By default, your seller account is set to use the manufacturer barcode to track your eligible inventory throughout the Amazon fulfilment process. You can change this default barcode preference at any time.
If you choose to use manufacturer barcodes, when customers purchase a product from you, Amazon can send the item that is closest to them, even if you didn't send it to the fulfilment centre. When that happens, you get the credit for the sale, and we transfer an item from your inventory to the seller whose inventory was used to fulfil the order. In addition, if you use the manufacturer barcode, you don't have to apply an Amazon barcode to each item yourself.
Even though inventory tracked using the manufacturer barcode is commingled within the network, the source of the inventory is tracked by our fulfilment systems and is taken into consideration if inventory problems arise.
To ensure that we can track your inventory accurately, Amazon has specific eligibility requirements for products using the manufacturer barcode. To qualify, products must:
Amazon will identify the products that are not eligible and require an Amazon barcode when you create your offer. Amazon will, at our sole discretion, determine which products meet the eligibility requirements for using manufacturer barcodes. We reserve the right to disqualify products from using manufacturer barcodes that otherwise meet the above requirements.
You can change your default barcode preference in your Fulfilment by Amazon settings at any time. Your new default barcode preference applies only to offers that you create after you change your setting. You cannot change your default preference for existing offers and must either create a new offer or change the barcode preference for each existing offer individually.
To change your barcode setting at any time:
Allow 24 hours for the changes to be fully processed before creating new offers for your eligible inventory.
If you submit a removal order for inventory tracked using manufacturer barcodes, the items you receive may not be the same units that you originally sent to Amazon.