Do it Best Corp. Barcode Requirements

Do it Best Corp. requires 2 types of barcodes depending on the salability of the product and packaging being used.

UPC Codes

UPC Codes are used for the actual selling units. All selling units are required to be marked with the product code (GTIN) in a readable bar code. The first six digits of the UPC code are an assigned number which is identified with the manufacturer. These first six digits will always be consistent with the respective manufacturer. The next five digits represent the item and are likely to be associated with the model # shown in the Do it Best Corp. description. The last digit, a check digit, is used to verify accuracy. UPC’s are required to be visible, scannable, and readable.

EDI UPC codes

SCC Codes

SCC Codes for cartons that are not the selling unit. 56. UPC (Universal Bar Code) is the identifying bar code on the selling unit. UPC’s generally consist of 12 digits that are grouped in 1, 5, 5, & 1 digit increments. To allow both computer scanners and people to read them UPC’s are printed in human-readable form.

SCC (Standard Carton Code) is representative in Interleaved 2 of 5 symbology. Each SCC code represents an item and its respective package size. They are found on master cartons, inner packs, pallets, etc. SCC codes are 14 digits in length and are grouped in 1, 2, 5, 5, and 1 digit increments. See example:

SCC code

In the example above the leading PI of 1 is used to identify the next level of packaging above the consumer or selling unit. The 0 in the second position represents global compatibility. The next 11 digits are not unlike the UPC in that they are representative of the consumer unit. The PI of 1 does not itself define the quantity, instead, these are considered non-significant numbers used to access a computer database which in turn defines the product and the package quantity.

Other formats

Do it Best systems also recognize the follow formats:

  • UPC-E (8 digit compressed UPC)
  • EAN-8 (European UPC based on UPC-E standard)
  • EAN-13 (European UPC based on UPC-A standard)

All vendor shipments are monitored for compliance with barcode requirements. Vendors who wish to have their deductions reviewed are required to do so within 30 days from the date of the initial e-mail communication.

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