Some manufacturers now label their products with Transparency 2D barcodes to track their inventory and ensure its authenticity in a better way. Your Transparency-enabled products for sale on Amazon must be appropriately labelled with Transparency codes. The Transparency-enabled ASINs that you source from vendors must also include Transparency codes.
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Transparency 2D barcodes are affixed to the outer packaging of each individual unit of the product. Generally, it is square in shape and printed in black and white. For example:
The Transparency code is a unique alphanumeric identifier for each unit of a product. This can be available in 2 formats. It can be a 26 digit, alphanumeric identifier beginning with AZ: or ZA: (e.g. AZ:L1Z2H38F4C5Q6R7E5K6Z1C2K3E; total length is 29 characters). It could also be a Serialised Global Trade Item Number or SGTIN (e.g. 0100376204200301214P1OZMT7D8B81EMF4WW4; total length is 38 characters).
You can scan the codes by using a 2D barcode scanner or 2D data matrix barcode scanner mobile application. You can find examples of 2D barcode scanners by doing a quick search on the Internet using the keyword "2D barcode scanner". You can find examples of 2D data matrix barcode scanner mobile applications by searching for "2D barcode scanner" in your mobile app store.
You can identify Transparency-enabled items in two ways:
Transparency-enrolled ASINs are highlighted with a blue Transparency badge on the Manage Orders page in Seller Central. For these ASINs, you must provide Transparency codes when you confirm your shipment.
You can also go to Order Reports:
Once complete, the Transparency field will be automatically displayed when you download your report.
If the value in this field ("is-Transparency") is set to “True” in the order report, then you must upload the Transparency codes for these ASINs when confirming the shipment.
When you retrieve order details in the Amazon Marketplace Web Service (MWS) API, please use ListOrderItems API to identify orders with Transparency-enabled items. For additional information, please see ListOrderItems.
Please follow the steps below to download the file template in Seller Central.
You can use this template to upload Transparency codes even if you confirmed your shipment in another tool, such as Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) API or a third-party software.
Your Transparency-enrolled ASINs are highlighted with a blue Transparency badge on the Manage Orders page in Seller Central.
Please follow the steps below to confirm, upload and ship products with Transparency codes:
If you confirm your shipments in Amazon MWS, then you can use the SubmitFeed API to upload Transparency codes for orders with Transparency ASINs. For details, please see SubmitFeed.
If you purchase shipping in Amazon MWS, then you can use the CreateShipment API to upload Transparency codes for orders with Transparency ASINs. For more details, please see CreateShipment.
While sending your Transparency labelled inventory to the Fulfilment Centres, please follow the below mentioned guidelines to ensure successful inbounding of the units at the FCs.