This article applies to selling in: Australia

Packaging pellets, powders, and granular products

Important: Failure to comply with FBA product preparation requirements, safety requirements, and product restrictions may result in the refusal of inventory at the Amazon fulfilment centre, disposal or return of inventory, blocking of future shipments to the fulfilment centre, or charging for preparation or for noncompliance at the fulfilment centre.

Pellets, powders, and granular products are dry goods that are pourable and can cause damage during shipping and when stored. Package these products securely to protect Amazon associates, other products, and customers. Be sure to adhere to the guidelines for glass containers if the product is packaged in glass. Sets, kits, or bundled products containing pellets, powders or granular material must meet these requirements as well.

All products that contain pellets, powders, or granular substances must be able to withstand a 3-foot (91.4 cm) drop test without the contents of the container leaking or spilling.

  • Products that cannot withstand the drop test must be packaged in poly bags.
  • For more information, review the requirements for poly bags.

A drop test consists of five 3-foot (91.4 cm) drops onto a hard surface without breaking or leaking:

  • Flat on base
  • Flat on top
  • Flat on longest side
  • Flat on shortest side
  • On a corner

Not Permitted: The powder has an unsecured lid that could open spilling the contents.

Permitted: The powder is in a sealed bag with suffocation warning label.

A good example of a well-sealed granular product that passes the Vigorous Shaking (VS) test:

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