Smithers Pira has announced its participation in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). Designed for companies looking to distribute their products via Amazon, the APASS enables businesses to identify laboratories who are able to test and certify products as Prep-Free Packaging (PFP), Ships-In-Own-Container (SIOC) or Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) without requiring additional testing by Amazon.
Smithers Pira provides APASS services directly to vendors, sellers, or manufacturers related to packaging testing, in compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods. “We look forward to helping businesses meet Amazon’s packaging requirements – as detailed in the ISTA 6 Amazon methods,” Smithers Pira Packaging Operations Director James Raw says. “In addition to our distribution testing laboratory, we also have materials and primary pack testing facilities; overall, Smithers Pira is well-placed to provide consultative support for businesses facing problems with their packaging.”
Smithers Pira has two laboratories – located in Leatherhead, UK and Lansing, US – which provide distribution testing and consultative guidance for companies looking to meet regulatory requirements or resolve secondary packaging challenges.