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What is An Amazon FBA Inspection

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If you want to sell on Amazon, then we highly recommend using Amazon FBA inspection service in order to abide by stringent Amazon FBA rules. These rules were developed in order to improve the Amazon Quality Control for sellers. 

As of today, Amazon has become a very competitive market place and one bad product review can damage your brand image in more ways possible than you can possibly imagine.

In order to avoid any such unwanted results for your business, it is highly recommended that you solicit services of professional firms like Tetra Inspection to check your product against the Amazon FBA requirements by performing an Amazon FBA inspection of your products.

What's Amazon FBA Inspection?

Amazon FBA inspection is the inspection that is carried out at the end of the production in supply chain when the products are packed and ready for shipment. Amazon has provided a comprehensive checklist that is required to be fulfilled before your product can be listed on the Amazon store.

As such, Tetra Inspection provides you with a hassle-free Amazon FBA inspection which will ensure that your product makes it to the Amazon warehouse and is not rejected because of any Amazon FBA violations.

What does an Amazon FBA Inspection service include?

Amazon FBA inspection is the inspection that is carried out at the end of the production in the supply chain when the products are packed and ready for shipment. Amazon has provided a comprehensive checklist that is required to be fulfilled before your product can be listed on the Amazon store.

Among the things that Tetra Inspection checks for while doing the Amazon FBA audit are:

  • The Quantity of the order according to the customer requirements
  • Confirms the quality specifications of the products as per the provided requirements
  • Carry out field tests required to conform to the quality of the products
  • Carry out the carton’s weight and dimensions check it to be as per FBA requirements
  • Confirm that the shipment is as per the Amazons FBA packaging requirement

As such, Tetra Inspection provides you with a hassle-free Amazon FBA inspection which will ensure that your product makes it to the Amazon warehouse and is not rejected because of any Amazon FBA violations.

Once the Amazon FBA audit has been completed, Tetra Inspection will provide you with a detailed report in PDF format that will include a breakdown of all the areas checked for conformity.  The report will also include pictorial evidence of any shortcomings found. Thus you will have a comprehensive report to work with and make your shipment pristine before being dispatched to the customer.


Amazon FBA Inspection Report?

The Amazon FBA audit report will thoroughly check your products for any shortcomings against a comprehensive checklist that will be included in the report. Plus each and every part of the report will be backed with pictorial evidence to help you understand better.

Major sections of our report include:

  • Tetra Inspections remarks that serve as a summary for the entire report
  • Visual and Workmanship check section: This section will check the workmanship of the vendors and point out if any discrepancy is found.
  • Quantity conformity section: This section will show any findings on the quantity of the products and compare against the customer requirements.
  • Product conformity section: This section will show the details of the products and if any shortcomings of standards or product quality exist on these products.
  • Amazon Label Requirements section: This section will highlight any issues found with the labeling requirements as compared to Amazon FBA requirements.
  • Amazon Packaging Requirement: This section will provide any shortcoming noticed in the packaging of the products as compared to the Amazon FBA requirements.
  • Field Test Section: This section of the report deals with the tests performed on the products and the result of each test.
  • Measurement Section: the measurement section of the report highlights if any issues are found with the measurement of individual products and if they are not as per the customer requirements.
  • Carton Weight and Dimensions: This section lists down if any issues are found with the carton’s weight and dimensions as compared to Amazon FBA requirements

This comprehensive report with pictures will help you resolve all the issues with your shipment and take corrective actions in time. 

Why Amazon FBA Inspection is important?

A lot of companies fail to meet stringent FBA requirements. As a result, their products and at times the complete batches get rejected due to failed compliance to the Amazon FBA requirements. An Amazon FBA inspection will ensure that you enjoy hassle-free selling on the Amazon platform while Tetra Inspection takes care of the FBA requirements.

In addition, there are multiple benefits of getting your product inspected as per the Amazon FBA requirements:

  • The FBA inspections ensure that you are delivering the products that will not get rejected and avoid any troubles that the rejection might cause.
  • The Amazon FBA inspections can help you greatly improve the quality of your deliverables
  • With proper labeling and packaging inspections, you will ensure that the products will end up in the right warehouse, avoiding any penalties and poor customer reviews.
  • The FBA inspection will help you avoid any last minute surprises that can cost you greatly in terms of time, money and customer satisfaction.
Amazon FBA packaging

How the Amazon FBA Inspection is conducted?

At the end of your production phase, Tetra Inspection will send its inspectors who are experienced in conducting Amazon FBA inspections. These inspectors will check your products for:

  • The right quality as has been specified in the FBA requirements.
  • The quality of packing and packaging is checked against the Amazon FBA requirements.
  • Proper labeling and markings on the products including FNSKU labels, suffocation labels, carton labels, etc.
  • The workmanship of the products.
  • Measurements, weights, and GSM of your products as required by the Amazon FBA regulations.

For all Amazon based sellers, it is highly recommended to conduct Amazon FBA inspections prior to the dispatch of your shipments.

Amazon FBA Labelling and Packaging Guide

Let’s look at all the labeling requirement criteria one by one:

FNSKU Labelling

FNSKU is the way that Amazon recognizes a product as unique to the seller that has sent it to the Amazon fulfillment center.


Amazon has 11 different kinds of FNSKU label specifications available on their menu. Whereby, the seller can choose one of the labels for their product. These different types of labels allow you to identify the type of product being sold.  Most used label for Amazon products is “40-up labels 52.5 mm x 29.7 mm on A4”.

Below you can find all the options for printing out the FNSKU labels.

FNSKU Label Dimensions

Sold as set Labels:

The units that are supposed to be sold in sets must not be separated and sold individually. Such products are required to be marked & labeled as sets on their outer package to let Amazon know that these products will be sold as one complete unit and not be treated as a single entity.

Amazon sold as set label

Suffocation Labels:

Suffocation warning: “To avoid any danger of suffocation, it is essential that you keep all plastic bags away from babies and children. Do not use these bags in cribs, beds, carriages or playpens. These bags are not toys for kids to play with”.

Products that are being protected by polythene bags must meet the following criteria:

  1. Suffocation warnings labels are mandatory for poly bags with 5 inches opening or more.Amazon suffocation label
  2. Warning labels must be placed in a legible font and on the prominent face of the product. You can use the following table to decide the font size of the warning labels.

Amazon warning label size

Shipment Labels:

Shipment labels are labels that are required to be placed on the outer most packaging/cartons of the product to let Amazon know about shipment details. These shipment labels can be generated in sellers system in new shipping plan.

Small Parcel Delivery (SPD)

The SPD is used for small units that are packed in individual boxes and are marked individually on the boxes.

  • Less Than Truckload/Full Truckload (LTL)

This type of shipment will load your shipment along with products from other vendors too. Also, the entire shipment might have multiple dropping points on the way before dropping off your shipment.


Loose Products

Each product must be contained in one complete secure package and each package will have unique FNSKU. Amazon refuses to accept products that require Amazon’s help to assemble before dispatch.

Sold as Set:

All the products that are required to be sold as sets must be marked as “do not separate”, “sold as a set” or “this is a set”. These types of products will be received and dispatched as sets.

Amazon sold as set label

Poly Bagged Units

  • The thickness of polybag must be 1.5mils
  • The bag must be clear
  • The bag must have a barcode (UPC, EAN, etc.) or X-00 label which can be scanned through the bag.
  • The bag must be sealed completely.
  • The polybag must not protrude more than 3″ past the product’s dimensions.
  • Scented products must be sealed to avoid fragrance absorption into other products.

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