FBA uses barcodes to identify and track inventory throughout the fulfillment process. Each item you send to an Amazon fulfillment center requires a barcode.
There are two kinds of barcodes for identifying products:
If you choose to use manufacturer barcodes, when customers purchase a product from you, Amazon can send the item that is closest to them, even if you didn't send it to the fulfillment center. When that happens, you get the credit for the sale, and we transfer an item from your inventory to the seller whose inventory was used to fulfill the order. In addition, if you use the manufacturer barcode, you don't have to apply an Amazon barcode to each item yourself.
If your product is not eligible to track with only a manufacturer barcode, an Amazon barcode will be required in place of the manufacturer barcode. Unless you are the brand owner and have enrolled the ASINs to Amazon Brand Registry, you may use the manufacturer barcode for that brand while non-Brand Registered sellers are required to apply Amazon barcodes.
For more information, see Using the manufacturer barcode to track inventory.
Amazon barcodes must be applied to all products that are not tracked using manufacturer barcodes. This category is comprised of:
You can print Amazon barcodes and apply them to your products yourself, or Amazon can print and apply them for a per-item fee. For more information, see Use an Amazon barcode to track inventory and FBA Label Service.
In the below section, you will learn about the requirements for labeling your units for Labeled Inventory, as well as what products are eligible for Stickerless, Commingled Inventory and FBA Label Service.
|Labeled Inventory||Learn about the requirements for printing Amazon product labels, labeling your products, ensuring accurate scanning of your labels, and common errors to avoid when labeling your products.|
|Stickerless, Commingled Inventory||Learn about the eligibility requirements for Stickerless, Commingled Inventory.|
|Label Service (may not be available in your region)||Learn about the requirements for enabling your seller account for FBA Label Service, as well as the requirements a product must meet in order to be eligible.|