Products, Cases & Pallets


The GTIN or Global Trade Item Number is used to uniquely identify a product or traded item.


SSCC or Serial Shipping Container Code are typically used to identify outer cases, pallets or entire shipments.


The Global Identification Number for Consignments or GINC is the GS1 Identification Key used to identify a logical grouping of logistics units that are assembled to be transported together under one transport document.


The GSIN or Global Shipment Identification Number is the GS1 Identification Key used to identify a grouping of logistics units that comprise a shipment from one consignor to a consignee.

How to create a product barcode

How to create a 13 digit barcode number (Global Trade Item Number or GTIN) for a retail product.

How to create an outer case barcode

How to create a 14 digit barcode number for an outer case


SSCC: Serial Shipping Container Codes

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