Do you need FNSKU barcodes while selling on Amazon?
Barcodes can get quite confusing. In this article, I’ll explain what FNSKU is.
Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit (FNSKU) is an Amazon-unique term to describe barcodes used to track products and connect them to a seller. For those of you who are not familiar with it – FNSKUs are used during the fulfillment process.
The FNSKU number is used by all Amazon fulfillment centers to identify your products. It is exclusive for products that are fulfilled by Amazon FBA.
In short, Amazon uses FNSKU to track your products.
Amazon uses FNSKU to print your product labels. This code serves a unique purpose for your product. You may be thinking – my product already has a barcode or UPC on it. Why do I need an FNSKU?
It’s simple. There is a huge chance that someone else is selling the same product as you are. If you both use the same UPC to send the same product, there is a significant chance that they end up together. So to avoid confusion, Amazon wants all sellers to include FNSKU on the shipping label of the product. This makes it easy to pair up every product to its corresponding seller.
Amazon suggests when a product needs an FNSKU. If it is not deemed by Amazon, FNSKU is simply matched with ASIN, and no additional label is required. It’s easier and less expensive.
Like SKU, FNSKU is a stock-keeping and inventory number. As mentioned, it is designed for FBA items. You need to get an FNSKU if you plan to sell on Amazon FBA.
Follow these simple steps mentioned below:
Here’s how you find the FNSKU generated by Amazon.
Note: This process might differ from private label sellers to retail arbitrage to wholesalers.
Once you have the FNSKU barcode label, you can give it to the manufacturer and ask them to include it in your product packaging by printing it or sticking it on.
Barcodes are different from FNSKUs if you are an Amazon seller. The easiest way to understand this is:
So there you have it. That’s everything you need to know about Amazon FNSKU labels.
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