Amazon SIPP Type H Package Testing

Amazon SIPP (Ships in Product Packaging) Type H Package Testing

Amazon has specifically designated large TVs as part of the packaging test type H. These include individually packaged TVs and monitors that are more than 150 pounds with a girth exceeding 165 inches, shipped via less than truckload (LTL) and utilizing the standard handling method, also known as the floor-loaded method.

This method is for individually-packaged products received at an Fulfillment Center, not on pallets or with multiple packaged products on a single pallet, and intended to ship to the end consumer without a pallet.

ISTA 6 SIPP Type H Verification Process

Type H products fall under Amazon’s SIOC (Ships In Own Container) status. These packages are tested according to the ISTA 6 SIOC Type H test sequence, developed by Amazon and the International Safe Transit Authority (ISTA).

SIOC products are not shipped in an Amazon box, aiming for a frustration-free experience. Boxes should be easy to open, with packaging designed to reduce waste and not significantly increase weight and dimensions.

Unique Classification

TVs and monitors are treated as non-fragile products by Amazon, requiring only one sample for testing. This product category was created due to the unique attributes of these products, such as inherent fragility and specific handling needs.

Fragile Determination

Amazon classifies TVs and monitors as non-fragile products, using only one sample for testing. Type G test method is tailored to the unique attributes of these products, considering their fragility and specific handling requirements.

Amazon SIPP Type H Pass/Fail Criteria

For its Ships in Own Container (SIOC) and Ships in Product Packaging (SIPP) programs, Amazon sets clear pass/fail criteria before testing. This preparation is a collective effort involving shippers, manufacturers, Amazon, and other parties, aimed at ensuring product and packaging integrity. Key areas of focus include:

Defining Product Damage: Establishing what constitutes unacceptable product damage after shipping.

Package Condition Post-Testing: Identifying acceptable wear and tear on the package from transit.

Damage Tolerance: Setting thresholds for allowable damage during shipping.

Product Condition Evaluation: Agreeing on how to assess the product’s condition upon arrival.

These criteria are designed to maintain Amazon’s standards for customer satisfaction, reduce transit damage, and promote sustainable packaging practices, ensuring a seamless delivery experience.

Overview of the ISTA-6 Type H Test Plan

The testing scope for Amazon Type H packages is distinct from other test types, encompassing various shocks, drops, compression, and vibration tests tailored for the specific requirements of large TVs and monitors.


Type H – LTL Delivery of Individual Packaged TV/Monitor Greater Than 150 pounds (68 kg) OR Girth Greater Than 165 inches (4.19 m)

Sequence NumberTest CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from tableOptional
3Shock TEST BLOCK 3Tip/Tip OverUse a 22 degree tip angleRequired for packages ≥48 in. (1.2 m)  tall and  any one base dimension < ½ the height; or for packages ≥ 30 in. (760 mm) tall and with a center of gravity vertical location > ½ the package height
4Shock TEST BLOCK 4Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 18 in (460 mm) maxRequired for packages =< 100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items
5Shock TEST BLOCK 5Rotational FLAT Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
6Shock TEST BLOCK 6Rotational EDGE Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
7Shock TEST BLOCK 8Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity changeRequired for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)
8Compression, Horizontal TEST BLOCK 9Clamping SimulationCalculated from formula Clamp in multiple orientations as directedRequired for any of the 2 axes with a width dimension >24 inches (610mm) and <75 inches (1905mm)
9Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 10Test in the intended shipping orientationCalculated from formula maintain force for 1 hourRequired, Machine, or weights and load spreader
10Vertical Vibration TEST BLOCK 13Random With Top LoadOverall Grms level of 0.54Required
11Shock TEST BLOCK 16Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 32 in (810 mm) maxRequired for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items
10Shock TEST BLOCK 20Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity changeRequired for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)
12Shock TEST BLOCK 22Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired
13Shock TEST BLOCK 24Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 inches (400 mm)Required- Hazard Box to be dropped to the screen side


Expert Ship In Product Packaging Testing

Keystone Package Testing can assist in achieving certification for your large TV or monitor package. As e-commerce package testing experts, we provide both quotes and guidance. We understand package testing requirements and know that ASINs can be grouped to reduce testing.

For additional resources on SIPP testing, including a free test-type calculator to help determine the most suitable test type for your product, visit our APASS Lab website. Our goal is to assist you in selecting the perfect test to guarantee your product arrives in excellent condition, providing a positive unboxing experience for your customers.

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For more information on SIPP testing, follow the corresponding links:

Amazon SIPP Type A
Amazon SIPP Type B
Amazon SIPP Type C
Amazon SIPP Type D
Amazon SIPP Type E
Amazon SIPP Type F
Amazon SIPP Type G