By default, your seller account is set to use the manufacturer barcode for eligible items. Items in your inventory that are identified using manufacturer barcodes can be commingled with the exact same products from other sellers who also use manufacturer barcodes for those items.
When you allow Amazon to commingle your inventory and a customer purchases a product from you, Amazon can send an exact same product from another seller to ensure the customer delivery promise is honored.
Upon commingling, you sell that unit as usual to the customer and get the credit for the sale. At that moment, we swap an exact product between you and the other seller whose inventory was used to fulfil the order.
Not all products are eligible for commingling. To qualify, products must meet the following requirements*, at a minimum:
*Additional category restrictions may apply.
Although your default account level setting is manufacturer barcode (your products are eligible for commingling), you can change your preference at any time (section a). In addition, you have the option to change your barcode preference for each new FBA offer you create (section b).
There are two options available for you to choose under barcode preference:
The alternate option to your default barcode setting will still be available in the drop down when creating new offers.
To change your default barcode preference:
Please allow 24 hours for the changes to be fully processed before creating new offers for your eligible inventory.
You have an option to select the barcode preference while creating new offers. All the eligible new offers created will have an option to be sent with manufacturer or Amazon barcode. If your offer is not eligible to be commingled, only the Amazon barcode option will be available. If you choose to send the eligible inventory with the manufacturer barcode, you will not be prompted to affix additional label on each individual unit and your inventory CAN BE commingled with other sellers or Amazon Retail.
In case you were commingling and you do not wish to participate in the program any longer, you can only change your barcode preferences for future offers. The barcode settings remain unchanged for your existing inventory in the fulfillment centers. You can choose to either place a removal order for the existing products or continue with the offer until your inventory depletes.