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Packaging apparel, fabric, and textiles

Following the Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) product packaging guidelines can limit damage to your products, help make shipping costs more predictable, and help ensure the best buyer experience.

Cloth, fabric and textiles can be damaged by dust or humidity. These products should be packaged so they are not damaged during receipt, stocking, shipment preparation, or shipment to the buyer. Place units in a sealed poly bag, shrink wrap or box.

Related guidelines: Packaging and prep requirements

Watch this brief video for examples of how to prep your products for shipment to and storage in Amazon fulfillment centers.

How to Prep Apparel, Fabric, Plush, and Textiles

Packaging guidelines

Do... Do not...

Place individual units of apparel and products made of fabric or textiles, along with any cardboard backings, in transparent, sealed bags or shrink wrap (minimum of 1.5 mil) clearly marked with a suffocation warning label.

Fold items to the smallest dimensions to fit in the package.

For items with negligible dimensions or weight, please input 0.01 inch for length, height, and width, and 0.05 lb for weight.

Fold all clothing neatly to its minimal dimensions and place it in an exact-fit bag or box. Make sure boxes aren’t creased or broken.

Measure footwear in its original, manufacturer-provided box.

Use boxes for materials such as leather that could be damaged by bags or shrink wrap.

Ensure that each product has a scannable label visible after bagging.

Package footwear with no material exposed.

Allow the bag or shrink wrap to protrude more than 3 inches past the dimensions of the product.

Include hangers.

Send in unmatched singles or groups of shoes without a secured shoebox.

Use packaging for footwear other than the original manufacturer-provided box.

Permitted packaging materials

  • Poly bags and shrink wrap
  • Labels
  • Cardboard footprints
  • Boxes

Examples of prepped units

Not permitted: The product is exposed to dust, dirt, and damage.

Permitted: The product is in a sealed poly bag with a suffocation warning label.

Not permitted: The product is exposed to dust, dirt, and damage.

Permitted: The product is in a sealed poly bag with a suffocation warning label.

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