ITF-14 Carton Barcodes
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 Barcode (sometimes called a GTIN 14 or TUN). ITF-14 Carton Barcodes are 14-digits long (generated from the retail product’s 13-digit EAN13 barcode number).
ITF-14 Carton Code barcode image
Image for the outside of a carton containing a quantity of your retail product – based on your EAN-13 retail barcode number. The ITF-14 carton code images will be emailed to you in 4 formats – .jpg, .pdf, .png, .svg.
If you already have an EAN-13 barcode number, please enter it into the “additional information” section of the checkout page. We will use it to create your ITF-14 carton code. If you are purchasing an EAN-13 barcode package at the same time, please enter “n/a” into this section – our system will automatically assign an EAN-13 barcode number to you, and we will use this number to create your ITF-14 carton code.
NOTE ITF-14 barcodes are for use on cartons for shipping, not for retail sale. If your carton is being sold at retail level, you should use an EAN-13 retail barcode on the carton.
Quantity Price per image 1 £ 15 2 £ 12 3 £ 10 4 + £ 8 10+ £ 5 20+ £ 3 50 + £2
You can also purchase ITF-14 Carton Code Labels if you require this.
How to use ITF-14 Carton Barcodes:
You will receive your ITF-14 Carton barcode 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).
Some examples of how to use an ITF-14 barcode:
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 (e.g. ‘0123456789012’) to go onto each of the tins (retail products); and
2) One ITF-14 barcode (generated from your product barcode – i.e. ‘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-14 barcode would be for the delivery boxes that contained the individual tins. The other ITF-14 barcode would be printed onto the delivery boxes that contained the 4-pack lots of tins.
Here are some common questions:
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, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.
In general, retailers prefer to stock products that will be straightforward 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 it is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.
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