Pre-Production Testing

All items shipped to Big Lots will have to pass quality testing. Test Results will be good for 12 months for an initial "Pass" and 6 months for a Fail followed by a "Pass".
Please Note : it is the vendor's responsibility to ensure that the product offered complies with the testing protocol defined by Biglots.
The test request form (TRF), List of Global Locations and Contacts, Grouping Form and Protocols can be found by using the below link. All vendors to request Lab for a quote on testing charges before offering any quote/ IPDS for Biglots's consideration.

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Production Testing

We will enhance our testing protocols to include production testing on selected items for orders with ship dates of May 15, 2016 or later. Consistent with industry standards, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for this testing with your nominated lab, as well as ensuring that a valid pre-production test is on file prior to production testing. Please review the included supporting materials, which outline the testing process and actions required if a product fails testing. Contact your lab directly for pricing and answers to any questions.


Big Lots requires Transit Testing for select merchandise. Please reach out to the merchant at Manttra to understand if the product offered will need to comply with ISTA requirements.
All samples submitted to BV for testing are to be managed by the vendor. Please take note on how to over pack and send samples for testing to BV.

Overpacking Instructions

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