Learn about the different prep services available for inventory you send to Amazon fulfilment centres and their associated fees.
You can use the FBA Prep Service to have Amazon properly package and prep your products for fulfilment.
FBA has Packaging and Prep Requirements for products you ship to and store in Amazon fulfilment centres. Properly packaging and preparing units helps to reduce delays in receive time, protect your products while in our fulfilment centres, and create a better customer experience.
If you decide to use the FBA Prep Service, Amazon will prepare your eligible products for a per-unit fee. To have Amazon prepare your products, you must first enable FBA Prep Services. When you send inventory to our fulfilment centres, you will be able to select whether your products will be prepared by Amazon or by you. When building your Shipping Plan, we will provide an estimate of the FBA Prep Fees based on the expected preparation services for the selected products.
To enable your FBA Prep Service, follow these steps when creating your Shipping Plan:
Once you have enabled FBA Prep Service, you will be able to select whether Amazon or you will prep each eligible product by following the steps below in the Prepare Products page of your Shipping Plan.
You can also choose who preps your products by default in your FBA settings page. Note that changing the default does not affect previously created shipments or any prep preferences you have defined for specific items.
For each eligible product listed on the Prepare Products page of the shipping workflow, under 'Who preps?' select 'Amazon' if you want Amazon to prep the product or select 'Seller' if you want to prep the product yourself. 'Amazon' will be the default selection for products with Prep Guidance.
Products without Prep Guidance may still have packaging and prep requirements. For products without Prep Guidance, Choose category will appear in the Prep Guidance column. In order for Amazon to prep these products, you must follow these steps:
If you do not take these actions, or select 'Seller' in the 'Who preps?' column, then you will be responsible for preparing these products.
After determining who preps the products, you can select whether Amazon or you will be responsible for applying labels to each unit in the Label Product page of your Shipping Plan.
You can also choose who labels your products by default in your FBA settings page. Note that changing the default does not affect previously created shipments or any label preferences you have defined for specific items.
See FBA Label Service for additional information on labeling.
|FBA Prep Activity Fees|
|Planned Fees||Unplanned Fees (Irrespective of Size)|
|Prep Activity (Per Unit Fee)||Small/ Standard||Oversize Heavy Bulky||First Infraction*||Non- Compliance**|
|Poly-Bagging||INR 3.50||INR 7.00||INR 3.50||INR 7.00|
|Bubble Wrap||INR 5.00||INR 10.00||INR 5.00||INR 10.00|
|Bagging (Opaque/Black)||INR 3.00||INR 6.00||INR 3.00||INR 6.00|
|Taping||INR 1.50||INR 3.00||INR 1.50||INR 3.00|
|Labelling||INR 1.50||INR 1.50||INR 1.50||INR 3.00|
|*First Infraction : First Instance of Unplanned Seller-ASIN combination|
|** Non-Compliance : Second and subsequent instances of Unplanned Seller-ASIN combination|
|Note: All oversize items weighing more than 30 Kg are classified as Oversize Heavy and Bulky|