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Small and Light prep and packaging guide

Packaging checklist

  • All ASINs meet program eligibility requirements and have been successfully added (See FBA Small & Light Inventory report).
  • Same-ASIN units are bundled together in clear plastic bags, manufacturer, or seller case packs.
  • Each bag, outer case, or shrink-wrapped bundle has a label with the total quantity of sellable units.
  • Each individual unit has a scannable manufacturer barcode or Amazon barcode.
    • UPC or EAN barcodes must link to a single ASIN when scanned.
    • Use an Amazon FNSKU if the unit does not have a scannable UPC or EAN, or if the UPC/EAN links to more than one ASIN.
  • Glass and sharp objects are safely packaged to prevent breakage or injury. For more information, see Packaging glass ceramic breakable and fragile units and Packaging sharp units.
  • Small and Light only uses poly bags and Jiffy bags. Crushable items such as potato chips and glass should be properly prepped and packaged so they do not crush or break when shipped. Broken or crushed items will not be received at the fulfillment center. They will be removed or disposed of at your expense.

Shipment checklist

  • A minimum of 24 units per SKU must be sent in each shipment.
  • Shipment contents match the shipping plan.
  • Shipment does not contain dangerous goods (hazmat) or items that are temperature-sensitive, meltable, or crushable.
  • The shipping box does not exceed 25 inches on any side, and does not weigh more than 50 lb.
  • If applicable, pallets are single-stacked and front-loaded with no more than 22 skids per trailer.

Tips for success

  • Do not send shipments with excess inventory. For more information, see Manage Excess Inventory.
  • Only send shipments to the fulfillment center specified on the shipping label.

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Unique program requirements

  • Each unit weighs less than or equal to 10 ounces, and has dimensions less than or equal to 16x9x4 inches.
  • A minimum of 24 units per ASIN must be sent in each shipment.
  • All same-ASIN units within a shipping box must be bundled together using a clear plastic bag, a manufacturer or seller case pack (i.e., boxed or shrink-wrapped), or other means of grouping your same-ASIN units together.
  • On the outside of each same-ASIN bag or pack, the total quantity of sellable units must be clearly labeled.
  • Each individual sellable unit must have a scannable UPC or EAN manufacturer barcode. If no barcode is available, then print and apply an Amazon barcode during shipment creation.
  • If applicable, pallets must be single stacked, and front loaded with no more than 22 skids per trailer.
  • FBA Small and Light does not provide prep or labeling services. Items not properly prepped will need to be removed or disposed of at your expense. For more information, see Remove inventory (overview).
  • FBA Small and Light cannot accept dangerous goods (hazmat), crushable, or temperature sensitive items.
  • FBA Small and Light shipments are not eligible for FBA Inventory Placement Service.

Example 1: Units in clear plastic bags

Proper packaging

  • All units in the shipping box are in clear plastic bags.
  • Each bag is labeled with the total quantity of sellable units.
  • Each individual sellable unit within a bag has a scannable UPC or EAN barcode from the manufacturer. If no barcode is present, please apply an Amazon barcode.

Correct packaging

Incorrect packaging

The following is not a clear plastic bag.

There is no clear plastic bag or outer case pack. There is no label for total quantity of sellable units.

Example 2: Units in manufacturer or seller case packs

Proper packaging

  • All units within the shipping box are in case packs.
  • Each outer case is labeled with the total quantity of sellable units.
  • Each sellable unit in a bag has a scannable UPC or EAN barcode from the manufacturer. If no barcode is present, you must apply an Amazon barcode.

Correct packaging

Incorrect packaging

In the following, the outer case has a scannable barcode, but there is no barcode label for total quantity of sellable units.


Example 3: Units that are shrink-wrapped

Proper packaging

  • All units within the shipping box are properly shrink-wrapped.
  • Each shrink-wrapped bundle is labeled with the total quantity of sellable units.
  • Each individual sellable unit in a bag has a scannable UPC or EAN barcode from the manufacturer. If no barcode is present, please apply an Amazon barcode.

Correct packaging

Example 4: Multiple ASINs in one box

When each ASIN meets all the requirements below, you can ship multiple ASINs in one shipping box

  • All same-ASIN units in the shipping box are bundled together in clear plastic bags or manufacturer / seller case packs (i.e, boxed or shrink-wrapped).
  • On the outside of each same-ASIN bag or pack, the total quantity of sellable units is clearly labeled.
  • Each, individual sellable unit in a bag has a scannable UPC or EAN barcode from the manufacturer. If no barcode is present, apply an Amazon barcode.

Correct packaging


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