Amazon has recently announced FBA Prep Service – a convenient and cost effective way to get your products prepared (prep) and packaged for storage and handling at the fulfilment centre during inbound. This will help to simplify selling on Amazon, this service allows you to focus on growing your business while Amazon takes care of the fulfilment.
Prep activities available as part of this service are Product Taping, Bubble-wrap, Poly-Bagging and Opaque Bagging. You can continue to opt to Product Labelling service (FNSKU stickering) launched in April 2017.
Starting June 15, 2018, you can opt to Amazon Inbound Prep service by following either of the following steps (Login to Seller Central required):
- During inbound shipment-creation workflow, click Prepare Products > Who Prepares > Amazon.
- On your Seller Central home page, click Settings > Fulfilment by Amazon > Optional Services > Who Preps > Select “Amazon”.
In case you choose to prep the products yourself but the products have missing / incomplete / damaged prep upon receipt at the fulfilment centre, Amazon preps them as “Unplanned Prep” and charges you a corresponding “Unplanned Prep” fee.
For more details on prep service, refer to the following FBA Prep Service help page (sign-in required):
Rate card for the prep activities:
*First Infraction: First instance of Unplanned Seller-ASIN combination
**Non-Compliance: Second and subsequent instances of Unplanned Seller-ASIN combination
Note: All oversize items weighing more than 30 Kg are classified as Oversize Heavy and Bulky
Please note that the term “labelling” and “prep” used herein are generic in nature and are associated only with a label and/or additional preparation required for smooth processing of the product within the fulfilment centres of Amazon and is for processes/ purposes internal to Amazon. The term “labelling” and “prep” does not and should not in any manner be construed as processing/value addition and/or a label and prep required under any law or regulation now or in future in force, which may be applicable to the product(s).
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