Shipping Container Barcodes

Shipping Container Barcode

A Shipping Container Barcode is used on the outside of our master cartons and recommended or required by many mid-to large retailers who are automating their incoming inventory processes The UPC Shipping Container Symbol, also called a GTIN-14 is very similar to the Universal Product Code but uses a different symbology.

The major difference between this barcode and a UPC barcode is the lines at the top and bottom of the barcode. These are called Bearer Bars. The Barcode is comprised of 4 groups.

1) – Packaging Indicator. We recommend that you assign a number ranging from 1 to 7 for the first digit. If you have a container that has 12 and another container that has 36, you assign different numbers to each. This is very flexible.

2) The next number is a ZERO. This is required.

3) The next 11 digits are the first 11 digits from the UPC barcode used for the item inside.

4) The final (14th digit) is a check digit.

We charge $20.00 per shipping container code –  Be sure you select the Shipping Container Code from the drop-down menu. If you have any questions about your barcode graphic purchase contact us BEFORE buying. If you need more than 5 barcodes, please contact us at or 775-376-8075.