ITF-14 Carton Codes
If you need a barcode for the outer delivery carton (for your product), you can purchase one below.
An outer delivery carton barcode is called an ITF-14 Code (it is also sometimes called an GTIN 14 or TUN). ITF-14 Carton Codes are 14-digits long (they are generated from the retail product’s 13-digit EAN barcode number).
ITF-14 Carton Codes
Image for the outside of a carton containing a quantity of your retail product – based on your EAN-13 retail barcode number.Artwork will be supplied in 4 different formats (.jpg, .pdf, .png, .svg).
You will be asked to enter your EAN-13 barcode number when you proceed to check out (if you are purchasing an EAN-13 barcode at the same time as an ITF-14 barcode, then just type n/a in that box).
NOTE ITF-14 Carton Codes are for use on cartons for shipping, not for retail sale. If your carton is being sold at a retail level, you should use an EAN-13 retail barcode on the carton.
Quantity Price per image 1 €15.00 2 € 12.50 each 3 € 10.00 each 4 + € 8.00 each 5 + € 7.00 each 10 + € 5.00 each
Sample ITF-14 Carton Code
Download Sample ITF-14 Carton Code (zip file)
How to use your ITF-14 Carton Code:
You will receive your ITF-14 Carton Code images via email in 4 different formats (jpeg, png, svg & pdf). You can then print the ITF-14 Code onto your delivery carton.
Note: ITF-14 Codes are only used for the outer shipping containers/cartons containing the retail products, they are not used on retail products themselves (all products for retail sale need EAN barcodes).
You can also purchase ITF-14 Carton Code Labels if you require this.
Some examples of how to use an ITF-14 code:
If you want to supply tins of apricots to retail stores in delivery boxes that contain 40 tins each, and these tins are to be sold individually within the retail stores, then you will need:
1) One EAN-13 barcode (eg. ‘0123456789012’) to go onto each of the tins (retail products); and
2) One ITF-14 Code (generated from your product barcode – ie. ‘10123456789019’) to be printed onto each of the delivery boxes.
If your apricot tins are to be sold in retail stores both as individual tins and as 4-pack lots, then you need to get:
1) Two EAN barcodes (one to go onto the tins that are being sold individually, and the other to go onto the 4-pack tins); and
2) Two ITF-14 carton codes (one generated from each of the EAN barcode numbers). One ITF-code would be for the delivery boxes that contained the individual tins, the other ITF-14 code would be printed onto the delivery boxes that contained the 4-pack lots of tins.
Here are some common questions:
[Expand How many barcodes do I need?] It is best practice to get a different barcode for each product or product variation. This is because stores use barcodes for two primary purposes: 1. Barcodes are used for obtaining the price of the product when scanned at the checkout. 2. Barcodes are used for keeping track of stock and deciding when to reorder an item.
This means that if the retailers only use barcodes for option 1, you can get away with having the same barcode for 2 product variations (i.e. different colours of the same product), however if the retailer uses barcodes for option 2 as well, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.
In general retailers prefer to stock products that will be straight forward to manage. Some retailers may prefer not to stock products if they have to manually count how many are left of each size and reorder accordingly. Therefore is is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.[/expand]
[Expand Will Your Barcodes Work Worldwide?] Yes they will. We can supply both EAN-13 Barcodes (which are used worldwide) and UPC-A Barcodes (USA and Canada).[/expand]
[Expand Do Your Barcodes Work in Every Shop?] Our barcodes are accepted in nearly all stores worldwide, however there are a few exceptions. For further details, please see Barcode Acceptance.[/expand]
[Expand What is an ITF-14 Barcode?] ITF-14 Codes are 14-digit barcodes that go on the delivery containers for your retail products (they are based on the product’s EAN-13 barcode number)[/expand]
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