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daveAck.Philly

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What is the largest size box you can use to ship to FBA centers?
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Bill

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This .pdf can be most helpful; as noted on p. 8, "...Boxes containing multiple Standard-Size units must not exceed 25 inches on any side."

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/fba-help/QRG/FBA-Shipping-Inventory-to-Amazon.pdf

Edit: link didn't come through.

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25 inches unless one a single item in the box is bigger than that.
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Remember, boxes can not be over 50lbs as well.
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Thanks. I had trouble finding that. However, I received a notification saying my boxes were oversized (22" long) and the notice had much smaller dimensions as the largest size.
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daveAck.Philly wrote:
Thanks. I had trouble finding that. However, I received a notification saying my boxes were oversized (22" long) and the notice had much smaller dimensions as the largest size.

The FCs seem to have gotten a new initiative as of late - there are multiple reports in the two forums more closely concerned w/ FBA about improper notifications concerning package sizes. Many sellers are simply accepting responsibility, but not filing cases that quote published policy may not be the best way to keep this from happening in the future...

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I received a notification saying my boxes were oversized (22" long)

Naw, I send in 22x22x22 boxes all the time.
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Remember, boxes can not be over 50lbs as well

Just to clarify, if it's a single unit it can be >50lbs but must be labeled, something like "Team Lift" IIRC
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Box can be over 50 lbs if u put a label on boX as TEAM LIFT
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We send oversize products to FBA in a box size 26 x 17 x 41 at ~46lbs. In the 6 months and many shipments later never heard of any problems with this from FBA. Just as a note, if we add about two inches anywhere on that box size, our shipping cost almost doubles to FBA.
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A USPS Post Office clerk in New Jersey told me a few years ago 70 or 75 lbs max

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I highly suggest you search for, download and read the PDF for inbound FBA shipments as well as the associated fees so you don't get surprised.

Boxes can be "oversized" but still acceptable to FBA, you just pay higher fees. All multi-pack boxes (more than one unit per box) must be under 50 lbs or you run the risk of losing your goods and being blocked from shipping into FBA. If your single product is over 50 lbs you need to put a heavy, team lift sticker on the box.

Again, do yourself a favor and download the FBA PDF document for inbound goods and make sure you understand the associated fees. Its very detailed and will save you a lot of headaches (and money). If you are sending in pallet quantities, check out Amazon partner LTL costs for shipping. You can save a ton of money in freight by using LTL versus UPS.
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BYDEALS wrote:
Box can be over 50 lbs if u put a label on boX as TEAM LIFT

A box can be over 50 pounds only if it contains a single item.
If more than 1 item in the box then it cannot be over 50 pounds.
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Gatorback Tool Belts by Contractor Pro wrote:
We send oversize products to FBA in a box size 26 x 17 x 41 at ~46lbs. In the 6 months and many shipments later never heard of any problems with this from FBA. Just as a note, if we add about two inches anywhere on that box size, our shipping cost almost doubles to FBA.
You have been fortunate so far.

Last fall, Many FBA sellers were suspended for sending boxes that just came close to 25" and/or 50 pounds. Recently, they've been on the "war path" again.

If you want to risk your selling privilege fine, but don't insinuate that anything other than following "the book" is acceptable behavior.

Funky
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