Amazon Package Testing

The Compliance Management Group (CMG) is an A2LA- and ISTA-accredited laboratory that tests packages for compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods. Our Massachusetts-based test laboratories have been trusted by leading manufacturers nationwide for more than 20 years.

CMG fulfills all ISTA 6-Amazon.com package test methods covering:

Ships in Own Container (SIOC) Test Types We Cover

  • Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged Products
  • Handling Method: Standard Handling Method
  • Weight & Dimensions: Less than 50 lb (23 kg) & Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products
  • Handling Method: Standard Handling Method
  • Weight & Dimensions: 50 lb (23 kg) to Less than 100 lb (45 kg) & Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products
  • Handling Method: Standard Handling Method
  • Weight & Dimensions: 100 lb (45 kg) or Greater & Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products
  • Handling Method: Standard Handling Method
  • Weight & Dimensions: Less than 100 lb (45 kg) or Girth greater than 165’’ (4.19 m)
  • Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products
  • Handling Method: Standard Handling Method
  • Weight & Dimensions: 100 lb (45 kg) or Greater or Girth greater than 165’’ (4.19 m)
  • Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products
  • Handling Method: Pallet Handling Method Weight & Dimensions: N/A & N/A
  • TV/Monitor Product Category: TV/Monitor
  • Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products
  • Handling Method: Standard Handling Method
  • Weight & Dimensions: Less than 150 lb (68 kg) & Girth equal to or less than 165’’ (4.19 m)
  • TV/Monitor Product Category: TV/Monitor
  • Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products
  • Handling Method: Standard Handling Method
  • Weight & Dimensions: 150 lb (68 kg) or Greater or Girth greater than 165’’ (4.19 m)

Over-Boxing Test Types We Cover

CMG performs a full scope of tests to comply with ISTA 6-Amazon.com-Over Boxing requirements. This testing scope includes:

Sequence Number Test Category Test Type Test Level For ISTA Certification
1 Atmospheric Preconditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Temperature and Humidity Ambient Required
2 Atmospheric Conditioning
TEST BLOCK 1
Controlled Temperature and Humidity Temperature and Humidity chosen from chart Optional
3 Shock
TEST BLOCK 2
Drop 9 Drops Required
4 Vibration
TEST BLOCK 3
Random With Top-Load Overall Grms levels of 0.53 and 0.46 Required
5 Shock
TEST BLOCK 4
Drop 8 Drops Required
6 Integrity
TEST BLOCK 5
Leak Test 8 hours Required for Liquids ONLY

How We Work

Unlike other labs, we do more than simply pass or fail a package’s performance. During testing, our engineers proactively identify issues, share initial results, and recommend modifications or solutions to help clients achieve their testing goal(s).

This feedback and guidance during the test process is the key to completing a test program in a timely, cost-effective, and successful manner.

Our package testing process follows this sequence:

1

Discovery

We hold an initial meeting or phone call to learn about your product, its characteristics, its applications, and geographical market territory

2

Planning

We devise an estimate and test schedule to achieve your goals.

3

Testing

We conduct tests and provide daily updates, along with proactive recommendations

4

Reporting

We provide a detailed test report with results and any modifications required to pass and fulfill the test standard.

Clients Include

 
Boston Scientific
Bose
Northrop Grumman
Curtiss Wright
Hydrow
 
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