Barcode Scan Verification tests your printed barcode images to ensure that they can be scanned first time, every time.
By identifying any problems with barcodes before wide-scale production of packaging begins, brand owners can avoid the unwelcome scenario where products must be withdrawn, packaging redesigned and reprinted - all because a barcode does not scan when it should.
Barcode Scan Verification tests barcodes to ensure that they comply with global standards and on a variety of scanners (including point-of-sale scanners) to ensure that each one passes the "real-world" test.
To facilitate product listings, you can submit printing proofs of your intended packaging in order to get a certificate for your trading partners confirming you have submitted your barcode for testing. It is recommended you also submit your final packaging to ensure your barcodes are compliant with sizing, positioning and other global standards.
GS1 Canada is a certified third-party barcode verifier that complies with the Procedural Guidelines for Certification Services.
Barcodes that can be tested by Barcode Scan Verification include:
Barcode Scan Verification tests your barcodes for:
Barcodes are issued a grade between A (4.0) to F (below 0.5) and passing barcodes receive a certificate of compliance. If the barcode fails, GS1 Canada will issue feedback providing direction on how to amend your barcodes.
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An all-in-one tool to efficiently create high-resolution barcode symbols for your GS1 GTINs.
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Ensure your barcodes scan correctly on a variety of retail point-of-sale scanners
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Our commitment to data excellence ensures bilingual product data is perpetually cleansed and updated, increasing accuracy and building trust between trading partners. By ensuring that barcodes scan correctly before packaging is finalized helps to ensure that accurate data can be accessed at every point in the supply chain.
Trusted Canadian Excellence
No matter the size of your organization, we know exactly what you have to do to meet major Canadian trading partner and regulatory requirements. Simply schedule and send your products to GS1 Canada and we will capture and distribute everything your trading partners need to sell your products online.
Increased Operational Efficiency
Save significant resources and increase consistency by replacing manual, repetitive processes and paperwork with one centralized, non-proprietary industry solution. Barcode Scan Verification helps to identify problems with printed barcodes before packaging is finalized, saving time and money associated with needing to withdraw products and redesign and reprint packaging.
GS1 standards create a common language to identify, capture, share and use supply chain data – ensuring important information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.
By helping your barcode images comply with global barcode standards, Barcode Scan Verification ensures your products can be scanned anywhere in the world.
GS1 Canada subscribers in good standing can submit products, print proofs or labels to be tested using the Barcode Scan Verification service.
You can request Barcode Scan Verification à la carte or add it to another service, including Trading Partner Bundles; when you send your product.
You may order multiple Barcode Scan Verification tests à la carte for the same barcode on print proofs or labels. If you would like this option, you can change the quantity of tests ordered for that GTIN within the Content Capture Service Request tool.