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GS1-128 Shipping Label

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GS1-128 Shipping Label

GS1-128 shipping labels enable carton visibility throughout the supply chain. A GS1-128 shipping label is commonly broken down into various pre-defined zones. Each zone normally contains either text or barcode information. The bottom zone (Zone I) is commonly used to host the SSCC-18 barcode, which is normally tied to an EDI document referencing all the carton contents.

Suppliers to the retail industry are challenged by specific zone requirements for each of their trading partners. In addition to utilizing the SSCC-18 barcode, many retailers use a Store (or Destination) barcode in Zone G. In accordance to the GS1 General Specifications, all the barcodes on this label should be GS1-128 symbols. An Application Identifier is used to specify the data format and purpose for each zone. different companies. GS1-128 not only encodes the data, but provides a method of defining the meaning of the data by defining a list of “Application Identifiers” (AI’s).

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