What are the FBA packaging and prep requirements?

Amazon includes a detailed description of packaging and prep requirements for FBA. While the list may seem extensive, it covers each category including loose products, product sets, boxed units, hanger removal, and more. Sellers should note that any unit that falls within multiple categories must be prepped according to ALL applicable prep types. For more information about these requirements, log into your Seller Central account and go to the Packaging and Prep Requirements resource page.

These general requirements can streamline the process of sending inventory into Amazon fulfillment centers. If you don’t follow these requirements, Amazon may refuse, return, or repackage the products sent in at your expense.

A few things to note: 

  • All FNSKU used on a unit must be unique and correspond to one unique product. Each variation, such as size or color, must have a different FNSKU.
  • Each unit must have an exterior scannable barcode or label
  • Shipping boxes must have unscannable existing barcodes removed or covered.