Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements,
safety requirements, and product restrictions may result in the refusal of inventory at the
Amazon fulfillment center, disposal or return of inventory, blocking of future shipments to
the fulfillment center, or charging for preparation or for noncompliance at the fulfillment
Any jewelry unit that can be damaged by tearing, dirt, dust or liquid during the
fulfillment process must be packaged following these guidelines. Jewelry must be packaged so
that the unit cannot be damaged or cause unsafe conditions by having the material exposed
during the fulfillment process.
Watch these brief videos for examples of how to prep your products for shipment
to and storage in Amazon fulfillment centers.
Pouches must be packed individually in plastic bags with the barcode on the outside of
the pouch to avoid damage from dust. Place a product description label on the side with
the greatest surface area.
The bag should be appropriate for size of a pouch. Do not force a pouch into a bag that
is too small or place it in a bag where it can easily shift around. The edges of large
bags are more likely to get caught and tear exposing contents to dust or dirt.
Poly bags (minimum 1.5 mil.) with a 5" opening or larger must have a "suffocation
warning." Example: "Plastic bags can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation; keep
this bag away from babies and children."
All poly bags must be transparent.
Examples of pouches properly packaged one per bag with barcode inside the bag for
protection against dust. The bags are slightly larger than the pouches.
Example of pouch that is exposed, unprotected, and improperly packaged. The contents of the
pouch are bagged, but the barcode is inside the pouch and cannot be scanned without removing
it from the pouch.
Boxes made of material that is easily cleaned do not have to be bagged. Sleeves are
sufficient protection from dust.
Boxes made of fabric-like material that is susceptible to dust or tearing must to be
bagged or boxed individually with barcode displayed prominently.
Protective sleeve or bag should be only slightly larger than unit.
Box sleeves should be snug enough or secured in such a way that they will not slide off
and the barcode must be visible with the sleeve in place.
Barcodes should be attached to box if possible; they can be attached to sleeves if
This example shows a fabric-like box properly stored in a bag slightly larger than the box.
This is properly packaged.
This example shows a box stored in a bag that is much larger than the unit and the label is
not on the box. This bag is more likely to be punctured or torn and the barcode separated
from the unit. This is improperly packaged.
This example shows a box poorly protected by a sleeve that is not secured enabling the box
to slip out and become separated from the sleeve and the barcode. This is improperly
Best practice for high-value jewelry
As high-value jewelry may not sell quickly, we recommend that you package these Units in
protective bags to help protect them while they are at the fulfillment center. If you are
sending products to FBA that have a Replacement Value greater than $2,000.00, please be
aware of the FBA Lost and
Damaged reimbursement policy.
Permitted packaging materials: