AMAZON FBA

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Before using the information in this document, I recommend that you take a look at the current rules from Amazon.



Product Barcoding Requirements;

Since you want your products to be sold from Amazon warehouses, you must have a barcode system for your products completed. Every product submitted to Amazon must be able to match and barcode the products in your Amazon Inventory that you wish to FBA. You can obtain these barcodes from Seller Central.


There are three ways to barcode your products:


1. Sticking barcodes on each product one by one.

2. If your products are suitable, you can use Stickerless (without sticker), Commingled (mixed) Inventory, in this case you will not need to stick barcodes on your products one by one. More detailed information on the subject is given below.


“(FBA Label Service) If you want, Amazon can barcode your products for you, in return for this service Amazon will receive $0.20 per product.”


There are three ways to barcode your products:

1) If your products meet the necessary conditions, you can send your products to Amazon warehouses without FNSKU barcoding by using the Stickerless, Commingled option. In this case, your products will be sold interchangeably with the products of other sellers selling the same product and will be sent to customers faster. This applies to sellers who sell products of a particular brand, rather than Private Label (own brand) sellers. FNSKU barcoding on products sent to Commingled will be done free of charge by Amazon employees after the products enter Amazon warehouses.


Make sure your products have barcodes (UPC, EAN, ISBN, JAN, GTIN, etc.).

If your product has a physical barcode on it, check your listing to make sure that this barcode (UPC/EAN/ISBN/JAN) matches the ASIN of the product you want to send. If it does not match, you should contact Amazon Customer Service.


2. If there is no barcode on your product, you should barcode your product. You can create the required barcode Label, and your barcodes from the Label Products step in the shipment creation section. You can find detailed information in the Stickerless, Commingled Inventory section of our guide and see if your products meet the requirements. There may be special preparation and packaging requirements for some product types, you can find detailed information on the subject on the Packaging and Prep Requirements page.


Preparing the Shipment


Once the barcoding, packaging, and preparation requirements are complete, you can select the items to be sent to the FBA warehouses and begin the shipping process. We recommend having the following materials ready before shipping:


Thermal or laser printer

Scales to measure the weight of your boxes

Meter with which you can measure the height of your boxes

FNSKU barcodes printed and prepared for affixing (Produced Via Amazon System)

Duct tape

your boxes

Plastic bags with a thickness of at least 1.5 millimeters

Opaque plastic bags if selling adult toys

Bubble bag if your products require protection

Sold as Set (sold as a set) if required


Printing quantity barcodes


When barcoding your products, it is necessary to make sure that the labels are of sufficient quality and that there are no stains or fading on them. The points to be considered while printing barcodes are listed below.


Use thermal or laser printers, stay away from inkjet (ink) printers as much as possible, barcodes printed with ink printers are more susceptible to staining and fading.

Make sure your printer can print with sufficient quality and that the barcodes printed are legible.

Check that the paper used for barcodes is of good quality and not wrinkled.

Check the printer cartridge before you start printing

Make sure the printed barcodes can be scanned (you can use various mobile phone apps)


How to Convert Your Products to FBA


After you have your cargo ready, you can convert your products to your Amazon account from Inventory > Manage Inventory section to FBA.

After choosing which products to convert to FBA, click the "Edit" box on the far right of the manage inventory page.

Select the Change to Fulfilled by Amazon option from the menu that appears.

Click on the Convert & Send Inventory button on the next page.


After converting your products to FBA, you can send your first cargo by following the Cargo Creation Steps.



“If you are not ready to send your cargo yet, you can convert your product to FBA without preparing a cargo plan by simply pressing the Convert button instead of Convert & Shipt Inventory.”

Listing Review: When Amazon detects any problem with your listing, it can notify you, in which case additional information (package size, additional product information, etc.) may be requested by Amazon.


Prohibited Products: Hazardous Materials, Dangerous Goods, and FBA Prohibited Products prohibited for sale on Amazon.com. from their address. In addition, some products are not accepted into Amazon warehouses, although they are free to sell on Amazon.


Creating Shipments from Products Converted to FBA


As we mentioned in the previous passage, if you have not yet been able to convert your products to FBA (Convert Only) and ship, you can send your products to FBA warehouses by following the steps below. (Products converted to FBA will be temporarily removed from the advertisement)


Go to Inventory > Manage Inventory. Products converted to FBA will write "Amazon" in the "fulfilled by" section.

Select the products you want to send to Amazon from the list

When you press Edit, you will be directed to the cargo creation page after selecting the Send/Replenish Inventory option from the menu that opens.


Creating a Cargo


You can send cargo to Amazon FBA warehouses on the cargo creation screen. To get started, fill in the “ship-from” information, choose Individual or Case packed* depending on the situation. Then enter the number of shipments for each product and whether the products are from your side. Choose whether to barcode by Amazon (if done by Amazon, per item will be charged).


Generating FNSKU Barcodes


FNSKU Barcodes will be created during the cargo creation of the products. FNSKU barcodes start with X00 and are unique for each vendor and product (ASIN).

Press the Print Item Labels button after you enter the number of products you will send, the file containing the FNSKUs will be created as PDF and downloaded to your computer, you can open and save the file with Adebo Reader.

Barcodes must be adhered to white adhesive paper so that the customer can remove the barcodes.

If you are sending products with the commingle selection or if you are using the Amazon Bakcoding Service, you do not need to stick FNSKU barcodes on your products.


Pasting Barcodes


Paste the FNSKU Barcodes on the outermost layer.

(If there are other barcodes on the product, it will cover them!)


If the original barcode on the product is on the side of the product, stick the FNSKu barcode vertically on the original barcode of the product.

If there are multiple barcodes on the product, make sure that only the FNSKU barcode you pasted is visible and the others are turned off.

Make sure that the barcode you pasted can be scanned by RF scanners.

If your products are sent by the manufacturer in a box, make sure that all products in the box have the FNSKU barcode, turn off all other barcodes.

You can see an example of incorrect barcoding above.


Preparing Your Cargo


Sending your products to a single warehouse


While creating your cargo, click on Settings in the upper right and click on Fullfilment by Amazon so that your parcels do not go to different FBA warehouses. Check Inventory Placement Service from Inventory Placement Option, if you don't check this, Amazon may request your products to be sent to different FBA warehouses. Even if you tick this option, Amazon may still require you to send certain categories of products to different FBA warehouses.


Box and Pallet requirements


In the Prepare Shipment step, you are asked to decide whether to ship your products as individual packages (Small Parcerl Delivery) or pallets (Less than Truckload or Full Truckload).

You can find detailed information about shipping types by visiting the headings Small Parcel Delivery to Amazon and LTL and Truckload Delivery to Amazon.


Pasting the Box Label


Every box and pallet you send to Amazon must have the FBA Box Label affixed.

1. Print Amazon Box Labels from the shipment creation screen.

2. Follow these steps when affixing your box barcodes:

Do not place your box barcode at the corner of the box or at the junction of the lids.

If you are shipping more than one parcel, attach its own box barcode to each case.

Include one barcode on all four sides of each pallet if you are shipping pallets.


Departure of Your Cargo


1. After your products have departed with the shipping method you have chosen, you can update your shipment as "shipped" from Amazon Seller Central.

2. You can track the location of your product on Amazon by entering the shipping tracking number, for shipments with Shipped and In Transit status:

Small Parcel: You can track the cargo status from where you enter the tracking number.

Less than Truckload (LTL) or Full Truckload (FTL): For this type of cargo, you need to contact your courier company and find out the status of the cargo.

3. For shipments whose status has been updated to Delivered (delivered) on your shipper's page but have not yet transitioned to Delivered on Amazon, it may take up to 24 hours for the status to update on the Amazon website.

4. When your shipment's status changes to Checked-in, it means that at least a part of the shipment has arrived at FBA warehouses, but it does not mean that these products have been taken to the warehouse. When FBA warehouses start receiving products by scanning their barcodes, the situation will change to Receiving.

5. After your cargo is in Checked-in status, it may take 3-6 days for it to go into Receiving status. In special cases (Black Friday, Year-end, Halloween, etc.) this period will increase.


Delivery of Inventory and Product to Customer


Amazon keeps your product ready for sale.

Your product is retrieved and scanned by Amazon

Meanwhile, the dimensions of the products are recorded for storage purposes.

After a customer orders your FBA product, it is taken from inventory and put into Amazon packages for delivery.


Order Management:


You can see the status of your orders by entering the Manage Orders page in Seller Central.

There are two types of order status, Pending (pending) and Payment Compete (completed):

There are various reasons why orders are in Pending status. You can get detailed information about the subject by visiting the FBA Order Status page.

When the status of the order changes to Payment Complete, it means that the payment process has been completed.

You can track your payments in the Reports > Payments section under Business Reports.


Preparation of Products

Is the Product Glass or Fragile?


Examples: glass, bottle, frame, clock, mirror, etc.

Crafting Requirements: Bubble wrap, box, barcode

Wrap your product in bubble wrap or put it in the protective box. The prepared product should not break when it falls from 90 cm. Your barcode must be affixed so that your product can be read without opening it.


Is Your Product Liquid?


Examples: Non-double seal liquid products in plastic bottles weighing more than 450 grams

Preparation Requirements: clear pouch*, barcode

Make sure the cap is tightly closed, then add a second cap or put the product in a transparent bag* make sure there is a suffocation warning on the product and put the product in a second bag to prevent leakage.* Your barcode must be affixed so that your product can be read before it is opened.


Is your product Garment, Fabric or Textile?


Examples: wallet, towel, t-shirt, furry toy

Preparation Requirements: clear pouch*, barcode

Put the product in a transparent bag* make sure there is a suffocation warning on the product. Your barcode must be affixed so that your product can be read without opening it.


Is your product a Toy or Baby Product?

Examples: Items for children 3 years and under (pacifier, teething ring apron)

Preparation Requirements: clear pouch*, barcode

Put the product in a transparent bag* make sure there is a suffocation warning on the product. Your barcode must be affixed so that your product can be read without opening it.

Is your product made of or contains a powder, granule or granular material? Examples: sugar, powder detergent

Is your product prepared as a set and sold as a single product?

Examples: Encyclopedia set, multi-pack foods.

Preparation Requirements: Plastic bag, box, shrink film, “Sold as Set” or “Ready to Ship” label,.

Does your product contain a pointed, sharp or other hazard?

Examples: Scissors, knives, chisels, pincers

Crafting Requirements: bubble wrap, box, scanable barcode

Put your products in a bubble protection bag or box so that all sharp ends are closed. Your barcode must be affixed so that your product can be read without opening it.

Is the longest side of your product shorter than 5.5 cm?

Examples: Jewellery, keychain, flash memory

Preparation Requirements: Plastic bag, scannable label Place in clear bag with suffocation warning and seal bag. The barcode must be scannable without opening or unpacking the packaged item.

Is your product an adult product?

Examples: Items with nude images, sexual symbols, profanity or obscene message content.

Preparation Requirements: Black or opaque shrink wrap, with scannable label suffocation warning, place in a black or opaque bag and seal the bag. The barcode must be scannable without opening or unpacking the packaged item.

*Plastic bag (bag) requirements

Bags should be at least 1.5 millimeters. For bags larger than 13 cm

A suffocation warning should be placed. All barcodes must be scannable without opening or unpacking the packaged product.

*Plastic bag (bag) requirements

Bags should be at least 1.5 millimeters. For bags larger than 13 cm

A suffocation warning should be placed. All barcodes must be scannable without opening or unpacking the packaged product.


Barcode Dimensions

Removal of barcodes affixed on your products when requested by customers.

It is recommended to stick the barcodes printed on the adhesive labels to the products. Seller

Central supports the following 11 barcode sizes.

21 barcodes per page (on 63.5 mm x 38.1 mm A4)

24 barcodes per page (63.5 mm x 33.9 mm on A4, 63.5 mm x 38.1 mm on A4, 64.6 mm

x 33.8 mm on A4, 66.0 mm x 33.9 mm on A4, 70.0 mm x 36.0 mm on A4,

70.0 mm x 37.0 mm on A4)

27 barcodes per page (63.5 mm x 29.6 mm on A4)

40 barcodes per page (on 52.5 mm x 29.7 mm A4)

44 barcodes per page (on 48.5 mm x 25.4 mm A4)


Barcode Contents


FNSKU: Distinguish products from FBA warehouses by Amazon

Different barcodes for each ASIN

and coding.


Name: The name or title of the product

Condition: The state of the product (such as New, Used, Like New).

Placing the Barcode

You can print all barcodes (UPC, EAN, ISBN) already on the product.

Paste it off. It will cause problems if it is exposed as part of different barcodes on the product.


Getting Started


Before you start packing, make sure you have the following materials ready:

Thermal or laser printer

Scales to measure the weight of your boxes

Meter with which you can measure the height of your boxes

FNSKU barcodes printed and prepared for gluing

Duct tape

your boxes

Plastic bags with a thickness of at least 1.5 millimeters

Opaque plastic bags if selling adult toys

Bubble bag if your products require protection

Sold as Set (sold as a set) if required

Important Note: If your products are not fully prepared or incompletely prepared for any reason when they arrive at FBA warehouses, you may encounter additional fees.


Our Shipping Check List


After creating our online shipping order, go through the checklist below to make sure you have done every step correctly.

Are your products packaged correctly?

Go through the "How to Prep Products" guide to make sure you don't need any extra processing.

Are your products barcoded correctly?

If you are not using the FBA barcoding service or your inventor is not in the commingled (mixed) inventory, your products must have a bacode on them (UPC, EAN, ISBN, JAN, or GTIN)


Are your parcels barcoded correctly?

None of the dimensions of the box containing your standard size products should exceed 63 cm.

Parcels containing more than one product must weigh 22 kg or less. Boxes containing a single product may exceed 22 kg.

For parcels containing a single product and weighing more than 22 kg, the "Team Lift" barcode must be found on the top and side covers of the box.

For parcels containing a single product and weighing more than 45kg, the top and side covers of the parcel must have a "Mechanical Lift" barcode.

Are your products shipped with approved protection materials?

Approved protection materials; foam, air cushion, bubble wrap and protection paper.

Necessary content of your boxes


Requirements to be included in all parcels sent:

Shipment ID

Scannable barcode

From which address (Ship-from address)

To which address (Ship-to address)

For small parcels, there are two barcodes on each parcel, FBA and shipping.

Stick the parcel labels, leaving 3.75 cm from the edge of the box.

Do not attach labels to the edges or to the opening of the box.

If you ship a truck container (truckloads), 4 FBA shipping barcodes will be used.

Glue the pallets to the top-mid points of all four sides of the pallet.

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