FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Does AMZ Transport also ship to Fulfillment centers outside the US?

Yes! We ship to all Amazon Fulfillment centers worldwide and can offer competitive rates to North America, Europe, Asia and more.


When does a poly bag require a suffocation warning label?

Poly bags will require a Suffocation Warning label if the opening of the bag is 5” or greater.


When does a unit require a UPC versus an FNSKU?

Amazon requires all products to display only one barcode.

  • If your account has enabled Stickerless Commingled Inventory, your products will not require an FNSKU.
  • If your account has enabled Stickered, Non-Commingled Inventory, your products will require an FNSKU.
  • Products requiring FNSKU labeling do not need to display a UPC code, but must still have a UPC assigned to the listing.

You may find your selection by logging into your Seller Account and browsing to:

SETTINGS > FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON >  INVENTORY SETTINGS


What’s the difference between FOB & EXW?

FOB means that your goods will be loaded on a ship by the supplier. EXW, means that your supplier is only responsible for manufacturing the goods and leaving the goods at factory so it is ready for pickup by someone. FOB is mainly used with regards to Sea Freight.


Should I Ship by Sea or by Air?

FOB means that your goods will be loaded on a ship by the supplier. EXW, means that your supplier is only responsible for manufacturing the goods and leaving the goods at factory so it is ready for pickup by someone. FOB is mainly used with regards to Sea Freight. We recommend shipping by ocean freight whenever the shipment size is larger than  1.5bm or 300Kg


What are Amazon’s requirements for prepping products?

You might find the following booklet of Amazon useful as it describes most of the prep requirements.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/fba-help/QRG/FBA-Shipping-Inventory-to-Amazon.pdf


What is the difference between volumetric weight and gross weight?

Gross weight is the actual scale weight of your cartons containing your items. Volumetric weight is the volume of a carton given in cubic meters multiplied with 200. This means that 1 cubic meter counts as 200Kg


What’s the difference between FOB vs EXW?

FOB means that your goods will be loaded on a ship by the supplier. EXW, means that your supplier is only responsible for manufacturing the goods and leaving the goods at factory so it is ready for pickup by someone. FOB is mainly used with regards to Sea Freight.


What’s the difference between LTL(Less than Truckload) and SPD(Small Parcel Shipments)?

LTL (less than a truckload) shipments are palletized and offer significant savings and stability for particularly heavy shipments. Our palletizing fees are $25.00 per pallet, which includes an Amazon compliant pallet, professional pallet assembly and wrap, and application of your pallet labels. LTL shipments can be no more than 1500 pounds,  must be less than 72” in height, and no more than 48 x 40 inches. Small parcel shipments are loose, single cartons that will be individually handled.


What are Amazon’s carton restrictions for inbound shipments?

The carton cannot exceed:

  • 25 inches on either side
  • 50 lb each
  • 150 units per carton