

It’s packaging that’s good for your customers, good for business, and good for the environment.