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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 help you prevent mistakes so you can sleep – and trade – easily.

We’ll check everything and provide you with a report identifying areas for improvement. And it’s quick and simple – taking as little as two working days.

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: £45 per submission
Non GS1 UK member: £90 per submission

Each submission allows you to get up to three barcodes or labels reviewed. You can redeem these at any point throughout the year.

All prices exclude VAT.

How to order

Complete an order form then send it with your barcode image via email or post. As soon as we receive it, we’ll contact you to take payment. And we’ll send your report within two working days.

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


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