Fulfillment by Amazon: Your First FBA Shipment: Labeling
Articles,  Blog

Fulfillment by Amazon: Your First FBA Shipment: Labeling


(chiming tones) – [Presenter] At Amazon, we use bar codes to streamline the order
and shipping process. Bar codes identify the product itself, a specific book title, or replacement part, for example, but also identify you as an FBA seller so you get credit for the sale. The third step in the
Shipping Creation Workflow is labeling your Amazon products. At this step in the process, you’ll have three options
for labeling your products. Print the labels yourself using the tools available
in Seller Central. Use the existing Manufacturer
Barcode for eligible products. By using Manufacturer Barcode, you can skip having to
apply labels yourself. Finally, you can use FBA’s Label Service. For a small fee, FBA will take care of labeling qualified units for you. If any of your products are eligible to use the Manufacturer’s Barcode, you’ll be notified on this page. If you want to use Amazon’s label service, mark each item as Labeled
by Amazon, and continue. If you decide to label your own products, there are a few things to keep in mind. This step in the process will
generate a print-ready file that you can save for later, or print using Avery 5160 mailing labels. The file will be formatted to print, so you just need to add the
blank labels to a laser printer. If you are shipping more
than 100 SKUs on a shipment, be aware that our system only
shows 100 products per page. You’ll need to make
sure to click All Pages on your shipment, and generate
a label file for each page. Here’s a sample of what
your label will look like. They will have a barcode, a number corresponding to the barcode, called an FN SKU, and the product title. In most cases, the product title should be enough information
for you to match labels to the correct product. If not, you can generate a packing list later in the shipping creation process to match the FN SKUs to
their corresponding products. If the product doesn’t
need extra packaging, make sure you cover any original barcodes, such as UPC, EAN, or ISBN codes. Put the label on a smooth surface, avoiding corners, edges, or curves. For products that do
require extra packaging, such as bubble wrap, poly bags, or other protective packaging
that might obscure a label, make sure to put the label on the outside. The label should be easily accessible without unwrapping the product. A few final tips. Don’t photocopy the labels you print out, and don’t use labels that
are smudged, faded, or torn. For best results, use
a clean laser printer, and print at 300 DPI. Clear, crisp labels that
are properly placed, easily accessible, and
on the right product are key to efficient receiving and more satisfied customers. (short tone)

3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *