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Prepare your products for FBA shipping

FBA has product preparation requirements that must be followed in order for units to be received at Amazon fulfillment centers. From Prepare Products you can review Amazon provided Preparation Guidance.

Preparing your products is the second step in the six-step shipment creation process.


  1. Set quantity for shipments to Amazon
  2. Prepare your products for FBA shipping
  3. Label your products
  4. Review/view shipments to Amazon
  5. Prepare shipment to Amazon
  6. Summary of shipment process

To receive the product shipped to Amazon fulfillment center, there is the guideline to follow before shipping. Check the packing and prep requirements explained in FBA Prep Video Tutorials. If you have any unclear points even if you check the requirement, contact Seller Support. The list required for preparation can be displayed using the Prep Required filter tab. The packing and prep requirements describes how to pack the product and protect the product from damaging.

Important: It is your responsibility to determine the type of preparation required to ship your products safely to Amazon. It is sometimes difficult to determine how to prepare for some products and certain packaging is required even for the products that the requirement cannot be applied. To prepare the product, make sure to refer to Packaging and Prep Requirements to determine how to pack and comply with the requirement.

FBA Prep Service

If you want Amazon to prepare your products for you, select Amazon in the Who preps? column. For more information about the per-item cost, see FBA Prep Service.

Important: FBA can prep only products that have a single JAN, UPC, or EAN that corresponds to an ASIN in Amazon’s product catalog.

Even if you sign up for the FBA Prep Service, package your products so they will arrive safely at the fulfillment center. Package fragile, glass, and sharp items in such a way that they arrive intact and that fulfillment center associates can handle them safely.

Important: If you do not select Amazon in the Who preps? column, you are responsible for ensuring that your products meet all FBA prep requirements for shipping.

Prep required

The Prep required tab on the Prepare products page has guidance for items that have specific preparation requirements.

If you think the requirements for the product you have listed are not appropriate or essential, click Investigate to start a review.

Important: Items that have not been prepared according to the requirements will be subject to charges for unplanned prep services at the fulfillment center. Learn more about unplanned services fees.

Prep requirements may include poly bagging, bubble wrap, taping, or hangers.

For more information on prep activities, see the following pages:

FBA Prep Video Tutorials – 15 videos demonstrating prep requirements for specific products

FBA shipment of shoes, bags and fashion goods

Packaging Requirements

Small parcel delivery to Amazon

Inbound Performance Feedback - Receiving problems

Prep may be required

Click the Prep may be required tab to see products for which prep guidance is not available. This may be because the product has not been sent in before or has not been classified as having a specific prep requirement.

If you know the prep required for those products, click Choose category in the Prep guidance column, and from the drop-down list select the prep category that best suits your product.

If your product does not require additional prep, you can select No prep required.

The prep categories are:

Next steps

After you have reviewed all of the prep guidance, click Continue.


Prepare your products for FBA shipping


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