Before listing products for Fulfillment by Amazon, it's important to know what is suitable for our fulfillment process and what is unsuitable. Be sure to review the other sections below for additional product requirements and restrictions:
Be sure to read through the following instruction manual to learn more details.
All topical and consumable products (including nutritional supplements), whether for human or animal consumption, are considered by FBA to be subject to expiration, even if an expiration date is not indicated on the packaging.
To be eligible for FBA, food and beverage products and products that ship with food or beverages must be lot-controlled and have a minimum remaining shelf life that is greater than 60 days when the inventory is checked in at the fulfillment center. Items within 45 days of the expiration date at the time of arrival will be marked for disposal by Amazon. Inventory subject to disposal cannot be returned to you. There are a few exceptions. Please refer to the guideline for more details.
Expiration dates must be displayed in the format YYYY/MM/DD or YYYY/MM. If the expiration date is in a different format, you must cover the existing date with a printed label with the expiration date in the correct format. Lot numbers alone are insufficient.
Any printed manufactured date must be covered with a label with the expiration date in the correct format. Failure to cover the manufactured date on a product may cause delays in receiving your products, or may cause your products to be received as expired.
Some selling categories have different expiration date requirements than the ones described above. For more information, contact Selling Partner Support.
Expiration-dated products must be fully enclosed and sealed in packaging suitable for safe and hygienic storage at Fulfillment Center and for shipping.
All expiration-dated inventory requires an Amazon product label. For more information, see Use an Amazon product label to track inventory.