Often asked: Amazon Seller Why An Amazon Barcode?


Why do I need a barcode to sell on Amazon?

FBA uses barcodes to identify and track inventory throughout the fulfillment process. Each item you send to an Amazon fulfillment center requires a barcode.

Should I use Amazon barcode?

Each unit you send to a fulfillment center requires a barcode so that it can be tracked throughout the fulfillment process. Products that do not use a manufacturer barcode for tracking require an Amazon barcode. You can print Amazon barcodes from within your seller account and apply the barcodes yourself.

Does my product need a barcode to sell on Amazon?

You need a barcode to create a listing, than each item needs to be labelled. You can label it yourself or request Amazon to label for you. There is a per item charge for this.

Should I use manufacturer barcode or Amazon barcode?

Amazon barcode (FNSKU) is the way to go as it ties the inventory you send in to your seller account. Whereas using manufacturer barcode (UPC) commingles your inventory with the inventory of other sellers using the same UPC.

Can I sell on Amazon without a UPC code?

The short answer is, no. UPCs are common, but not required for every single product sold. Otherwise, Amazon now requires all listed products without the Amazon GTIN exemption to have a GS1 registered barcode.

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How many barcodes do I need to sell on Amazon?

One product with two sizes and seven colors for each size will require 14 UPCs. Amazon requires them for listing a product.

What type of barcode does Amazon use?

UPC Barcode (Used for most items) By obtaining GS1 UPC barcodes, Amazon sellers are provided a GS1 Company Prefix which uniquely identifies their company.

Where do I put Amazon barcode?

Place the barcode on the outside of any prep materials. Do not place the barcode on a curve or corner of the package. Allow 0.25 inch between the edge of the label and the edge of the packaging. Ensure that each item in a case pack has an Amazon barcode and any barcodes on the case have been removed.

Can I make my own barcode?

You can get barcode scanners on Amazon or another specialized online store for under $50. Most barcode generators are free. In fact, you can use the Barcode Font in Microsoft Word to generate your own barcodes. Therefore, with less than $100, you can create a system set to make your own barcodes.

How much do barcodes cost?

Prefix Pricing*

Number of items needing a barcode /GTIN** Initial fee Annual renewal fee
10 $250 $50
100 $750 $150
1,000 $2,500 $500
10,000 $6,500 $1,300


How do I add generic products to Amazon?

Go to Inventory > Add a Product, click ‘I’m adding a product not sold on Amazon ‘ and enter the product details. If there is no Product ID (Bar code, UPC, EAN, JAN or ISBN) on your product or the packaging, you can apply for GTIN exemption and add your products without the Product ID.

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