Learn about the general preparation requirements for sending inventory to Amazon fulfillment centers as well as the specific product categories that require specialized prep.
Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements, and product restrictions may result in the refusal of inventory at the Amazon fulfillment center, disposal or return of inventory, blocking of future deliveries to the fulfillment center, or charging for preparation or for non-compliance at the fulfillment center.
Make sure that your items are packed securely to prevent damage.
Follow these guidelines when you deliver products to Amazon fulfillment centers. Amazon reserves the right to return any items that are packed in a way that does not meet these requirements.
Please download the Prep Matrix document to print and use as a quick reference when preparing products for delivery to Amazon fulfillment centers.
Make sure that your items are packed securely to prevent damage. Follow these guidelines when you deliver products to Amazon fulfillment centers. Amazon reserves the right to return any items that are packed in a way that does not meet these requirements.
Any FNSKU used by the seller must correspond to one unique product, including assortments that should have a unique FNSKU per assortment type.
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 (for example, wheel barrows where handles and legs come in separate boxes).
All products must have a single scannable barcode, placed on the outside of each deliverable unit, which is registered accordingly in the Amazon catalogue and uniquely identifies the product. This may be an EAN/UPC/ISBN for “Stickerless, commingled” stock, or an FBA FNSKU label for “Stickered” stock. The barcode should also be printed in human readable form. It should be positioned on the exterior of the product in a flat, easily accessible and scannable location (i.e., not positioned around a corner or curve or on a seam).
All items must be easily identifiable. Packaging must carry a label with an identifier (such as title, color and model number) in addition to their EAN/UPC/ISBN barcodes.
Unauthorized marketing materials (i.e., pamphlets, price tags, or other non-Amazon stickers) are prohibited. Amazon will not accept pre-priced labels or products.