If your product includes at least one of the following characteristics, be prepared to provide additional information to Amazon when you create an ASIN:
When you list an expiration-dated product, we’ll ask you about the product’s expiration date and how to handle it at a fulfillment center. The information you provide will help us track your product's expiration effectively and prevent expired products from reaching customers. Improper or incomplete answers may result in customers receiving expired products or the early removal or return of your products.
To create a listing, go to Add a product. Under the Vital Info tab, you’ll see the question Is Product Expirable?
This attribute allows Amazon to identify whether your product expires or loses effectiveness over time.
Select Yes if the product meets one of the following criteria:
Select No if the above criteria don’t apply.
The additional attributes appear if you have More attributes turned on in the upper-right corner.
Product Expiration Type
This attribute determines how we will treat your product at our fulfillment centers.
When you select Yes for the Is Product Expirable question, the Product Expiration Type attribute offers four options in the drop-down field:
When you select No, the Product Expiration Type attribute offers one option in the drop-down field, Does not expire.
Fulfillment Center Shelf Life
This attribute specifies the duration your product can be kept on a shelf in a fulfillment center without losing its effectiveness. In other words, it tells us how many days the product can be stored before becoming unfit for sale.
Convert the duration that your product can be on a shelf without losing effectiveness into days and enter that value into the text field. The maximum value allowed for this field is 1825 days. This field is required if you select Yes for the Is Product Expirable attribute. To learn more about the shelf-life requirements for your product, go to Expiration dates on FBA products.
Fulfillment Center Shelf Life Unit
This attribute specifies the unit of measurement for the fulfillment center shelf life.
Select Days, which is the only available option. This field is required when you have provided the Fulfillment Center Shelf Life attribute.