Recently, Amazon has blown a lot of wind in the 3C category, and the UL test report has been strictly investigated. Many sellers reported that they received relevant email notifications, and because the products could not provide the UL test report within the specified time, the sales were suspended and the listing was removed from the shelves.
Judging from Amazon's actions this time, UL may become a mandatory certification for selling related products on Amazon, which may lead to the suspension of sales of goods already in overseas warehouses or FBA, which will have a huge impact on sellers of related products.
Why does Amazon require a UL test report?
The electronic products sold on the Amazon platform must meet the specified standards. If they fail to meet the standards, they will easily cause fires, explosions, etc., endangering the safety of consumers’ lives and property. Therefore, many customers’ products are removed from the shelves and their sales rights are transferred due to the lack of UL reports. In addition to other issues, malicious reports among peers will inevitably trigger audits.
The difference between UL certification and UL test report
UL certification is a voluntary certification. It needs to test the product and audit the factory. It is audited once a quarter. The cost is high, the time is long, and the factory audit is very strict.
The UL test report is based on the selection of the corresponding UL standard for the product to pass the test, and then a qualified test report is issued. The cost is low, the cycle is short, and no factory audit is required.
Test report application process
1. Fill in the UL test report application form
2. Provide UL test samples
3. Send to the testing laboratory
4. A qualified test report is issued after the test is successful
5. Provide a test report and put it on the Amazon US station
6. Approved and successfully put on the shelves
7. The test period is 5-7 working days