Amazon systems are barcode-driven. Each unit you send to a fulfillment center requires a barcode so that it can be tracked throughout the fulfillment process.
Products that do not use a manufacturer barcode for tracking require an Amazon barcode. You can print Amazon barcodes from within your seller account and apply the barcodes yourself.
If you do not want to apply the barcodes yourself, you can sign up for the FBA Label Service and have Amazon apply the labels for you for a per-item fee. For more information, visit FBA Label Service.
For eligible products, you can use the manufacturer barcode to track your inventory. For more information, visit Using FBA virtual tracking.
When barcode eligibility changes, products that are not eligible for manufacturer barcode tracking will need an Amazon barcode in order to be received at Amazon fulfillment centers. For more information, visit Change to Amazon barcode by creating a new product offer.
Any item that requires an Amazon barcode that arrives at a fulfillment center without one will be subject to an unplanned prep service fee. For more information, visit Unplanned services
Amazon Bar code labels will be printed immediately if you use a thermal printer. For laser printers, a PDF is generated that you can use to print labels with standard label paper.
Sample labels printed from a PDF:
The following information is required on the label:
For laser printers, the tools in your seller account support the following label sizes:
If your printer attempts to scale the PDF print area when you print your labels, make sure that the printer scaling is set to None or 100%.
The following problems related to product labels might appear in your Shipping Queue.
For more information including how to avoid these problems, visit Inbound Performance summary.
The item arrived without a proper barcode.
The item arrived with a barcode that does not match the physical product.
The barcode was either smudged or smeared, or the label was placed around a corner or curve, making the barcode unscannable.
Missing barcode, FNSKU, title
Listing needs to be created
Wrong binding, version, edition
If a different seller's label is still applied and the FNSKU on the label is not associated with your product, the product will not be shipped and Amazon reserves the right to delete the listing if a seller is unknown.
Cover the original manufacturer's barcode (JAN, UPC, EAN, or ISBN) by a white sticker, tape, or a blank label when you place a label. Failure to cover the barcode can cause an error and may be identified as lost inventory.
Do not wrap your label around corners or curves on the product because this makes the label unscannable.
In case that the merchandize is medical devices, cosmetics, or quasi-drugs, statutory label shall be affixed to the product package to ensure all the information regulated by the Japan Pharmaceutical Act (refer to the table below) shall be fully indicated and be recognized outside.
In case that the merchandize is liquors, statutory label shall be affixed to the product package to ensure all the information regulated by the Japan Act on Securing of Liquor Tax and on Liquor Business Associations (refer to the table below) shall be fully indicated and be recognized outside as well.
Also, in case that merchandize belongs to other than above defined products category, statutory label may be requested to be affixed properly according to corresponding laws so that all the legally required information shall not be hidden behind.
Please be noted that the merchandize may be hold on to receive or be returned back if the ingredients indication cannot be confirmed. In case that product label covers bar-code and Statutory labelling because bar-code and statutory labeling are placed adjacent, product label can be affixed to transparent bag in which bar code is put. Bar code needs to be covered with white paper label.
|Mandatory indication in Japanese by the Japan Pharmaceutical Act||Mandatory indication in Japanese by the Japan Act on Securing of Liquor Tax and on Liquor Business Associations|
|Medical device||Quasi drug/Cosmetics|