SSCC

SSCCs or Serial Shipping Container Codes are used to identify items assembled for the purpose of transport or storage. SSCCs are typically used to identify outer cases, pallets or entire shipments. SSCCs may be combined with the use of the Despatch Advice for automated goods receipt.

SSCC structure

SSCCs are a fixed length 18-digit number composed of an Extension Digit, GS1 Company Prefix, a Serial Reference and a Check Digit. An SSCC may be encoded in a barcode symbol using AI (00).

The SSCC is constructed as follows:

Extension
Digit
GS1 Company Prefix >                    < Serial ReferenceCheck
Digit
N1
N2N3N4N5N6N7N8N9N10N11N12N13N14N15N16N17
N18

Learn about identifying pallets with an SSCC and the GS1 128 barcode symbol

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