When using Amazon FBA, your products need to be sent e-Commerce ready, meaning the items are prepped, labeled, and properly packaged. This is so they can be received accurately and made available for sale as fast as possible, ensuring your products reach customers in the best possible condition.
If your products are not properly packaged when they arrive at a Fulfillment Center, Amazon will have to perform their own prep services at a higher fee than the planned prep service they initially offer FBA users.
When creating a shipment, click “Prepare Instructions” in the “Send/Replenish Inventory” category. Depending on the product, Amazon may offer prep instructions or prep guidance, whichever is appropriate for the products you are shipping. Some of these items include sharp objects, powders, liquids, baby products, and apparel.
The most common issues seen with pre-prep come with products packed using poly bagging, bubble wrap, and tape.