Delivering FCL to Amazon: Pallet Specifications
If you are shipping a full container load to Amazon, see below for Amazon's pallet requirements. Not following Amazon's palletization specifications could result in your container being turned away from the fulfillment center.
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Here are the specifications to follow if your FCL shipment will be palletized.
General requirements and dimensions
- Use standard or EUR-pallets for stuffing
- Use GMA Grade B or higher, 40" x 48" / 1 m x 1.25m 4-way access, wood pallets
- Any single pallet must not be taller than 72"
- Pallets can be double stacked for a max height of 100"
- Max weight per pallet: 1,500 lbs. / 680.4 kg
- GMA Grade A pallets are required for grocery items
- CHEP pallets meeting GMA Grade A and B industry standards are acceptable
- Do not ship items on PECO pallets, as these cannot be moved using a standard pallet jack
- Plastic pallets will be rejected by Amazon
Securing the pallets
- Carton boxes must not have more than 1" overhand on either side of the pallet
- Use load bars and tension to secure the pallets (recommended but not required):
- Pallet loading should use a "turned" configuration, as illustrated here: