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Preparing Product Units for Fulfilment by Amazon

What are the options I have for labelling individual products?

The first time you convert your listings for Fulfilment by Amazon, you will be asked if you wish to send us your inventory using existing UPC or EAN barcodes for “Stickerless, Commingled Inventory” or using labels you affix to the individual units for “Labelled Inventory”. In the latter case, the label must cover the original barcode completely.

Commingling your inventory allows Amazon to combine your inventory to inventory belonging to Amazon or to other sellers which is of the same type and condition. When a customer purchases an item from your inventory, we do not physically distinguish your inventory from that of other sellers. This enables us to process customer orders more efficiently.

Please note that the “Stickerless, Commingled Inventory” option refers to individual product units, not the shipment. All shipments sent to our Fulfilment Centres require shipping labels.

Are all products suitable for the Stickerless, Commingled option?

No. In order for a product to qualify for “Stickerless Commingling”, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Your item must be a non-media product: books, CD’s, VHS tapes or DVD’s require stickers.
  • In addition, the product cannot be any of the following categories:
    • Clothing,
    • Jewellery,
    • Computer components & accessories,
    • Software,
    • Shoes,
    • Sports memorabilia,
    • Watches,
    • Video games or
    • Grocery.

Some items in other product categories can also be restricted from commingling and will need to be stickered.

  • The condition of the product must be “new”.
  • The item must have a UPC or EAN in barcode form for our Fulfilment Centres to scan when they receive the item.
  • Barcodes must be placed on the outside of the product packaging in an accessible location.
  • The UPC or EAN must map to one single ASIN. If it maps to more than one ASIN, you must label the item, even if it previously qualified as “Stickerless”.

To prevent delays in processing your inventory, certain other products may not be eligible for Stickerless Commingling.

Note: Non-EU sellers are not eligible for Stickerless Commingling.

Further information can be found on the “Stickerless, Commingled Inventory” page.

How can I change my product labelling preference?

If you have previously declined the Stickerless, Commingled preference, you can still change your inventory from “Labelled” to “Stickerless, Commingled Inventory” yourself at any time by following the steps below.

  • Click on the “Settings” tab in your seller account and select “Fulfilment by Amazon” in the drop-down menu
  • Click the “Edit” button at right in the “Inventory Settings” section
  • Click on the radio-button to enable “Stickerless Commingled Inventory”
  • Click “Update” to confirm your choice.

As a result, you will no longer need to label qualifying individual items as you prepare shipments.

If any of your products do not qualify for Stickerless, Commingling, you can still fulfil them through Fulfilment by Amazon if you print labels and affix them to each unit before sending them to our Fulfilment Centres.

How do I print labels for my product units?

When you create a new shipping plan through the “Actions/Send/Replenish Inventory” option in the “Manage Inventory” page of your Seller Account or you work on an existing shipping plan which has not yet been completed, you will be guided through each step in the preparation of your shipment to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre. Whenever the inventory requires labelling, you can print unit labels from this workflow. Item labels can also be printed through the “Actions/Print Item Labels” option on the Manage Inventory page of your Seller Account. Labels will bear the product title to help you match the label to the correct product.

Blank adhesive labels can be found at any office supply store or can be purchased the Amazon website.

What happens if I mislabel my product units?

If we encounter mislabelled products at our Amazon’s Fulfilment Centres, we may decide to re-label the products correctly to make them available for sale or return them to you. We may charge you an Unplanned Service Fee if we do the labelling for you.

Can Amazon label my product units for me?

Yes. When you create a new shipping plan through the “Actions/Send/Replenish Inventory” option in the "Manage Inventory" page of your Seller Account or you work on an existing shipping plan which has not yet been completed, you are guided through the preparation of your shipment to an Amazon Fulfilment Centre and you will be allowed to choose the Amazon Label Service at product level.

Please refer to the “FBA Fees“ section of the Fulfilment by Amazon > “Pricing” page on our marketing website for further details concerning fees for this service.

What else should I consider when preparing products for Fulfilment by Amazon?

Each unit you ship to us should be ready for us to pack and ship to your customers. For example, fragile items need to be individually packed with protective material, such as Styrofoam or bubble wrap. Otherwise, Amazon will reserve the right to return those items to you.

Please refer to the Prepare Products page for more information concerning preparation guidelines or the FBA Preparation Service Fees for if should you wish to use the Amazon preparation services.

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