Transit and Packaging Test


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The MTS Packaging Performance Lab is a world-class independent provider of technical services for consumer products manufacturing and distribution. Our ISTA certified labs positioned in strategic locations throughout the world enable us to maintain unparalleled response time while helping products reach their destination market intact and undamaged.

Our transit and packaged product testing services allow MTS retail customers and Amazon Sellers to deliver a cost-effective but yet well protected product and package which brings a variety of benefits to businesses, including reduced costs associated with damaged goods and product claims, improved customer satisfaction and brand image protection, and further cost savings through elimination of unneeded or excessive packaging materials.

We offer a wide variety of ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) performance testing procedures:

ISTA 1 Series: Non-Simulation Integrity Performance Tests
1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H
ISTA 2 Series: Partial Simulation Performance Tests
2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E
ISTA 3 Series: General Simulation Performance Tests
3A,3B,3E,3F,3H,3K
ISTA 4 Series: Enhanced Simulation Performance Tests
4AB
ISTA 6 Series: Member Performance Tests
6 Fedex A, 6 Fedex B, 6 Sam's Club, 6 Amazon over boxing, 6 Amazon SIOC
A through H
ISTA 7 Series: Development Tests
7A, 7B, 7C, 7D


We test a variety of packaging for products in real-life transit conditions using (but not limited to) the following simulations:

  • Vibration

  • Compression

  • Clamping

  • Drop/Impact

  • Atmospheric Conditioning

  • Bursting/Edgewise Strength for Carton Board


Running an e-commerce business?
Currently, MTS is listed on Amazon's Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) and has received all necessary Amazon issued training and is approved by Amazon to test for compliance to:

  • ISTA 6-Amazon Prep-Free Packaging (PFP)

  • Ships-In-Own-Container (SIOC)

  • Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP)

Amazon Sellers working with MTS experience industry-leading rapid testing turnaround time, competitive pricing, and unmatched responsiveness while also significantly reducing their time-to-market.

Click here to find out more about the MTS services through Amazon SPN.