This article applies to selling in: Australia

Packaging apparel, fabric, and textiles

Following the fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) product packaging guidelines can limit damage to your products, help make delivery costs more predictable, and help ensure the best buyer experience.

Cloth, fabric, and textiles can be damaged by dust or humidity. These units should be packaged so they are not damaged during receipt, stocking, shipment preparation, or delivery to the customer. Place units in a sealed poly bag, shrink wrap, or box.

Related guidelines: Packaging and prep requirements

Packaging guidelines

Do... Do not...

Place individual units of apparel and products made of fabric or textiles, along with any cardboard backings, in transparent, sealed bags or shrink wrap (minimum of 0.0038 cm) clearly marked with a suffocation warning label.

Fold items to the smallest dimensions to fit in the package.

For items with negligible dimensions or weight, please input 0.025 cm for length, height, and width, and 22.6 g for weight.

Fold all apparel neatly to its minimal dimensions and place it in an exact-fit bag or box. Make sure that boxes are not creased or broken.

Measure footwear in its original, manufacturer-provided box.

Use boxes for textiles, such as leather, that could be damaged by bags or shrink wrap.

Ensure that each product has a scannable label visible after bagging.

Package footwear with no material exposed.

Allow bag or shrink wrap to protrude more than 7.6 cm past the dimensions of the product.

Include hangers.

Send in unmatched singles or groups of shoes without a secured shoebox.

Use packaging for footwear other than the original manufacturer-provided box.

Permitted packaging materials

  • Poly bags and shrink wrap
  • Labels
  • Cardboard footprints
  • Boxes

Examples of prepped units

Not permitted: The product is exposed to dust, dirt, and damage.

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

Not permitted: The product is exposed to dust, dirt, and damage.

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

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