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Packaging and prep requirements

Follow these guidelines when you ship packages to Amazon fulfilment centre. Amazon reserves the right to return any items that are packed in a way that does not meet these requirements:

  • All individual SKU items must be contained within a single package, including multiple volume set book publications. Amazon does not accept products requiring assembly of multiple separate pieces at our dock.
  • Any FNSKU used by the seller must correspond to one unique product, including assortments that should have a unique FNSKU per assortment type.
  • All products must be labeled with one scannable FNSKU on the outside of each shippable unit of the product. Human readable UPC/ISBN/EAN numbers should be included on the label as well. The Label should be on the exterior of the product in an easily accessed and scannable location.
  • Make sure there are no multiple scannable barcodes (MSB). If there are MSB, Amazon may charge you for this defect under Label issue.
  • For FBA/box labels, make sure you use A4 size paper, the right printer and ink quality to avoid rejections or delay while in-warding at the FC.
  • If you do not have a thermal printer that can print on A4 size papers, use a LaserJet printer and make sure the quality of ink keeps the barcode intact.
  • We recommend sellers to use sticky sheets as well.so the paper quality is of high standard. In situations where you do not have access to sticky paper, make sure the FBA label is covered neatly with a transparent tape so the barcode is in good condition. Unauthorised marketing materials (for example: pamphlets, price tags, or other non-Amazon stickers) are prohibited. Amazon will not accept pre-priced labels or products.
  • Safety: You are required to use safety knives with covered blades in packing and distribution of Amazon deliveries to prevent sharp objects such as blades being accidentally left in cartons and products that are liable to cause injury to Amazon Associates or Amazon customers.
  • Sharp/Hazardous or Damage Prone Items: Amazon reserves the right to specify products needing additional protective packaging in order to preserve the integrity of the product throughout the fulfilment process. Products sensitive to dust, dirt or humidity must be protected by transparent poly bags. Any product having the following attributes delivered to the Amazon fulfilment centre with inadequate or non-compliant packaging will be refused or repackaged by Amazon at the seller's expense and may be subject to non-compliance fees.
Note: When items are purchased, they are shipped out in the packaging in which you sent them to our fulfilment centre. No additional packing is done to your products. Make sure your items are packed securely to prevent damage.

The following documents are available for you to print off and use as a quick reference when preparing your products for shipment to Amazon fulfilment centres:

  • Prep Matrix: A downloadable document providing a summary of basic prep guidelines, available for you to print off and refer to when prepping your Units for FBA shipments.

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