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Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging Vendor Incentive and Punishment

2019-04-17


According to retail giant Amazon (Amazon) in the fourth quarter of 2018, global official announcement: 

·To encourage early adoption, eligible items certified prior to the deadline will receive a one time credit payment of $1.00 per received unit for all newly certified eligible products until deadline.

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·All eligible products that are not certified as Tier 1 – FFP or Tier 2 – SIOC will be issued a chargeback of $1.99 per received unit beginning August 1, 2019 in NA and October 1, 2019 in the EU.

 

For packaging that completes testing and certification for the period from September 17, 2018 to July 31, 2019, Amazon offers a one-time 1.0-dollar reward for each package. Amazon fined each item for packaging that failed to complete the test and certification and for packaging that exceeded the breakage rate in actual execution $1.99


Project 6-AMAZON.COM is appropriate for eight (8) different types of packaged-products designated Types A through H below. The different types are a combination of four (4) packaged-product criteria: Amazon.com Outbound Shipment Method, Amazon.com Fulfillment Center Handling Method, Packaged-Product Weight, and Product Category. See Definitions below for an explanation of packaged-product types and other terms used in this document.

 

Packaged-Product Test Types

·Type A:

Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Standard Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: Less than 50 lb (23 kg) & Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)

·Type B:

Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Standard Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: 50 lb (23 kg) to Less than 100 lb (45 kg) & Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)

·Type C:

Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Standard Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: 100 lb (45 kg) or Greater & Girth equal to or less than 165” (4.19 m)

·Type D:

Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Standard Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: Less than 100 lb (45 kg) or Girth greater than 165’’ (4.19 m)

·Type E:

Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Standard Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: 100 lb (45 kg) or Greater or Girth greater than 165’’ (4.19 m)

·Type F:

Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Pallet Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: N/A & N/A

· Type G: TV/Monitor

Product Category: TV/Monitor

Shipment Method: Parcel Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Standard Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: Less than 150 lb (68 kg) & Girth equal to or less than 165’’ (4.19 m)

· Type H: TV/Monitor

Product Category: TV/Monitor

Shipment Method: Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Delivery of Individual Packaged-Products

Handling Method: Standard Handling Method

Weight & Dimensions: 150 lb (68 kg) or Greater or Girth greater than 165’’ (4.19 m)

 

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