Melting temperature attribute will soon be a required step for ASINs


#1

To help improve the customer experience, we’ve added a melting temperature attribute for ASINs. Starting April 22, 2021, this attribute will be a required step when you fill out information for the following:

  • New ASINs
  • All existing ASINs when you update any attribute on a product information page

For meltable items, such as chocolate, lip balms, and wax-based products, select Yes for is heat sensitive and provide information about the product’s melting temperature.

Although melting temperature is currently an optional attribute, we recommend that you update your affected ASINs now so that they are current as of April 22. If you offer temperature-sensitive ASINs that Amazon also offers, the product attributes may have been updated already.

We appreciate your cooperation as we continually strive to improve the customer experience.


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#2

Is this only for FBA items?


#3

please. do not remove listings for the book Fahrenheit 451!(:grimacing:)


#4

Does this mean you are going to change the layout of the Inventory Loader template again or are we going to be forced to make each listing manually?


#5

I have never looked at melting temp when buying lip balm. Or chocolate.


#6

Does this have anything to do with deciding which items are stored in temperature controlled warehouses?

And can I add a melting temperature if storing in extreme heat can cause the adhesives in my products to fail even if the item itself is not technically heat-sensitive?


#7

Sounds like a way to identify more items to add some (temp controlled) fees to.


#8

Does this really pertain to all items on Amazon?
Like Fitness Equipment? Do I have to go heat test my fitness stuff?
Yep, it melts at 3280 degrees.


#9

Does anyone know the melting temperature of a vacuum cleaner or a roll of toilet paper? I could use a hand with this one.


#10

Who knows melting temperature for iPhone? I am sure it is heat sensitive but I don’t want to check it on our inventory


#11

Only if you answer YES, to the heat sensitive question


#12

Annnnnnnnd Here’s the answer… :arrow_up_small:

Not sure why this is so complicated…


#13

what is the melting temperature of chocolate? is this according to “science” or anyone can say what they want? How do you define melting temp for chocolate since there is an evolution, it STARTS to melt but the top part of a bar of chocolate can be melted, while the bottom is still solid. so is the melting temperature when it STARTS to melt or when it is fully melted? and how do you define “starting to melt” when it softens or when part of it liquifies? and if it takes an hour for it to liquify as the temperateur rise, say from 70 - 90 degres, at which degree do you define the melting temperature. in other words, another dumb thing amazon is doing that no human on earth can figure out


#14

This is obviously not meant for the buyers, but to help Amazon deliver goods the way they were intended to be delivered.


#15

will this be an accessible attribute in the API


#16

This will likely effect 1% of sellers


New Meltables Requirements
#17

“To protect product integrity during storage and shipping, products in fulfillment centers must be able to withstand summer temperatures ranging from 75 to 155 degrees Fahrenheit.”

155 is a very high temperature - likely a truck or container left in the yard during summer heat for days on end. It could also be a truck moving inventory between FBA centers. IMHO, this has everything to do with the backlog of freight at FBA. Goods are getting damaged by the heat. There’s no way that the inside of a warehouse gets to 155 degrees.

Most adults will suffer third-degree burns if exposed to 150 degree water for two seconds.


#18

Tossed in a bubble mailer and broken to pieces when they arrive? Asking from my experience as a buyer of bubble mailed goods from Amazon…


#19

My only concern is much like what happened to the pesticide cluster that happened a couple years ago. Products started being classified as pesticides that really shouldn’t be and to this day listings can and are removed for erroneous reasons because of it.

If a person flags a product as “Yes” although it isn’t, will other sellers now be required to produce “melting” documentation that technically does not exist?

I have no issue with the products being mentioned in the notice, but like many things Amazon does they don’t always hit the target without considerable collateral damage.


#20

Yay, another policy put in place, to save sellers from their own ignorance.
Sometimes removing natural selection is the problem, not the solution.