What are the requirements of Amazon logistics product bar code?
Amazon Logistics uses barcodes to identify and track inventory throughout the delivery process. Every item shipped to an Amazon operations center must have a barcode. Amazon bar Code as an official label, there are some requirements for sellers to understand.
There are currently three types of barcodes that can be used to identify goods:
- Manufacturer's bar codes (Eligible barcodes include UPC, EAN, JAN, and ISBN)
- Amazon Barcode (e.g. FNSKU)
- Transparency Security Code (Brand owner only, may be required to provide this code to help prevent counterfeiting)
Note: If a brand has been approved to join the Amazon brand Registry and the item does not have a manufacturer's barcode, you may apply for a Global Trade Item code exemption.
Manufacturer's bar code
By default, unless the bar code Settings are changed, Amazon will use the manufacturer's bar code to track compliant inventory during delivery. When multiple sellers' inventory has the same manufacturer's barcode, Amazon may use the closest inventory shipping order to the buyer to speed up delivery.
If the item does not qualify for virtual tracking using the manufacturer's barcode, the Amazon barcode will be used.
If the item does not meet the eligibility requirements for virtual tracking, you can obtain an exemption to use the manufacturer's barcode by applying to join the Amazon Brand Registration Program and registering your ASIN with this program. Sellers of unregistered brands are required to paste Amazon barcodes on items that do not qualify.
Note: If the manufacturer or brand owner wishes to print a barcode directly on the packaging of the product, please apply for the GS1 standard UPC barcode.
For all items that are not tracked using the manufacturer's barcode, an Amazon barcode must be pasted.
Such goods include:
· Goods not in "new product" condition
· Goods that do not have scannable UPC, EAN, JAN or ISBN barcodes
· Restricted goods and dangerous goods
· Goods with an expiration date
· Consumer goods or external goods
· Media goods
· Products for children or infants
Amazon's barcode can be printed and pasted on the product itself, or Amazon can print and paste it on its behalf (for a per-piece fee).
Note: Items that require additional packaging (such as bags or bubble wrap) can be tracked using the manufacturer's barcode or Amazon barcode. However, pre-treated goods need labeling.
Transparency security code
Transparency codes are anti-counterfeiting stickers that help brand owners and buyers identify goods as genuine. The Transparency code bears the Transparency symbol "T" and must not cover or be covered by any other label.
Note: Goods registered for Transparency are eligible for virtual tracking, with the exception of toys and games, goods in the maternal and child goods category, dangerous goods and goods with expiry dates. Amazon may change the categories that qualify for Transparency's program.