Carefully preparing your shipments for Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) can significantly reduce receiving time by eliminating problems that cause delays.
There are a number of ways you can increase the chances that your shipments will be received and processed quickly and without problems. The following shipment checklist can make a real difference:
Are the exact items
in the shipment?
Make sure the items you are shipping match the items you have listed. There can often be a number of similar items in our catalogue, so when you add a listing, make sure you match the exact listing based on the EAN of the product you have in front of you.
Did all items on the
PO make it into the box?
The number of items sent to Amazon should be the same as the number on the PO. Substituting other items, adding additional items, or not including all items can increase receiving time.
Are only the actual
When you package your items, make sure only the actual products have EANs on them. Make sure to cover all scannable barcodes on any boxes that are not part of the actual product packaging.
Are unit labels
Make sure all units have a legible EAN or sticker that can be scanned, and that they do not have multiple codes which could cause them to be incorrectly received.
Is the shipment free
of hazardous items?
FBA cannot ship items which are classified as hazardous (Seller Central login required).
Certain products require special preparation prior to their being shipped to Amazon fulfilment centres. Watch the following videos to learn how to prepare specific products such as apparel and textiles, baby toys, breakable items, liquids and other products that require extra preparation for shipment and storage: