The FNSKU is an acronym for Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit in Amazon. It is a way Amazon used to identify a product as unique to the seller. All Amazon fulfillment centers use the FNSKU number to easily identify and track your products and are used during the fulfillment process.
In this blog, we’ll discuss what the Amazon FNSKU does and how you can get one.
FNSKU is used by Amazon to print your product labels.This code serves a unique purpose for your product. You might have this question in mind: Why do I need an FNSKU when my product already has a barcode or UPC on it?
Simply because with so many sellers around, there is a big chance that someone else is selling the same product as you are. And if both of you use the same UPC to send the same product, there is a possibility that they end up together. I am pretty sure you do not like it that way don’t you? So to avoid confusion, Amazon wants all sellers to include FNSKU on the shipping label of the product. If this is properly done, pairing up every product to its corresponding seller makes it easier to track. No fuss because it is identified easily thanks to FNSKU.
Also, FNSKU is simply matched with ASIN, no additional label is required. It’s easier and less expensive as well.
It is important that all products fulfilled by Amazon are properly labelled. If you do the labelling for your products, it is necessary that you paste over older/all other labelling which can be scanned.
Now let’s have a glimpse of what the HS code is about.. This code is a number which aims to help the customs authorities to easily find the matching rate of taxation for an imported good.
All products get documented exactly and the customs tariffs are defined exactly as well. Custom’s recording is done using a tariff number which consists of 8 digits and is necessary for the creation of the import papers.
Getting an FNSKU on Amazon is so easy. If you already have this, Amazon can connect your products to you once they arrive in their fulfillment centers. This is also important especially if you are a Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) seller and have plans on shipping products to customers.
Here’s a tip: Follow these simple steps to obtain an FNSKU for any of the products you sell FBA:
Once Amazon generates it,how can you get the FNSKU code? Just follow the steps below:
*This is an important note to remember: The process for obtaining the FNSKU is different for Private Label Sellers vs Arbitrage Sellers and Wholesale Sellers. Let’s see how.
If you are an Amazon seller you know that Barcodes are different from FNSKUs.
The easiest way to understand this is:
Once you are ready to ship your inventory to your Amazon fulfillment center, there are a few things to check in terms of labeling and packaging. Every shipment must be correctly identified with the proper shipment ID label. Print shipment ID labels from the Shipment Creation Workflow. Or, if you have created the shipment already, access it from your Shipping Queue.
Use the following guidelines as your checklist: