Vendors must comply with all Universal Parks & Reports Merchandise (UPRM) carton marking and packaging requirements. Failure to properly mark cartons will result in non-compliance and remarking fees.
All corrugated cardboard shipping containers must meet minimum industry standards of ply weight, compression strength, and puncture resistance.
|ITEM||Inner Pack Qty||Master Carton Maximum|
|Large & Medium||6||6|
|Small (check with Buyer)||12-36||12-36|
|Cell Phone Cases||10||100|
*Note: The UPRM has a check digit (see line 10 on the sample purchase order). This often gets placed on master carton and inner pack labels by vendors. When the UPRM SKU and check digit is used in the UPC-A barcode format it makes the product un-scannable and will result in a charge back.
Please refer to the carton measurements chart below for appropriate sizing of your master carton and note that no individual carton may exceed 50 lbs.
Each PO may contain only one (1) carton that contains less than the master carton packing quantity and must be clearly marked with a partial carton sticker in close proximity to the master carton labels.
The following information pertains to master carton labels only. For Batch Codes/Tracking Labels required to be permanently and legibly marked on certain products and/or packaging please refer to the product approval notes for details determined in our UPRM Test Protocols.
UPRM is requiring batch code on the master carton label regardless of any requirements or lack thereof on the actual product.
The batch code format is: Vendor number - Factory ID - Month/year of manufacture.
The vendor number is your 5 digit assigned number. See your purchase order is you are unsure.
The Factory ID is the UPRM audit code for the main production facility. Do not reference any audited subcontractors used by the main factory shipping the products. The format is typically P-###. If the products are made domestically or were not developed specifically for the UPRM the Factory ID will be "003".
For the Month/Year simply use MMYY formatting. Example September 2017 is "0917".
|Apparel – One Size for All Apparel|
|T-Shirt – 48 pcs.||19"||15"||13"|
|Sweatshirt – 24 pcs.||19"||15"||13"|
|Tank Top – 48 pcs.||19"||15"||13"|
For items not listed in the above chart, the master carton may not exceed 50 lbs. or 29" x 17" x 20".
All deviations from these carton dimensions must be approved by UPRM Warehouse Management.
All merchandise must be in cartons and all cartons on pallets with criteria as follows:
Cartons must be secured to the pallet with the load properly stabilized to prevent shifting in transit. Stretch-wrapping film is a minimum requirement.