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ITF-14 Carton Barcodes

An outer delivery carton barcode is called an ITF-14 Barcode (it is also sometimes called GTIN 14 or TUN). ITF-14 carton codes are 14 digits long (they are generated from the retail product’s 13-digit EAN13 barcode number). If you need a barcode for the outer delivery carton (for your carton of multiple product), you can purchase one below.

Watch our short video to learn more about ITF-14 Carton Codes.

  • ITF-14 Carton Code barcode imageITF-14 Carton Code sample image (GTIN or TUN)

    ITF-14 carton code image for the outside of a carton containing a quantity of your retail product. The ITF-14 carton code is a 14-digit number that is based on your 13-digit EAN-13 retail barcode number. Please enter your EAN-13 barcode number into the “barcode number” box when you get to the checkout page – we will use it to create your ITF-14 barcode (note: if you are purchasing an EAN-13 barcode at the same time as an ITF-14 barcode, then please put “N/A” into the “barcode number” box – we will assign an EAN-13 barcode number to you, and then turn that number into your ITF-14 carton code). The ITF-14 carton code will be emailed to you in 4 formats (.jpg, .pdf, .png, .svg).

    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

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Sample ITF-14 Carton Code

Download Sample ITF-14 Carton Code (zip file)

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, eps, bmp, tiff & pdf). You can then print the ITF-14 Code onto your delivery carton.

ITF-14 Carton Code sample image (GTIN or TUN)

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:

Scenario One:

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 the following:

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’) printed onto each of the delivery boxes.

Scenario Two:

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 the following:

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 contain the individual tins, and the other ITF-14 barcode would be printed onto the delivery boxes that contain the 4-pack lots of tins.

Need help?

Here are some common questions:

It is best practice to get a different barcode for each product variation. This is because stores use barcodes for two primary purposes: 1. Barcodes obtain the price of the product when scanned at the checkout. 2. Barcodes keep track of stock and alert retailers of low stock levels

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 two as well, 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 prefer not to stock products if they have to manually stocktake. Therefore, we recommend that each product variation has its own barcode number.

Yes, they will. We can supply both EAN-13 Barcodes (worldwide use) and UPC-A Barcodes (USA and Canada).
Yes, they are accepted in most stores worldwide. However, there are a few exceptions. For further details, please see Barcode Acceptance.
ITF-14 Codes are 14-digit barcodes that go on the delivery containers for your retail products (they are based on the product’s EAN-13 barcode number)

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