How to Prep RA Products for FBA?
Retail Arbitrage Prep demands a high level of attention and accuracy. Indeed, these same prep requirements apply to Amazon wholesale sellers as well. We recommend viewing a video tutorial to learn the basics of Seller Central & Retail Arbitrage.
Retail Arbitrage Prep – Labels for FBA
When re-selling products you need to re-label the product’s original UPC barcode with a new FNSKU. Amazon cannot use this UPC barcode to connect your product to your Seller Central Account. They need to scan an FNSKU code that links the product to your store. Therefore, you must remove or cover the old UPC code. Additionally, you must apply a new FNSKU code, built in your Seller Central account. This links the product to your account with an Amazon picker scans your product for fulfillment. To learn more about this critical aspect of retail arbitrage prep, take two minutes to read our FNSKU label guide.
Eventually, a retail arbitrage seller will sell a set of items. Proper retail arbitrage prep is important here. Amazon’s pickers need to know when your products are ‘sold as a set’. Otherwise, they will unpack your products into individual units. As such, sellers need to apply a ‘Sold As Set’ label to product packaging paired units. In fact, place the label on the package’s sealed area. This serves as a physical and visual que to keep the products together. To learn more, take two minutes to read our ‘Sold As Set’ label guide.
Any product with a shelf life or that loses effectiveness with time requires an expiration date label. Additionally, products with preprinted dates also need a label. That covers a lot of product in retail arbitrage prep! Make sure your items do not get kicked back. In fact, take two minutes to read about Expiration Date label guide.
Retail Arbitrage Prep – Packaging for FBA
Sets of products require a polybag for packaging. In other words, Amazon requires a polybag to package items paired together. However, not any polybag will do. To clarify – sellers must adhere to specific Amazon requirements for polybags. Take two minutes to dive deep on how to polybag for FBA.
Amazon requires extra packaging on some products. In fact, they want products bubble wrapped specifically. Bubble wrap comes in all shapes and sizes. There is no one size fits all. With that in mind, make sure to do research. Read a little more here on bubble wrap, as part of retail arbitrage prep for FBA.