Smithers Pira joins the new Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

As of earlier this year, Smithers Pira is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS).

Designed for companies looking to distribute their products via Amazon, APASS helps 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 package testing, in compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods.

“E-commerce is projected to grow significantly over the next few years, which makes distribution testing even more critical for companies in the digital space,” said Michael Kuebler, Technical Director of Smithers Pira’s package and distribution testing lab in Lansing, Michigan. “We’re looking forward to supporting businesses that are striving to meet Amazon’s packaging requirements.”

In addition to the laboratory in Lansing, Smithers Pira has a second distribution laboratory in Leatherhead, UK, offering global expertise and a range of services. Smithers Pira delivers materials and primary pack testing, distribution testing, and consultative support for companies looking to meet regulatory requirements or resolve packaging challenges.