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Packaging Glass, Ceramic, Breakable, and Fragile Units

Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements, and product restrictions may result in the immediate refusal of inventory upon receipt at the Amazon fulfilment centre, disposal of the inventory upon receipt, blocking future shipments to the fulfilment centre, or charging for preparation at the fulfilment centre or for noncompliance.

How to prep fragile products

Fragile Units should be packaged so they will not break and possibly create a safety hazard during storage, shipment preparation, or shipment to the customer. A fragile Unit must be packaged in either a six solid-sided box, or completely secured in bubble wrap, so the Unit is not exposed in any way.

Watch this brief video for examples of how to prep your products for shipment to and storage in Amazon fulfilment centres.

Packaging guidelines

Do... Do Not...

Individually wrap or box all units to prevent damage. For example, in a set of four wine glasses, each individual wine glass must be wrapped.

Box fragile Units with six solid sides, so the Unit is not exposed in any way.

Wrap multiple Units individually to prevent them from damaging one another within their package.

Make sure your packaged Units can pass a 1-metre drop test onto a hard surface without breaking. A drop test consists of five drops:

  • Flat on base
  • Flat on top
  • Flat on longest side
  • Flat on shortest side
  • On a corner

Make sure your packaged Units can pass a full minute vigorous shaking (FMVS) test.

Leave empty space in the package, which may lower the chance of passing the 1-metre drop test and the FMVS test.

Permitted packaging materials:

  • Boxes
  • Dunnage
  • Labels

Examples of prepped units

packaging fragile glass
Not permitted: Breakable Unit is exposed. Permitted: Breakable Unit is not exposed and is protected with bubble wrap.

Not permitted: The Unit is exposed and unprotected. Parts can snag and break. Permitted: The Unit is protected with bubble wrap preventing parts from snagging.
Recommended cushioning materials
Paper Bubble wrap
Foam sheets Air pillows
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