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Barcode image review

With confidence built in

When you create your first barcodes there can be a lot to take in, and you don’t want to make any mistakes – imagine the cost of re-packaging all your products if the barcode doesn’t scan? Our barcode image review service helps you prevent mistakes so you have nothing to worry about and can trade easily. We’ll check everything and provide you with a report identifying areas for improvement.

What we check

Your barcode image undergoes a detailed check using a verifier that meets the latest global standards. We make sure:

  • The Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) or Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) is in the correct format 
  • The barcode is correctly sized and positioned
  • Appropriate colours are used
  • Your label design allows for accurate scanning

We then provide a report outlining recommended improvements, along with support for whatever you need to do. 

What we don’t check

It is important to understand that full verification of barcodes can only be carried out on final product samples as barcode quality depends on the printing process and packaging material. We recommend that a full verification service is used to check final barcodes as they are printed on your final products. A number of our accredited barcode solution providers offer full verification services and they can be found using the partner finder. Or arrange an on-site visit from one of our barcode experts

How much does it cost?

GS1 UK member: £15 +VAT per submission
Non GS1 UK member: £30 +VAT per submission

Each submission allows you to get one barcode or label reviewed. You can redeem these at any point throughout the year.

All prices exclude VAT.

How to order

This service is available to members of GS1 UK and also non-members of GS1 UK. Select the button below to begin your barcode image review process.

Barcode image review form

I would like to thank GS1 UK for their excellent service. The added-value activities have benefited me tremendously, particularly the barcode review service which has helped me to understand how to create barcodes and has given me confidence that my trading partners will scan them successfully – first time and every time. The responsiveness and advice given by the Member Support Team were second to none.”

Peter Murray, Alta Systems