ITF-14 Carton Codes
Please place your order below if you need an ITF-14 Carton Code (also known as GTIN or TUN).
ITF-14 Carton Code barcode image
ITF-14 (TUN) Image for the outside of a carton containing a quantity of your retail product – based on your EAN-13 retail barcode number. Images emailed to you in 4 different formats (.jpg, .pdf, .png, .svg).
You will be asked to enter your EAN-13 barcode number on the checkout page (if you are purchasing an EAN-13 barcode at the same time as an ITF-14 barcode, then just type “N/A” because we will assign an EAN-13 barcode number to you, and then use that number to create your ITF-14 barcode images)
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 $ 30
2 $ 25
3 $ 20
4 + $ 15
10 + $ 8
20 + $ 5
50 + $ 2.50
Sample ITF-14 Carton Code
ITF-14 Codes are 14-digit barcodes that go on the delivery containers for your retail products (based on the product’s EAN-13 barcode number). We will send your Carton Code images via email in 4 different formats (jpeg, png, SVG & pdf). You can then choose the format you prefer and print your Carton Code onto the delivery box.
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, whether they are being sold individually or in bulk).
How to use an ITF-14 Carton Code:
Example Number One:
If you want to deliver tins of tomatoes to supermarkets (and each tin is to be sold individually once in the supermarket), then you will need:
1) One EAN-13 barcode (e.g. ‘0123456789012’*) to go onto each of the tins; and
2) One ITF-14 Carton Code (based on your EAN barcode – i.e. ‘10123456789019’*) to be printed onto the delivery cartons.
* FYI: to turn an EAN-13 number into an ITF-14 number, a digit (usually a “1”) is added to the start of the EAN-13 number, and then the checksum digit (the last digit) is re-calculated.
Example Number Two:
If your tins of tomatoes were to be sold in the supermarkets both as a) individual tins and as b) 6-packs of tins, then you would need:
1) Two separate EAN-13 barcodes (one for the tins being sold individually, and the other for the 6-packs of tins); and
2) Two ITF-14 Carton Codes (one based on each of the EAN barcode numbers). One Carton Code would be printed onto the delivery box that contained the individual tins, and the other would be printed onto the delivery box that contained the 6-pack lots of tins.
Here are some common questions:
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 2, 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 may prefer not to stock products if they manually count how many are left of each size and reorder accordingly. Therefore it is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.
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