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Invalid File Format – Hazmat Exemption Sheet Upload Error

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You may have run into this error while trying to upload an exemption sheet for Amazon FBA hazmat, “Invalid File Format“. This error occurs because of one of two reasons.

  1. File Format: Amazon recently changed its file format to an excel version instead of a PDF. Submitting the wrong file format could cause errors. We have provided links to where you can download this new version below.
  2. File Name: The Invalid File Format error will still occur if your filename has a special character in it. These special characters include (<>\/|.:”‘?*&@). Remove these characters and your file will upload.

 

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