FBA Inbound Shipment Wizard > Tab 3: Prep Guidance

Overview

In the Prep Guidance tab, you can see Amazon’s preparation instructions, including any special package or label requirements.Prep guidance tab


Configure Prep Guidance

In this step:

  1. Review the item preparation instructions provided by Amazon. Check the Column Descriptions table below.
  2. You have access to a few actions, such as printing barcode labels or revising dimensions and weight. See action descriptions in the Actions Available table below.
  3. When ready, click the blue arrow to move to the next step in the wizard: Amazon Shipments. Clicking the arrow sends the shipment to Amazon for review.

The tables below describe each of the columns and actions available.

Column Descriptions

COLUMNDESCRIPTION
SKUProduct SKU in Sellercloud.
QtyThe item quantity for the shipment.
Product NameName of the product in Sellercloud.
ASINAmazon Standard Identification Number listing identifier.

Connects the item to a listing.

FNSKUAmazon FBA SKU.

Identifier used by Amazon fulfillment centers to identify units of a specific ASIN.

If an item does not show an FNSKU (for example, it has not shipped to FBA before), click its Get FNSKU icon to find it. Note that this only works if the item already has an FNSKU on Amazon.

Barcode instructionsThe item’s barcode requirement determined by Amazon:

  • Can use original barcode – Item does not require a scannable FBA product label. The original manufacturer’s barcode can be used.
  • Requires FNSKU Label – The item requires a scannable FBA product label. Cover any original bar codes on the item.
Prep GuidanceAmazon’s specific preparation requirements that sellers must adhere to for items to be fully received at Amazon fulfillment centers:

  • See Prep Instructions List – Item needs preparation in addition to any item labeling that may be required. This only appears if an item’s Prep Instructions value is populated.
  • Consult Help documents – Amazon is unable to determine preparation instructions for this item but may provide guidance at a future date after evaluating the item.
    Important! The seller is responsible for ensuring that each item is properly prepared for shipment to Amazon’s fulfillment network.
  • No Additional Prep Required – The item does not require preparation other than any item labeling that may be required.
Prep instructionsPreparation instructions for shipping an item to Amazon’s fulfillment network. Values can include one or more of these:

  • None
  • Polybagging – Polybagging is required
  • BubbleWrapping – Bubble wrapping is required
  • Taping – Taping is required
  • BlackShrinkWrapping – Black shrink wrapping is required
  • Labeling – FNSKU label should be applied to the item
  • HangGarment – The item should be placed on a hanger
Internal NoteIf the App Setting EnableInternalFBAPrepNote is enabled, the column Internal Note appears, where you can show internal FBA Prep instructions. To enter a prep note, go to a product’s Amazon Properties page and update the Internal FBA Prep Note field in the FBA panel.

Actions Available

ACTIONDESCRIPTION
Print Product LabelsPrint barcode labels for a product that cannot use its original barcode (per Amazon’s prep guidance). Sellercloud will generate and let you download the exact quantity of labels for the units as a PDF file in the required format.

You can print custom labels using plugins; contact Sellercloud Support for details.
Revise dimensions and weightYou can send the product’s dimensions and weight info to Amazon for revision by selecting the product and clicking the Revise icon.
Get Prep InstructionsClick to manually refresh the prep instructions for all SKUs in the shipment.

 

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