Products that do not use a manufacturer barcode for tracking require an Amazon barcode. You can print Amazon barcodes from within your seller account and apply the barcodes yourself.
If you do not want to apply the barcodes yourself, you can sign up for the FBA Label Service and have Amazon apply the labels for you for a per-item fee. For more information, see FBA Label Service.
For eligible products, you can use the manufacturer barcode to track your inventory. For more information, see Use the manufacturer barcode to track inventory.
Any item that requires an Amazon barcode that arrives at a fulfillment center without one will be subject to an unplanned prep service fee. For more information, see Unplanned Prep Services.
You can print Amazon barcodes for your products from the Label Products page when you create a shipment, or at any time from the Manage Inventory page.
If you use a thermal printer, labels are printed immediately. For laser printers, a PDF is generated that you can use to print labels using standard label paper.
To print Amazon barcodes from the Label Products page:
To print Amazon barcodes from the Manage Inventory page:
Amazon barcodes must remain scannable for a minimum of 24 months. Following the printer and label requirements will help ensure the longevity of your Amazon barcode.
When printing Amazon barcodes onto labels, make sure that the printed labels include:
All other barcodes on the package must be covered, including the manufacturer barcode. Failure to do so can cause delays in processing and may result in unplanned prep service fees.
The tools in your seller account are optimized for thermal printers. You can also use laser printers. Do not use ink jet printers to print Amazon barcodes.
We also recommend that you:
All Amazon barcodes must be printed in black ink on white, non-reflective labels with removable adhesive. Dimensions must be between 25.4 mm x 50.8 mm and 50.8 mm x 76.2 mm (25.4 mm x 76.2 mm or 50.8 mm x 50.8 mm, for example).
For laser printers, the tools in your seller account support the following label sizes:
If your printer attempts to scale the PDF print area when you print your labels, make sure that the printer scaling is set to None or 100%.