E-Commerce

Amazon APASS

Purple Diamond is a Participant in the Amazon APASS Network

Purple Diamond 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). Purple Diamond provides APASS services directly to vendors, sellers or manufacturers related to package testing in compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods & packaging design to comply with Amazon’s packaging guidelines.

Benefits of Amazon APASS Packaging Certification

  • Products-to-Packaging Ratio (FFP, SIOC)
  • Protect Against Damage (FFP, SIOC, PFP)
  • Easy-To-Open (FFP)
  • Reduce Packaging Cost (FFP, SIOC, PFP)
  • Reduce Transportation Cost (FFP, SIOC, PFP)

 

Contact Purple Diamond for information and support on Amazon Packaging Certification Guidelines
and Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier APASS Network.

Amazon Package Testing

  • Frustration Free Packaging (FFP) – is the gold standard of Amazon’s packaging certification program and provides packaging that is designed with our customers and the environment in mind. FFP certified packaging is capable of shipping in its own container in minimized, fully recyclable and easy-to-open packaging. This ensures the most optimal experience for our customers.

 

  • Ships In Own Container (SIOC) – Amazon’s second tier of certification, minimizes waste through ensuring that packaging is designed to ship without the need for an Amazon overbox. Some products require additional protection using non-recyclable packaging materials such as foams to ensure minimal damage during shipment.
  • Prep-Free Packaging (PFP) – Amazon’s third tier of certification, is designed for items that are not capable of shipping in their own container (i.e. liquid product that is not six sided) requiring and Amazon applied overbox. A certified PFP package is designed to ship effectively without the need for Amazon to apply additional prep to prevent damage of leakage.


Purple Diamond can test and certify your products as Tier 1:FFP, Tier 2:SIOC or Tier 3: PFP
without additional testing or documentation from Amazon.

To achieve certification, your products will be evaluated to meet all requirements for Packaging Certification.

 

Purple Diamond Capabilities Amazon Test List

  • SIOC- Project 6-AMAZON.COM-SIOC, Ships in Own Container (SIOC) for Amazon.com Distribution System Shipment
  • Type A- Parcel Delivery of Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, Less than 50lb (23 kg) and Girth equal or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type B– Parcel Delivery of Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 50lb (23 kg) to less than 100lb (45 kg) and Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type C– Parcel Delivery of Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 100lb (45 kg) or Greater and Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type D– Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, Less than 100lb (45 kg) or Girth greater than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type E– Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 100lb (45 kg) Greater or Girth greater than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type F– Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Pallet Handling Method
  • Type G– TV/Monitor, Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products Shipment Method, Standard Handling Method, Less than 150lb (68 kg) and Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Type H– TV/Monitor, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products, Standard Handling Method, 150lb (68 kg) or Greater or Girth greater than 165” (4.19 m)
  • Over Boxing- Project 6-AMAZON.COM-Over Boxing, e-Commerce Fulfillment for Parcel Delivery Shipment

E-Commerce Packaging Design

Purple Diamond can assist in the design of packaging that meets the certification requirements of E-commerce Packaging and Amazon Packaging Certification. Packaging can be designed to be protective against damage which is required for FFP, SIOC, and PFP certifications. Packing can be designed to reduce waste as required for FFP and SIOC certifications. The cosmetic appearance and packaging construction in addition to packaging markings and identification label marking can also be designed into the packaging shipping units. The requirements and considerations of over-sized products can be evaluated and optimized to move efficiently through Amazon distribution networks.

Purple Diamond Capabilities

  • E-Commerce Package Design
    • SIOC
    • FFP
    • PFP
    • Over Boxing
  • Product-To-Packaging Ratio
  • Recyclable Packaging Considerations
  • Easy- To-Open Package Design
  • Omni-Channel Packaging