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Amazon Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Certified Frustration-Free Packaging vs. Traditional Packaging

The Certified Frustration-Free Package (on the left) is recyclable and comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, and wire ties. It's designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife and will protect your product as well as traditional packaging (on the right). Products with Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box.

Certified Frustration-Free Packaging means:

  • Easy-to-open
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Ships in its own package without an additional shipping box (unless it's marked as a gift)

Products in Frustration-Free Packaging are exactly the same -- we've just streamlined the packaging.

Our Work with Manufacturers and Vendors

Some manufacturers have items in packaging that already meets Frustration-Free Packaging requirements. In all cases, the packaging is verified and tested to ensure it meets our standards before being certified Frustration-Free. Vendors can sell items in Certified Frustration-Free packaging to any of their outlets--retail or ecommerce.

Giving a Gift in Frustration-Free Packaging

Frustration-Free Packages ship in their original boxes without an additional box for shipping. If you want the contents of your package to remain a surprise to the recipient, you should select the 'Gift' option during check out. Packages marked as 'Gift' (with or without gift wrap) will be sent in an additional Amazon shipping box.

Available Products in Frustration-Free Packaging

Over 200 vendors and over 70,000 products are part of the Frustration Free Packaging program worldwide. If you want to suggest other products for Certified Frustration-Free Packaging, check out our Packaging Feedback Program. You can give us feedback and upload images about orders you've placed with Amazon.com.

We'll use your feedback to improve Amazon.com's packaging and work with manufacturers to provide more items in Frustration-Free Packaging. You can access the Packaging Feedback page through "Your Account" or simply go to www.amazon.ca/packaging.

Frustration-Free Packaging and the Environment

We work directly with manufacturers to box products in Frustration-Free Packages right off the assembly lines, which reduces the overall amount of packing materials used. We don't throw away the original retail packaging and re-box items in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging before shipping them.

A product's original box often is not designed to be shipped directly to the customer. To ensure it arrives safely, we may need to place it inside another box. With Frustration-Free Packaging, the products have been designed to ship in their original containers.

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