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Packaging Small Products

On this page, you will learn how to properly prep products that are smaller than a credit card to protect them from dust or damage throughout the fulfilment process.

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

Any product whose largest side is less than 54 mm needs to be packaged in a poly bag with the barcode on the outside of the bag to prevent the unit from being misplaced or lost. This will also protect the unit from damage by tearing, dirt, dust, or liquid during the fulfilment process.

Related guidelines: Packaging requirements – Poly-bagged units

Watch these brief videos for examples of how to prep your products for shipment to and storage in Amazon Fulfilment Centres.

Packaging guidelines

Do... Do not...
  • package small units in transparent sealed bags (minimum of 3 micrometres) clearly marked with a suffocation warning label in both English and French. Example: "Plastic bags can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this bag away from babies and children."
  • place a product description label with a scannable barcode on the side with the greatest surface area.
  • force a product into a bag that is too small.
  • pack small products in bags that are significantly larger than the unit itself.
  • pack small units in bags that are black or opaque.
  • allow bag to protrude more than 76 mm past the dimensions of the product.

Permitted packaging materials:

  • Labels
  • Poly bags

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