What are FBA Prep Services?
FBA prep services, also known as Fulfillment by Amazon prep services, are third-party companies that offer assistance with preparing and packaging products to be sold on Amazon’s marketplace. FBA prep services can help sellers with a variety of tasks, such as labeling products, bundling multiple items together, and inspecting products for quality control. They can also assist with repackaging products that don’t meet Amazon’s packaging requirements or regulations, as well as storing and shipping products directly to Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Using an FBA prep service can save sellers time and money by streamlining the fulfillment process and ensuring that their products are packaged and labeled correctly, which can help prevent costly errors and delays. It can also help sellers expand their business by enabling them to sell a wider variety of products, since they can rely on the expertise of the prep service to handle the logistics of preparing and shipping their inventory.
Which Product Types are the Most Challenging to Prepare for FBA?
The most difficult products types to prepare for FBA are those that are fragile, heavy/oversized, hazardous or grocery goods with expiration dates. These items require extra caution when packing and shipping, from following additional safety and security procedures to making sure that perishables remain fresh.
Is it Better for my Barcode to be a UPC or an FNSKU?
Amazon recognizes both and one may be more beneficial than the other depending on your product and process. The FNSKU is unique to Amazon, which can make it easier to match your barcodes to the associated ASINs.
What is an ASIN?
An ASIN, or Amazon Standard Identification Number, is a unique alphanumeric code assigned to each product listed on the Amazon platform. This 10-character code acts as an identifier for products, allowing users to easily search and find them on the site. ASINs are nested under an overarching group of related items known as a Global Catalog Identifier (GCID).