E-Commerce Package Testing

As e-commerce continues to grow, packaging continues to play an increasingly key role in the customer experience. E-Commerce package testing methods and solutions protect shipments across a wide range of industries and products, including Consumer Goods, Biotechnology Companies, HVAC Systems, Pharmaceutical Research, and more. Advancements in thermal packaging solutions, such as temperature assurance packaging, are designed to safely transport temperature sensitive products, including pharmaceuticals like flu vaccines, blood plasma, and other biological products. 

What is E-Commerce Package Testing?

E-Commerce package testing has evolved and risen significantly, presenting online retailers with new challenges as their packaged products are transported to their end destination. Package testing and validation protocols are critical to finding weaknesses, addressing supply chain issues, and reducing damages incurred through transit. Whether products are sold directly to the consumer or through a third-party platform or vendor, finding and simulating the shipping environment hazards products face in route to the customer can ensure that the proper packaging is in place to withstand the demands faced in distribution.

How To Test Your Packaged Product By E-Commerce Testing Protocol

The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is a member led organization committed to creating a world-class data repository to better model distribution locally, nationally, and internationally. Developing procedures and protocols, according to which packaged products are evaluated and confirmed, ISTA is revered as the certification standard for package testing for distribution. ISTA’s Testing Protocol is still a series of testing methodologies well recognized within the packaging community, including prominent e-commerce retailer Amazon.com.

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E-Commerce Packaging Design

Package design that meets the certification requirements of E-Commerce and Amazon Packaging Certification is critical to protecting against damage, reducing or mitigating waste, and improving a package’s overall cosmetic appearance. Packaging construction, markings, and ID label markings can also be designed for custom packaging shipping units. Considerations for evaluating and optimizing over-sized products against E-Commerce and Amazon network standards should also be taken into account when testing and validating packaged products for distribution.

Why Purple Diamond for E-Commerce Package Testing?

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 in obtaining certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships in Own Container (SIOC), or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP). We provide APASS services directly to vendors, sellers, or manufacturers related to package testing in compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods and packaging design to follow Amazon’s packaging guidelines.

Purple Diamond works in compliance with ISTA standards to evaluate your packaged products. Our team is committed to delivering high-quality results as we develop a comprehensive solution to your specific package testing needs. Considering the e-commerce packaging industry is booming, and is showing no signs of stopping, you should reach out to us. We are happy to form a long-term relationship with you and your business to be your sounding board as far as anything packaging goes, especially e-commerce if that is where your needs lie. Thank you for reading down this far and don’t forget that we do offer facility tours so folks can get familiar with the place. We also offer complimentary first consultation for folks just getting started with a boat load of questions. We’re here to help anyway that we can! Just reach out to us. 

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Achieving ISO 17025 Accreditation is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory testing accreditation. It confirms that the facility has management, quality, and technical systems in place to ensure accurate and reliable analyses.
ISTA is revered as the certification standard for package testing for distribution. ISTA’s Testing Protocol remains a series of testing methodologies and standards well recognized within the packaging community.
A select few companies are authorized by PHMSA as an approved third-party packaging testing laboratory in accordance with Hazardous Materials Regulations, critical to ensuring safe transport of dangerous goods.

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With over 12,000 standards globally, ASTM International’s fully transparent standards development enhances performance and confidence in consumer choices.
The Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry’s peer-reviewed standards improve production through operational methods and industry recognized best practices.

 

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

At Purple Diamond, we offer a free consultation and a guided tour of our facilities. If you’re nearby, feel free to drop by. Consultations can be done over the phone or on zoom, so choose what suits you best. To get in touch, go to our Contact Us page and fill out the form or book an appointment using the calendar below. Our goal is to assist you in any way possible, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our website contact form is located at www.purple-diamond.com/contact-us, but we promise to get back to you soon, no matter which method of communication you choose.

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