JCPenny Import Shipping Container Requirements

In previous posts we have already spoke about shiping requirements for JCPenny partners. Today’s post contains examples of the required JCPenny Import Shipping label formats for ‘standard pack’ (assorted sizes and single size) and ‘odd pack’ cartons.

JCPenny Import Shipping Label Stock

Authorized label size is 4 inches by 7 inches (10.5 cm by 18 cm) for portrait and 4 inches by 8 inches (10.5 cm by 20 cm) for landscape. Label stock must be white, non-glossy.

JCPenny Import Shipping Label Formats

There are two label formats within JCPenny shipping container marking program. These two formats are used for both Retail and Catalog shipments as applicable. The first format is for Standard Packs, which are pre-determined items and quantities in a carton. This can be a pre-determined quantity of either one item/size or an assortment of multiple items/sizes. The pre-determined items and quantities are reflected on the JCPenny contract. The second format is for Odd Packs. Odd Packs are used when the items and quantities in the carton do not match the pre-determined standard pack. This most commonly results where there are production overruns or the quantities ordered are not in multiples of the standard pack. Small height transport packages may require that the labeler arrange the zones in a manner that will serve a variety of container styles and sizes. The labeler, therefore, may increase the label width to accommodate side-by-side zone Specifications. Serial Shipping Container Codes must be unique. Serial numbers may be repeated after six months. These labels were developed using the UCC/EAN building blocks. Each zone on the label contains specific information. Bar code must be ANSI Grade B or higher.

JCPenny Import Shipping Label Placement

Where carton height allows, labels must be applied vertically on the side of the carton.

JCPenny Import Shipping

If a label does not fit vertically on the side of the carton, it may be moved to the top of the carton.

JCPenny Import Shipping

For side-applied labels, the UCC-128 label must be located in the lower righthand quadrant of the longest natural side of the carton. Labels should be placed on the side parallel to the flap seam on cartons where the length and width are identical. The bottom edge of the bar code that contains the SSCC-18 should be located 1.25 inches (32 mm) from the container’s natural bottom. The outer edge of the Quiet Zone should be no closer than 0.75 inch (19 mm) to the edge of the vertical face. The UCC recommends that the outermost bar be no closer than 1.25 inches (32 mm) to the edge of the vertical face. For small shipping containers, there is a landscape version of the UCC-128 shipping label.

If a transport package has a height of less than 7.5 inches [4.5 inches if using the landscape label] and placing a bar code on the side of the package is impossible, the label may be placed on the top of the package. In this case, the symbol should be placed with the bars perpendicular to the shortest side, no closer than 1.25 inches (32 mm) from any edge. Important note: The UCC-128 should never be placed over the top flap seam of a carton.

There should not be any tape, marking, or additional labels covering any part of the UCC-128 shipping label. UCC-128 shipping labels should be applied without any wrinkles running through the bar code symbols. UCC-128 shipping labels should never be wrapped any edge of a carton. This is to prevent damage to the label due to edge crush.

JCPenny Import Shipping

Carton content labels, when required, are to be placed immediately next to the UCC-128 Shipping Label on the same panel of the carton.

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