palletsPallet Barcodes

Pallet barcodes are used on the pallet packaging. Hence if you are not sending the product by pallet, you may never need pallet barcodes; in this case, you may need an ITF-14 carton code instead.

In most countries, pallet barcodes are mainly required by larger retailers, particularly supermarkets or any other company using a large distribution centre, such as Mcdonald’s or Woolworths. However, we expect more retailers will require them in future.

Pallet barcodes are normally needed as a pair of barcodes;  a GS128 and an SSCC.

Sometimes you may just need a new SSCC for a new pallet code, as you already have the GS128 barcode for that stock.

The GS128 barcode encodes multiple data such as expiry dates, batch number, quantity, as well as EAN or UPC number for a product.

The SSCC barcode is a unique number. This is so each pallet can be identified by a retailer or distribution centre.

Images below show examples of GS128 (top) and SSCC (bottom)


sample GS128


sample SSCC


Work out how many you need. Purchase the quantity you want, and we will send you an email with an online form to input the data you want encoded. Once you have provided the required information, we will send the barcode images to you in 5 formats (tif, bmp, jpg, pdf & eps formats). We can provide additional formats upon request.

All prices are in US$

Quantity Price per barcode
1 € 15.00
2 € 12.00
3 € 10.00
4 + € 8.00


Application Identifiers (AI)

GS1 Application Identifiers (AIs) are numeric prefixes used in barcodes and EPC/RFID tags to define the meaning and format of encoded data elements.

Some of the most commonly used  AIs are:

00 – SSCC

01 – GTIN

10 – Batch number

17 – Expiry date

37 – Number of Units (Count)


Pallet Barcodes


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