On this page, you will learn how to properly prep products that
are smaller than a credit card to protect them from dust or damage throughout the
Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements, and
product restrictions may result in the refusal of inventory at the Amazon fulfillment
center, disposal or return of inventory, blocking of future shipments to the fulfillment
center, or charging for preparation or for noncompliance at the fulfillment center.
Any product whose largest side is less than 2-1/8" (the width of a credit card) needs to
be packaged in a poly bag with the barcode on the outside of the bag to prevent the Unit
from being misplaced or lost. This will also protect the unit from damage by tearing, dirt,
dust or liquid during the fulfillment process. Some products may not be large enough to
accommodate a label, and bagging the unit will allow the barcode to be fully scannable
without wrapping over the edges of the product.
Watch this brief video for examples of how to prep your products for
shipment to and storage in Amazon fulfillment centers.
Package small units in
transparent sealed bags (minimum of 1.5
mil.). Poly bags
with a 5"
opening or larger must be clearly marked with a suffocation warning
label. Example: "Plastic bags can be dangerous. To avoid danger of
suffocation; keep this bag away from babies and children."
Place a product description
label with a scannable barcode on the side with the greatest surface
Force a product into a bag
that is too small.
Pack small products in bags
that are significantly larger than the unit itself.
Pack small units in bags
that are black or opaque.
Allow bag to protrude more
than 3 inches
past the dimensions of the product.
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