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Expiration-dated FBA inventory

Before listing products for Fulfillment by Amazon, it's important to know what is suitable for our fulfillment process and what is unsuitable. Be sure to review the other sections below for additional product requirements and restrictions:

It is important to adhere to our fulfilment process, product preparation requirements, and review FBA product restrictions before listing products for Fulfilment by Amazon.

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

For additional product requirements and restrictions, ensure to review the following as appropriate:

Expiration-dated inventory requirements

Important: Expiration-dated products intended for regular application or consumption or sold in bulk/bundles packages must be received by the customer with sufficient time for use in addition to 90 days remaining. For example, a bottle of daily supplements with 240 pills must have a remaining shelf life of 240 days (1 pill per day) + an additional 90 days at the time of check-in at the fulfillment center.
Note: To be eligible for FBA, food and beverage products and products that ship with food or beverages must be lot-controlled and have a minimum remaining shelf life that is greater than 90 days.

Please follow these guidelines for expiration-dated products:

All expiration-dated products must have the expiration date printed in a font that is 36 point or larger. All case packs, multi-packs, and display boxes must have the expiration date on the box or bundle, as well as on each individual item inside the box or bundle.

Note: Amazon considers a best-by or sell-by date the equivalent of an expiration date.

Expiration dates must be displayed in the format DD-MM-YYYY or MM-YYYY. If the expiration date is in a different format, you must cover the existing date with a printed label with the expiration date in the correct format. Lot numbers alone are insufficient.

Note: Our system stores the expiration-date information in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Due to the time-zone conversion, the date on the box label might differ from what you originally entered.

Numerical date formats are preferred. However, expiration dates that are stated with an alphabetical abbreviation for the month (for example, DD-JAN-YYYY) are acceptable.

Any printed manufactured date must be covered with a label with the expiration date in the correct format. Failure to cover the manufactured date on a product may cause delays in receiving your products, or may cause your products to be received as expired.

Some selling categories have different expiration date requirements than the ones described above.

Prepping expiration-dated products

Expiration-dated products must be fully enclosed and sealed in packaging suitable for shipping.

Expiration-dated products that require additional prep, such as poly bagging or bubble wrap, must have labels with expiration dates in 36-point font or larger applied to the outside of the product prep or packaging. Lot numbers are sufficient.

Note: Each carton can have only one expiration date per ASIN. Multiple ASINs can be shipped in the same carton as long as each ASIN has only one expiration date.

Expiration-dated FBA inventory


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