Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), is Amazon’s product inventory storage and shipping services. Amazon FBA eligibility can be achieved in three steps.
FBA eligibility is available if you create an Amazon account and comply with the product restrictions.
Amazon provides an FBA quick-start manual. However, this article covers all of the key points.
This mini-starters guide will show you how to apply for FBA. These are the steps to follow in order to be eligible for FBA.
1. Amazon Seller Account Requirements
First, you need to create an Amazon seller account in order to be eligible for Amazon FBA.
First, decide what product you want to sell. You will also need to decide whether an Individual Plan is required or a Professional Plan.
Amazon has over 20 categories in which you can list your products. You get 10 niche Amazon listing categories when you sign up for the Professional seller plan.
Amazon sellers’ plans are priced according to your sales volume. Sellers of individual plans pay approximately $1 per item.
For unlimited sales, professional plan sellers will pay approximately $40 per month
Register to create an Amazon seller account through the Seller Central portal.
read the “Amazon wishlist?” article from SellerApp.
2. Restrictions on Product
Once you have been verified as an Amazon seller, ensure that your inventory follows the product restrictions guidelines.
If your inventory is not restricted, it’s no use signing up for Amazon. Amazon is very specific about what FBA can and cannot ship.
Amazon FBA is a warehouse- and shipment fulfillment service. Therefore, all orders and held inventory are subject to product restrictions.
Most restrictions are simple. First, you cannot sell it in the United States legally. This applies to alcohol as well as non-alcoholic beer.
FBA also has some restrictions. You can’t sell paper sky lanterns or loose batteries, automobile tires, and any stored value card such as a gift voucher.
FBA also prohibits products that do not meet the requirements of its inventory packaging requirements.
To ensure that your inventory qualifies for FBA, you can read the complete list of FBA product restrictions.
3. Inventory requirements
FBA provides inventory storage in its huge Amazon warehouses located around the world.
Fulfillment by Amazon requires that you follow the requirements for inventory preparation, packaging, and labeling in order to ensure your inventory is stored and orders are fulfilled.
FBA Inventory Requirements apply to each product category with some commonalities.
Barcodes must be placed on all products, whether they are barcoded with an Amazon or manufacturer barcode.
FBA won’t ship products if the barcode isn’t placed on the packaging correctly or cannot be found on the box.
FBA guidelines for loose products and shipping packaging are simple. It is forbidden to have any loose products in your box.
Make sure it is packed securely. Amazon requires sellers to use rigid cardboard boxes with six sides.
Amazon prohibits products that require FBA warehouse workers for assembly in order to ship.
After creating your Amazon product listing, you can prepare your products to be shipped to the FBA warehouse center.
You can assign your order inventory to FBA, and then ship it to Amazon.