This article applies to selling in: United States

Error 6000: Invalid Time Zone

Timezone indicates an invalid time zone (string).

This error occurs when the time zone element of a date is incorrectly formatted. Time zone information is not required when entering dates, but is recommended. Dates must be in the standard ISO-compliant format.

As an example, if you include a time zone, February 29, 2008, 1:10:30 p.m. in Seattle should be expressed as:

  • 2008-02-29T13:10:30-8:00
The ISO standard is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). If you're in the Pacific Time Zone, you are 8 hours off GMT (7 hours off GMT in Daylight Savings). This is indicated by the "-8:00" in the formula above. If you're in the Eastern Time Zone, you are 5 hours off GMT (4 hours off GMT in Daylight Savings).
Sign in to use the tool and get personalized help (desktop browser required). Sign in

Reach Hundreds of Millions of Customers

Start Selling On Amazon

© 1999-2022,, Inc. or its affiliates