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Shipment label requirements

Help to ensure your products arrive safely and quickly at an Amazon fulfillment center by following these important requirements for shipment labels and packaging your inventory.

After you decide what you'll be shipping to Amazon and determine the appropriate shipping method and carrier to use, it's time for labeling and packaging.

  • Small parcel deliveries (SPD) are for items packed in individual boxes, and the shipping boxes individually labeled for delivery. These are normally smaller shipments that are sent through Yamato, Sagawa, or local postal services. For more information, see Small parcel deliveries to Amazon.
  • Less than Truckload/Full Truckload (LTL/FTL) shipment combines individual boxes on pallets for delivery. For more information, see Arranging Truck Load Delivery to Amazon.

Each box or pallet you ship to an Amazon fulfillment center , including one or more units sent in a manufacturer box, must be properly identified with a unique box ID (see example below) and pallet label. Follow these guidelines for labeling your boxes:

Requirements:

  • Print the full set of labels. Because each label is unique, do not photocopy, reuse, or modify labels for use on additional boxes.
  • Don’t change the size and format when printing shipping labels. It may cause a delay in receiving your products. Make sure the printer’s scaling settings are set to “none” or “100%”
  • There are 3 following options to print labels. When using the Amazon Partnered Carrier (Japan Post), plain paper is the only option.
    • Plain paper:one label per A4 size paper
    • Blank rectangle label:6 labels per A4 size paper
    • Thermal printing paper:102 x 152mm (4 x 6 inches)
  • Use a non-reflective material for shipping label. A laser printer is recommended for printing.
  • Make sure that the barcode is not smeared or hazy. Also don’t put a tape on the barcode. It may not be scannable.
  • Don't place labels on a seam or opening on the box as they will be damaged when the box is opened.
  • Place both the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) box ID label and the carrier label (Yamato, Sagawa, or local postal services) on a flat side of the box so the barcodes don’t fold over the edges or corners.
  • Each box in the shipment must have its own FBA shipment label printed from your shipment workflow.

Example: FBA box ID label

Important: Failure to label your boxes with the required FBA box ID label may lead to blocking of future shipment.

Making sure that your labels can be scanned quickly and easily when your shipment arrives at the fulfillment center helps to prevent delays in receiving your inventory.

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