FBA Prep Services

Ready your order for distribution through Amazon FBA Prep.

When you ship through Amazon’s FBA service (Fulfillment by Amazon), they have specific product packaging and fulfillment prep requirements. Proper packaging and preparing units (FBA prep) helps reduce the receive time delays, protect your products in fulfillment centers, and create a better customer experience.

What is FBA?

With FBA, Amazon requires all products to be prepared for shipping, including checks for safety and other restrictions. Amazon and different warehouses charge a premium to prep your products for shipment through FBA.

Before you send your items to Amazon, use Warehousing Pro as your dedicated prepping partner. We’ll package your items to Amazon’s specifications, print and apply labels and barcodes, and ship them to a regional facility.

Best of all, we do it with our simple pricing model and NO hidden fees.

How we do FBA prep

We’re a leading fulfillment prep services provider designed specifically for Amazon FBA merchants.

  • We receive your products, verify quantities, and inspect for visible damages.
  • We set up and notify Amazon of the pending shipments.
  • We repackage, bag, and tag your products, applying FNSKU labels and even other labels if needed (choking hazard, expiration date, etc).
  • We divide your products to ship out to different Amazon fulfillment centers, using either small parcel or LTL service.

What Are FBA Prep Services and Why Do I Need Them?

An Amazon FBA prep service helps sellers prepare their products for storage and shipment according to standards set by Amazon. When participating in the FBA program, your products are stored in fulfillment centers and warehouses. Amazon will handle the process of picking, packing, and shipping. The company will also handle customer service for the products shipped to your customers.

The best FBA prep service ensures that your products meet the strict guidelines Amazon provides before they are sent to the designated fulfillment center. Working with our Amazon FBA preparation specialists offers certain vital benefits:

Product Inspection and Quality Control

Your products will be inspected thoroughly at our Amazon FBA prep center. We ensure your products meet specific quality standards, which prevents issues with customer complaints regarding damaged or defective goods.

Packing and Labeling

It is important to note that Amazon has set specific packaging and labeling standards for all products to be stored in their warehouses. Our team ensures that your products are packaged and labeled, ensuring smooth processing and preventing delays.

Barcoding and Repackaging

Each item sent to a fulfillment center needs a unique barcode to be correctly identified. Our team applies these FNSKU (Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit) labels on all products shipped to different Amazon fulfillment centers. This ensures better inventory management and accurate parcel tracking. We also repackage items depending on the nature of your products and poly bagging items if necessary to protect them from dust, moisture, and other potential contaminants.

product selection and listing

Product Selection and Listing

Sellers choose the products suitable for FBA services since shipping some items may require additional requirements and certain restrictions. For instance, food and dietary supplements, batteries, electronics, fragile items, clothing, textiles, children’s products, and certain brands may have restrictions or additional requirements.

If you’re shipping branded items, Amazon may require authorization documents to prove that you are authorized to distribute and sell such brands. Another example is in the food and dietary supplements product category. Sellers must provide proof of compliance with safety regulations with proper labeling. The package details must include expiration dates, ingredients, and other pertinent information.

Product Packaging

Products shipped through an Amazon FBA prep center should be encased in protective and secure packaging. Doing so prevents damage during transit. However, sellers are discouraged from using excessive packaging for branding purposes. The original barcode on your product’s packaging should be clear enough to be scanned with no problems.

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Amazon requires using FNSKU for sellers using the FBA service, labeling it over the UPC. Use the appropriate label for each product or unit shipped to Amazon fulfillment centers in Tennessee or other warehouses nationwide. The barcodes and labels should remain readable, properly positioned, and transparent, which ensures proper and accurate scanning, making processing much more effortless.

Poly Bagging and Palletizing

Products with small, loose, or multiple parts may require poly bagging to keep all the essential components together. Poly bags must be transparent in compliance with Amazon’s guidelines found in Seller Central. These bags must be 1.5 mils (thousandth of an inch) and have a barcode or ASIN label on the outside. If you’re shipping items with small parts, include a suffocation warning on the label.

When making large shipments, boxes should be palletized for easier handling. Amazon has specific pallet requirements that you should follow:

  • Pallets must be made of wood
  • Required dimensions: 48” x 40” or 122 cm x 102 cm
  • Maximum weight is 1,500 lbs.
  • Maximum height is 72 inches
Shipping, Quality Control, and Documentation

Shipping, Quality Control, and Documentation

Sellers create shipping plans on Seller Central with labels printed and applied on the boxes. You can choose to have Amazon handle the shipping, arrange for it yourself, or hire FBA prep services to do it for you. If you plan to outsource the shipment and other preparations, you should know the Amazon FBA prep service fees that will be charged.

An Amazon FBA prep service makes the entire process more convenient since service providers do the quality control for you, ensuring that your items meet quality standards. As the trusted and best FBA prep service, our specialists at Warehousing Pro also provide all necessary documentation, including packing lists, content information, and shipping plans.

In addition, our team helps you manage and monitor your inventory. We ship your products to the designated fulfillment center.

  • Pallets must be made of wood
  • Required dimensions: 48” x 40” or 122 cm x 102 cm
  • Maximum weight is 1,500 lbs.
  • Maximum height is 72 inches

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using FBA Prep Services vs. Doing It Myself?

There are several ways in which shipping to an Amazon fulfillment center in Nashville or another location via an FBA prep service can save you money. These centers can temporarily store your products, so you don’t have to spend on rented warehousing space. You also save time since specialists will handle getting your products ready for shipment. You focus on scaling your operations and growing your Amazon store.

Pros of Using FBA Prep Services
  • Time-saving
  • Leverage professional expertise
  • Better quality control
  • Scalability
  • Convenience
  • Prep services are another cost
Pros of DIY FBA Preparation
  • Cost saving.
  • Hands-on quality control
  • Learning opportunities
  • Complex process
  • Time-consuming
  • Scalability is challenging
  • Potential for costly mistakes, mishandling, and returns

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You leverage our expertise at Warehousing Pro, making Amazon FBA preparation and shipping a seamless experience. We provide a suite of services to make shipping and handling easy, efficient, and convenient for your business.