When labeling your items, follow these guidelines to ensure that your
items can be processed in a timely manner after they reach the fulfillment
- Cover all existing
barcodes. Unless you are sending stickerless, commingled inventory, be sure
to cover the existing barcodes on each item.
- Use the proper print media for your printer.
Each label must be readable and scannable for at least 24 months. This means that
the label must not smudge or fade over that period of time. Using laser paper and
laser toner with a laser printer, for example, can help keep labels readable and
Item label example
The label that you place on each item must include the following
- Barcode, with appropriate
quiet zone areas (the clear area surrounding a bar code).
- String identifier for the
- Title and description.
- Condition (for example,
Note: You can include optional, seller-specified information at the
bottom of the item label. This area is reserved for text only. Do not use any
additional barcodes. Any information that you provide in addition to the label
information listed here could have a negative impact on the accuracy and speed
of inventory tracking.
||See Label font specifications.
||Use a label with a height by width dimension from 1" x 2" (2.5 cm
x 5.0 cm) up to 2" x 3" (5.1 cm x 7.6 cm). For example, you could
use a label that is 1" x 3" (2.5 cm x 7.6 cm) or 2" x 2" (5.1 cm x
5.1 cm), as long as all of the required information is included.
||Greater than 0.25" (6.3 mm), or 15% of the barcode length.
|Narrow barcode element
||The specification depends on your printer's resolution.
- For 300 dpi:
13.33 mils (.3386 mm)
- For 200 dpi:
20 mils (.508 mm)
|Wide-to-narrow element ratio
|Quiet zone (sides)
||Greater than 0.25" (6.4 mm)
|Quiet zone (top and bottom)
||Greater than 0.125" (3.2 mm)