Carton Label Requirements (Hibbett EDI Compliant Vendors)
Carton Label Requirements described below refer to Hibbett EDI compliant business partners. Carton Label Requirements cover GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label specifications.
- The 20-digit carton ID printed on the GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label must be included in the MAN segment of the ASN (856), Each carton must have a unique carton ID number.
- An ongoing GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) bar code quality control program must be in place to ensure ANSI A or B (scanning with a 10 mil aperture) print quality.
- USE ONLY “SMUDGE-PROOF” LABELING / INK AND HIGH QUALITY PAPER PRODUCTS. DO NOT USE UPS OR ANY TYPE OF EMBOSSED LABEL.
- The GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label must be created based on the GS-1 specifications. Using a 4” by 6” label format, the GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) bar code should be 3.02” in length, 1.25” in height, with a .25” quiet zone on each side. Use only GS-1 / EAN-128, subset C bar code symbology with the narrowest bar on space width of 20 mil (+ or – 4 mil).
- HIBBETT RF SCANNERS READ ONLY AN “I 2 OF 5” OR “3 OF 9” BARCODE FORMAT.
- INDUSTRY STANDARDS STATE GS1-128 (FORMERLY UCC-128) CARTON IDS SHOULD NOT BE REUSED FOR 1 YEAR; HIBBETT STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT GS1-128 (FORMERLY UCC-128) CARTON IDS NEVER BE REUSED. If a GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) carton ID is reused within a one-year period, an expense offset will be deducted from the invoice.
- The GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label should be placed on the top of the carton. Ensure that the label is placed so that the bar code is scannable, i.e. not on a seam or the corner of the carton.
- If Hibbett vendors are UNABLE to comply with the new guideline requirements to “place the GS1-128 (UCC-128) label on the TOP of the Carton”, the Vendor MUST EMAIL EDI department stating the reason in detail. If an exception has been granted the label must be placed on the largest side of the carton.
- Do not cover information with the GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) label where the shipping carton is also the display carton on the selling floor.
- If a product requires multiple cartons for one selling unit / UPC code, contact the EDI Coordinator for specific instructions regarding GS1-128 (formerly UCC-128) multi-carton label requirements.