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FBA product barcode requirements

FBA uses barcodes to identify and track inventory throughout the fulfillment process. Each item you send to an Amazon fulfillment center requires a barcode.

There are two kinds of barcodes for identifying products:

  • Manufacturer barcodes (eligible barcodes include GCID, UPC, EAN, JAN, or ISBN)
  • Amazon barcodes (ASIN, FNSKU, or MSKU)
Important: Items in your inventory that are identified and tracked using manufacturer barcodes are commingled with items of the same products from other sellers who also use manufacturer barcodes for those items.

Manufacturer barcodes

If you choose to use manufacturer barcodes, when customers purchase a product from you, Amazon can send the item that is closest to them, even if you didn't send it to the fulfillment center. When that happens, you get the credit for the sale, and we transfer an item from your inventory to the seller whose inventory was used to fulfill the order. In addition, if you use the manufacturer barcode, you don't have to apply an Amazon barcode to each item yourself.

For more information, see Using the manufacturer barcode to track inventory.

Tip: If you are the manufacturer or the brand owner and want to print barcodes directly onto the product packaging, apply for a GS1 standard UPC barcode. For more information, see GS1.

Amazon barcodes

Amazon barcodes must be applied to all products that are not tracked using manufacturer barcodes. This category is comprised of:

  • Products with an expiration date
  • Consumable products
  • Topical products such as skin creams, shampoos, and cosmetics

You can print Amazon barcodes and apply them to your products yourself, or Amazon can print and apply them for a per-item fee. For more information, see Use an Amazon barcode to track inventory and FBA Label Service.

Tip: If you and your brand are enrolled in the Amazon Brand Registry, (may not be available in your region) you may use the manufacturer barcode for that brand, while other sellers are required to apply Amazon barcodes. In this case, however, Amazon will not commingle your inventory with the inventory of other sellers. For more information, contact Seller Support.

Product Label Requirements

In the below section, you will learn about the requirements for labeling your units for Labeled Inventory, as well as what products are eligible for Stickerless, Commingled Inventory and FBA Label Service.

Labeled Inventory Learn about the requirements for printing Amazon product labels, labeling your products, ensuring accurate scanning of your labels, and common errors to avoid when labeling your products.
Stickerless, Commingled Inventory Learn about the eligibility requirements for Stickerless, Commingled Inventory.
Label Service (may not be available in your region) Learn about the requirements for enabling your seller account for FBA Label Service, as well as the requirements a product must meet in order to be eligible.

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