WHAT’S THE UPDATE?

Packaging certification is mandatory for

  • Amazon SKUs bigger than 18″ x 14″ x 8″
  • Amazon SKUs heavier than 20 lbs.

They need to be certified as ready-to-ship before August 1, 2019

Our Frustration-Free Packaging programs will help ease the transition

Risk or Reward

  • Non-compliance results in a 1.99/unit chargeback penalty
  • Early adopters will receive a $1.00/unit reward

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

Evaluate if your current packaging is already compliant

Update product info to ensure accuracy, avoid receiving exclusions

Direct fulfilment products need not align to new certifications

Hazmat products aren’t eligible for certifications

Upstart will help you make changes to meet stricter packaging requirements


KNOW YOUR CERTIFICATION TIERS


IT’S NOT AS SCARYAND RATHER EASY TO CERTIFY


WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET CERTIFIED?

Packaging sealing

  1. Seal all open edges
  2. No staples except on manufacturer glue joint
  3. Lacking tabs to be sealed with glue/tape
  4. Tightly-fitted non-metal straps permitted to provide structural integrity for bigger products
  5. Strapping multiple products not allowed

Package printing, identification, and labelling

  1. Markings and label to clearly indicate contents and handling instructions
  2. Follow all guidelines outlined in the Vendor Shipment Prep and Transportation manual




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