Ensure your products arrive safely and quickly to an Amazon fulfillment center by following these important requirements for shipping labels and packaging your inventory.
Once you decide what you are shipping to Amazon and determine the appropriate shipping method and carrier to use, it's time for labeling and packaging.
Each box you ship to an Amazon fulfillment center, including units sent in a
manufacturer box, must be properly identified with a unique box ID.
Follow these guidelines for labeling your boxes:
Print the full set of labels. Because each label is unique, do not photocopy, reuse or modify labels for use on additional boxes.
Labels supported measure 8.4 cm x 10.2 cm (3 1/3 x 4 inches). If
you have a thermal printer, you now also have the option to print directly on
10.2 cm x 15.2 cm (4 x 6 inches) format by selecting Thermal printing
paper in the box and pallet label printing options.
Don't place labels on a seam or opening on the box as they will be damaged when the box is opened.
The FBA shipment label should be placed next to the carrier label
on a flat surface of the box, so that barcodes do not fold over edges or
Both labels must remain uncovered so that they are scannable and readable.
Each box you include in the shipment must have its own FBA shipment label printed from your Shipping Queue.
If you are shipping multiple case-packs in a primary box, apply the unique shipping label on the
primary box you are using for shipping products to Amazon fulfillment centers.
You do not need to apply the unique shipping labels to the individual case packs
inside the primary box.
You can print shipment labels within the shipment creation workflow. If you have already created
your shipment, you can access your shipment from the shipping queue.
Box content information
When you provide box content information during the shipment creation workflow, each
box ID label will contain the information for a specific box. To avoid delays in
receiving your inventory at the fulfillment center, make sure to put the correct
label on the correct box. We recommend you verify that the SKU and number of units
in each box match the SKU and number of units in the box content information you
provided in the shipment creation workflow. For more information, go to Box content information for FBA shipments to Amazon.
Important: Failure to provide accurate box content information might result
in blocking of future shipments, and a manual processing fee might be
2D barcodes do not replace Amazon box ID labels. If you use 2D
barcodes to provide box content information, Amazon box ID labels are still
required. For more information, go to Using 2D barcodes for box content
Amazon Partnered Carrier
When using the Amazon Partnered Carrier
account to create pre-paid shipping labels, your account will be charged for the
cost of shipping if you do not cancel within a designated period, even if you do not
use the label. For partnered carrier small-parcel, the period is 24 hours. .
To void charges, do the
Go to your seller account, go to Shipping
Locate the shipment and click Work on
Under the Delivery service section, click
You will not be able to cancel the charges or receive a refund if the
time since approving the charges is 24 hours for partnered carrier small-parcel, and
1 hour for partnered carrier pallet.
Within the shipping workflow is the option to take advantage of Amazon's discounted
shipping rates through the Partnered Carrier program.
Partnered carrier: small parcel
In the Select carrier screen of the workflow, select
Small parcel delivery as your shipping method and
Amazon-partnered carrier as the SPD carrier. After you click
Save & continue, enter the number of packages and the
weight of each package.
The delivery workflow will provide an estimate for the shipment. If you accept the
charges, your account will be billed for the cost of shipping.
After you've completed your shipment, give your box to your regularly scheduled UPS
pickup driver or take the package to a local UPS location. If you are located in
Germany, you can also drop off your package at a DHL collection point.
Note: You can still cancel charges for the shipment and use another carrier by clicking
Cancel charges below the Estimated shipping
cost, provided you cancel within 24 hours of accepting the
If you decline the charges, you will be returned to the Select
carrier screen so you can select another carrier option.