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FBA Label Service

For eligible products that require an Amazon barcode, Fulfillment by Amazon can apply labels with those barcodes on for you for a per-item fee.


Products eligible for the FBA Label Service must:

  • Not be classified as supersize.
  • All conditions are available.
  • Not be prohibited, restricted by FBA policy, or high value.
  • Have a single scannable barcode (GCID, UPC, EAN, JAN, or ISBN), and every other barcodes on your package must be covered up to set it invisible.

Acceptable Not acceptable
  • Each item must be labeled with a single scannable barcode (ISBN, UPC, EAN, or JAN) on the outer package.
  • The barcode must be registered in the Amazon catalog.

  • Check to see whether the barcode (UPC, EAN, or JAN) is listed in our catalog by running a search on the barcode.
    • Running a search by the title or other keywords may cause an operational error that will interrupt the process.
  • ISBN is indicated but barcode is not labeled.

  • Used CDs or other products with a printed barcode on the wraparound band but the band is missing.

  • Products with no barcode (common in overseas products and grey products)
  • A group of products with no group-JAN barcode (e.g. a collection of comic books with individual barcodes but no group barcode)
  • Barcode is not scannable because it is punched out, marked over, or covered.

Important: If there is no eligible manufacturer barcode on the item, you must apply a barcode label to the item yourself.

Amazon will, at our sole discretion, determine which products meet the eligibility requirements for the FBA Label Service. We reserve the right to disqualify products from this service that otherwise meet the above requirements.

Terms and conditions

By enabling the FBA Label Service, you agree to allow Amazon to apply barcode labels to your eligible inventory in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

  • We will apply Amazon barcodes to your eligible items upon arrival at the fulfillment center using the product information you provide.
  • You can choose to apply barcode labels to individual products yourself by selecting Merchant under Who Labels during the shipment creation process.
  • We may instruct you to split shipments so that items destined for the FBA Label Service are packed together.
  • Shipments directed to the FBA Label Service may be further split into multiple shipments.

For products that do not qualify for the FBA Label Service, you are responsible for applying any required Amazon barcodes. For more information, go to Use an Amazon barcode to track inventory.

For eligible products, you can use virtual tracking with the manufacturer barcode. For more information, go to Using FBA virtual tracking.

How to change your FBA Label Service option

You can change your FBA Label Service option in your Fulfillment by Amazon settings.

  1. In your seller account, under Settings, click Fulfillment by Amazon.
  2. Locate Optional Services and click Edit.
  3. Under Who Labels, select Amazon to enroll in the FBA label service or Merchant to cancel your enrollment.
  4. Click Save.
Important: The new setting is applied to shipments that you create after you change your preference. If you want the new setting to apply to a shipment that you’re currently working on, you must delete the shipment and create a new one.

How to identify FBA Label Service shipments

Shipments destined for the FBA Label Service can by identified by the following:

  • FBA pallet or box labels that include FBA-PREP in the upper left-hand corner
  • The message Item labels: required (Label Service) in the shipment details in your Shipping Queue
  • References to the FBA Label Service and estimated related fees on the Label products tab of the shipment creation workflow

FBA Label Service fee

Product size tiers FBA Label Service fee per unit
Small and Light 10 JPY
Small/Standard 20 JPY
Oversize 51 JPY
Fees above include consumption tax of 10%

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