This article applies to selling in: United Arab Emirates

Prepare your products for FBA shipping

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The Shipment Creation Workflow allows you to create a shipment to our fulfillment centers in these 6 easy steps:


  1. Set Quantity
  2. Prepare Products
  3. Label Products
  4. Preview Shipments
  5. Prepare Shipment
  6. View Summary

FBA has product preparation requirements that must be followed in order for units to be received at Amazon Fulfilment Centres. From Prepare Product you can review Amazon provided Prep Guidance. If you have questions about the guidance provided, please contact Seller Support for select products in your plan based on the Preparation Category they belong to. A list of these products can be displayed using the Prep required filter tab. Prep Guidance provides instructions for packaging and protecting your products.

Important: It is your responsibility to determine the type of preparation required to ship your products safely to Amazon, even if prep guidance is not available in your seller account. Review our packaging and prep requirements to determine if your products require product prep and follow any general product preparation requirements.
Preparation Category Description and Examples Prep Video Tutorial
Fragile The product is glass or is otherwise fragile.
  • Glass
  • China
  • Picture frames
Liquids The product is a liquid or requires a seal.
  • Liquid soap
  • Spray bottles
  • Lotions
Textiles The product is made of cloth or fabric and can be damaged by dirt, dust, moisture, or liquid.
  • Apparel
  • Blankets
  • Linens
Plush/Baby The product is a plush toy that collects dust or for a child three years old or younger.
  • Stuffed toys
  • Pacifiers
  • Baby bottles
Small The longest side of the product is less than 54 mm — about the width of a credit card.
  • Some jewelry
  • Key Chains
  • Flash drives
Adult The product displays potentially offensive material, such as profanity or nudity.
  • Explicit magazines
  • Explicit movies
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Prepare your products for FBA shipping


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