Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing Special Requirements
Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing requires all vendors to be responsible for any cost associated with shipping their merchandise to a lab testing facility. Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing does not exempt the vendor from Neiman Marcus Direct Inner Packing and Vendor Box Packaging requirements described in our previous post.
Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing – ISTA Transit Program
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) Transit Tested Program represents certification that provides’ recognition of conformance to a standard or specification and clearly validates to all parties that requirements have been met.
Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing – Rule 181 Testing
This applies to furniture that is fully contained within a corrugated fiberboard shipping container. For further information regarding rule 181 testing click here Rule181.pdf. Multi Wall Packaging is a recommended Rule 181 testing facility. They will also be able to assist with any of your packaging needs.
Neiman Marcus Shipping Testing – Upholstery, Crated, and Palletized Furniture
Upholstery – Upholstery that is packaged utilizing stretch shrink plastic film wrap style must be ISTA lab tested and approved.
Crated – Furniture that is secured/protected all around with a wooden structure (i.e. crated).
Palletized – Furniture being shipped on a pallet.
Neiman Marcus Direct Shipping Testing prefers testing under ISTA 2A for items under 150 IBS and 2B for items over 150 IBS. Packaging will be verified to the lab testing document received from the lab. If packaging changes after testing, then retesting MUST be conducted for new packaging.
- Standard pallet size should be used. 48 inches long, 40 inches wide, and 3 to 5 inches in height.
- One distribution center per pallet.
- Store 079 and 090 should be palletized on a separate pallet.
- A pallet should not be packed taller than 6 feet high, unless the item itself exceeds 6 feet.
- The pallet must be shrink wrapped.