GS1-128 barcodes

GS1-128 barcodes are used to represent GS1 ID Keys and other data, and are commonly found on cases, pallets and other logistics units in the supply chain. These barcodes can include additional information about your trade items to improve supply chain efficiency.


The GS1-128 barcode was added to the GS1 System to enable companies to capture more information in a single barcode. Initially used in the food and grocery industries, it is now widely used in logistics and other application such as the identification of assets. 

The barcode uses a series of GS1 Application Identifiers to include a range of additional data such as:

  • Best Before Date
  • Batch Number
  • Quantity
  • Weight


The GS1-128 also encodes the SSCC, used for the identification of logistics units.

This barcode is not scannable at point-of-sale.