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Barcodes Available in GS1 US Data Hub

When you create a product in GS1 US Data Hub, the type of barcodes available are based on: 

- The Industry you selected; 
- The Packaging Level you selected; 
- Whether you selected “Yes” for either Purchasable by Consumer? or For Shipping Purposes? 
- The Application Area you selected on the Barcode screen. 

This article explains which barcodes images are available for a trade item in GS1 US Data Hub when you click the View Barcode button.



UPC-A:
This barcode is used primarily at retail POS and encodes only the GTIN. After you send this product/GTIN/barcode data to your trading partners, they can then populate their databases so their point-of-sale scanners can retrieve the product data using the GTIN within the scanned barcode.

The UPC-A Barcode Option Displays for the Product Detail Record...

If Industry Is: And Packaging Level Is: Purchasable by Consumer? And Application Area
Drop-Down Selection Is:
General Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each 
Yes Any selection
CPG Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Any selection
Food Service Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Any selection
Apparel Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Any selection
Regulated Healthcare Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Retail Pharmacy is only selection


How to View the Image:

When the product is set to the In Use status, view the product detail record, click the View Barcode button, then Preview Barcode, then Download. To learn more about working with the UPC-A barcode, view the Work with My UPC-A Barcode article in the Help Center.

Can a .PNG Image Be Downloaded?
Yes

Can Barcode Image Be Printed on Avery label templates?
Yes



ITF-14:

This barcode is used to identify units such as cases and pallets, and is mainly seen in general distribution. The ITF-14 is typically printed on corrugated material. POS scanners cannot read the ITF-14 barcode. In GS1 US Data Hub, the ITF-14 barcode only encodes the GTIN-12 or GTIN-14 in a 14-digit format. 

The ITF-14 Barcode Option Displays for the Product Detail Record...

If Industry Is: And Packaging Level Is:  For Shipping Purposes Only?
And Application Area
Drop-Down Selection Is:
General Any selection Yes And selection EXCEPT Directly Part Marked
Regulated Healthcare
CPG Any selection Yes Only Non-Retail... is available
Food Service Any selection Yes Only Non-Retail... is available
Apparel Any selection Yes Only Non-Retail... is available
Regulated Healthcare Any selection Yes Any selection EXCEPT Directly Part Marked Regulated Healthcare


How to View the Image:
When the product is set to the In Use status, view the product detail record, click the View Barcode button, then Preview Barcode, then click Download

Can a .PNG Image Be Downloaded?
Yes

Can Barcode Image Be Printed on Avery label templates?
Yes



GS1-128:

The GS1-128 barcode encodes GTINs and is commonly used to identify units such as cases. In GS1 US Data Hub, this barcode encodes the GTIN-12 or GTIN-14 in a 14-digit format, but specific additional information can also be encoded, such as Best Before Date, Batch/Lot Number, or Serial Number - using GS1 Application Identifiers (AIs) - to support business needs throughout your supply chain. 

To encode this information, click the Barcode tab, select GS1-128 from Barcode Type, then select the desired AIs at the bottom of the screen. Read the Create a Case and Generate a Barcode article for more details on adding AIs to the GS1-128 barcode.

The GS1-128 Barcode Option Displays for the Product Detail Record...

If Industry Is: And Packaging Level Is: For Shipping Purposes Only?
And Application Area
Drop-Down Selection Is:
General Any selection Yes And selection EXCEPT Directly Part Marked
Regulated Healthcare
CPG Any selection Yes Only Non-Retail... is available
Food Service Any selection Yes Only Non-Retail... is available
Apparel Any selection Yes Only Non-Retail... is available
Regulated Healthcare Any selection Yes or No Any selection EXCEPT Directly Part Marked Regulated Healthcare

How to View the Image:
When the product is set to the In Use status, view the product detail record, click the View Barcode button, then Preview Barcode, then click Download

Can a .PNG Image Be Downloaded?
Yes

Can Barcode Image Be Printed on Avery label templates?
No - However, when you click Export Barcode Definition, the file includes any AIs you entered for this barcode.

 

GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional:
This barcode is typically found on hard-to-mark consumer goods, such as loose produce, (apples, pears, etc.) and ensures reliable scanning at the retail POS. For the Regulated Healthcare industry, this barcode is sometimes used on unit dose pharmaceuticals. It is not recommended for any higher level packaging item. Learn more from this GS1 US Infographic.

The GS1 DataBar Stacked Omnidirectional Barcode Option Displays for the Product Detail Record...

If Industry Is: And Packaging Level Is: Purchasable by Consumer?
And Application Area
Drop-Down Selection Is:
General Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Any selection
CPG Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Any selection
Food Service Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Any selection
Apparel Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Any selection
Regulated Healthcare Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case, Case as Each
Yes Retail Pharmacy is only selection


How to View the Image:
View the product detail record, click the "Barcode" tab, then click the "Preview Barcode" button.


Can a .PNG Image Be Downloaded?

While a .PNG file is available to be downloaded, it is recommended that you work with your GS1 Standards Professional Barcode Image and Print Vendor to include the barcode within your PLU sticker. 

Can Barcode Image Be Printed on Avery label templates?
No

 

GS1 DataMatrix:
DataMatrix is  used for "Regulated Healthcare" product industry items, especially medical devices (non-retail trade items) that are direct marked. In GS1 US Data Hub, the GS1 DataMatrix barcode image is shown for illustrative purposes only.

The GS1 DataMatrix Barcode Option Displays for the Product Detail Record...

If Industry Is: And Packaging Level Is: Purchasable by Consumer?
And Application Area
Drop-Down Selection Is:
General Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case
Yes Retail Pharmacy, Directly Part Marked
Regulated Healthcare, or Non-Retail...
Regulated Healthcare Each, Inner Pack, Case,
Mixed Case
Yes or No Retail Pharmacy, Directly Part Marked
Regulated Healthcare, or Non-Retail...

How to View the Image:

When the product is set to the In Use status, view the product detail record, click the View Barcode button, then Preview Barcode. The image is for illustrative purposes only.

Can a .PNG Image Be Downloaded?
No, GS1 US Data Hub only presents a sample image on the screen, which cannot be downloaded. Click the "Export Barcode Definition" button and send this data to your GS1 Standards Professional Barcode Image and Print Vendor. For products in the pharmaceutical industry, refer to this GS1 US resource for more details. For products in the medical device industry, refer to this GS1 US resource.

Can Barcode Image Be Printed on Avery label templates?
No, GS1 US Data Hub only presents a sample image on the screen, which cannot be downloaded.

 

Related Articles and Resources:

View the GS1 US Determine Barcode Type article to learn more about these barcodes.

View the GS1 US Barcode Chart (PDF) that explains all of the available GS1 barcodes and how they are used.

View the Create My Product and Generate a UPC-A Barcode article in this Help Center for steps you can take to create a product.

Each, Inner Pack, Case