GS1-128 Label and UPC Requirements (Indigo)
A GS1-128 Barcode label must be applied to each carton and/or pallet shipped (based on shipping method); linking the individual carton/pallet to the associated ASN Item/Qty detail. Failure to meet Indigo’s GS1-128 Label guideline requirements will cause your shipment to be quarantined within Indigo’s Distribution Centres. A cost recovery charge will also be applied to any violation of this guideline
Vendors are responsible for ensuring that a unique scannable, and correct UPC or EAN (International Article Number; formerly European Article Number) is provided on all products shipped to Indigo Distribution Centres (“DCs”) or Stores. UPCs and EANs must meet the specifications defined by the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada. If possible, UPC numbers should never be reassigned; however, in the event one must be reassigned, Indigo requires that the number not be in use for a minimum of 36 months prior to reuse or reassignment to allow the UPC to pass through the retail product cycle.
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