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AMAZON's APASS Network for Packaging Services

UL Solutions is a member of Amazon’s APASS network serving vendors, sellers and manufacturers for testing and certification of their products to Amazon’s Packaging Programs.

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UL Solutions is a member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network and an ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) certified test laboratory. That means we can perform testing and certification of product packaging used by suppliers and intermediaries to the ISTA 6 Amazon Test Protocol, which evaluates whether a package and product can withstand the distribution hazards typically encountered during handling and transportation.

APASS and ISTA 6 Amazon Testing

The Amazon APASS Network was created by Amazon to help vendors, sellers and manufacturers to obtain certification of their products as either Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP).

UL Solutions is a member of the APASS network, as a Packaging Test Laboratory, that serves vendors, sellers or manufacturers with testing and certification of products to Amazon’s Packaging Certification requirements, including the ISTA 6 Amazon SIOC test (Tier 1 or 2) or ISTA 6 Amazon Overbox (Tier 3) test with the appropriate ISTA certified equipment.

UL Solutions’ global network of laboratories in the U.S., Europe and China are all approved to provide APASS services to package testing in compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods.

How UL Solutions packaging testing helps your business

Driven by the growth of e-commerce, the complexity of global supply chains and changing consumer preferences, product packaging, for everything from consumer goods to food and medical supplies, has become critical to delivering quality, safe products to market.

According to Statista, a provider of global business data, in 2020, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to $4.28 trillion dollars (USD) and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to $5.4 trillion dollars (USD) in 2022. However, maintaining the cost effectiveness of packaging while simultaneously ensuring the integrity and sustainability of packaging can be a challenge.

This makes packaging an even more essential element, because the correct packaging streamlines the fulfillment process, helps ensure that the product arrives to the consumer intact, builds brand trust and may encourage repeat purchases.

This is why more brands, manufacturers and suppliers are in search of global partners with the expertise, the knowledge and the network to provide them with the most suitable and the most convenient packaging solutions for their products.

UL Solutions has expertise in certifying packaging to ISTA standards. In addition to our Amazon package testing and ISTA package testing, we offer a wide portfolio of services and solutions for the quality, chemical safety and sustainability of your packaging and products

UL Solutions Retail Center of Excellence in Arkansas, USA

Our global network of laboratories offers robust services to help manufacturers, retailers, brands and suppliers verify compliance with packaging for safety, sustainability and performance. Watch this video recorded in our new Retail Center of Excellence in Lowell, AR, to discover how we can help you evaluate the quality and compliance of packaging and labeling of consumer products.

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