July 18, 2022

Amazon packaging guidelines: This is what sellers have to consider

Take the product out of the warehouse, pack it and ship it to the customer or the logistics center - that's the end of the Amazon order. But it's not quite that simple. Sellers have to observe one or two guidelines when preparing and shipping shipments. In this article, we will show you which Amazon packaging guidelines exist. We will also show you a provider where you can order personalized packaging for your products.

General requirements

Let's start by looking at Amazon's general packaging guidelines. These come into play when shipping to logistics centers. The first important guideline is that each package must contain a unique FNSKU. You also need a clearly visible barcode on the outside of your package. If there are any other codes on your box or packaging, you must remove or cover them.

If you do not comply with these packaging guidelines, Amazon may reject your items under certain circumstances. You will then receive them back at your own expense. If you don't know how to update Amazon SKUs yet, you can find useful information in this post.

Packing for sets

Special guidelines apply to products sold as a set. They must already be marked as a set on the packaging. It must be clear from this that the products must not be separated. They also need a separate ASIN, which is different from the actual product ASIN. Barcodes on the individual products must also be covered or face inwards.

Guidelines for cartons

Items you need to pack in boxes that have six sides. Also, make sure that the boxes do not open accidentally. Furthermore, moderate pressure should not yet cause any creases in the packaging. As a rule, the cartons should not show any damage to the product in a drop test from a height of 1.25 meters.

Guidelines for foil packaging

In addition to cartons, you can of course also ship products in a foil. Foil bags must be at least 0.0381 mm thick. In addition, the foil should be transparent and have a bar code. In addition, you must ensure complete sealing. It is also important that the foil pouch may only protrude 7.5 cm above the product.

Article with best before date

For articles with a best-before date, there are separate guidelines. The date must be printed on the outer carton and on the individual items in at least 36 font size. Overall, make sure that the respective date is well recognized by the employees in the logistics center.

Personalized packaging from Packhelp

If you want to deliver something special to your customers, you can also create custom packaging for your products. This works via Packhelp. There you can buy normal boxes or also shipping bags in all possible sizes and designs. With Packhelp Plus you have even more design options and can specify the dimensions yourself. You can also learn more about this in this article. 

That was our post about the Amazon packaging guidelines. Do you have any further questions about the individual packaging types or would you like to place an order with Packhelp? We will be happy to provide you with advice and support in this regard. Just send us a message - without any obligation, of course.

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