The GS1-128 barcode shipping label
The GS1-128 barcode is typically included in a GS1 Logistic Label, which is accepted by most major retailers and marketplaces across the globe. The GS1 Logistic Label information may be grouped into separate segments for the supplier, customer, and carrier. The types of data needed for different stops along the supply chain can be expressed in different sections (also called building blocks) in the label.
The label should contain two essential elements: information to be used by people (human readable text and) and information designed for data capture by a machine (barcodes).
This example shows a case label that may be applied at the time of a product’s transport. It contains information on the route and destination, as well as the SSCC encoded in a GS1-128 barcode. The GS1-128 encoding the SSCC is at the bottom building block of the label.