Lumi is part of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

August 13, 2020

Lumi is now part of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). Starting today, your Lumi Membership gives you access to Experts that can help you engineer packaging that meets Amazon's packaging standards.

Amazon launched their Frustration-Free Packaging Program (FFP) in 2008 to cut down on packaging waste and shipping cost. In 2019, they started enforcing these guidelines with third-party sellers. Now, packages larger than 18" x 14" x 8" or heavier than 20 lbs are required to meet Amazon's FFP guidelines, otherwise companies are fined $1.99 per shipment.

To get your packaging Amazon Certified, Lumi can help you access ISTA 6-certified labs to test and certify your packaging under any of Amazon's three packaging tiers:

  • Prep-Free Packaging (PFP): Certifies a packaged item can ship safely in an Amazon overbox, either alone or with other products.
  • Ships in Own Container (SIOC): Certifies that a product arrives to Amazon ready to be shipped safely without an Amazon box.
  • Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP): Certifies a product Ships In Own Container (SIOC), with packaging that’s easy-to-open and recyclable.

Lumi members can request Amazon certification through Expert Services.

To go more in-depth about each of the certification tiers, visit our blog post about how Amazon's packaging strategies can save you money.

Innovative brands use Lumi to manage scalable and sustainable packaging.

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