Case or box barcode (ITF-14)
Do you need a Case or Box Barcode for your products?
SA Barcodes can design and issue you with high-resolution Case 14 digit Barcodes (ITF-14 codes) for the delivery of your goods in bulk. We can email and print your images for you at the lowest costs and best quality. You will have no problems with the scanning of your box barcodes.
Information on Case Barcodes in South Africa (also know as ITF-14 Barcodes):
Many of our customers purchase EAN-13 retail barcodes for their individual products, and later find out that their retailers need an additional barcode for deliveries of boxes, cases or crates of their items, this ITF 14 barcode short for is Interleaved 2of5 or a GTIN-14 as some stores refer to this barcode format, is used in the receiving area of the store and is not able to be used on individual products as it can not be scanned at the point of sale system. Never fear though, SA Barcodes offers a quick and efficient design and printing service for the 14 digit box barcodes (ITF-14 Codes) which correspond to the retail barcodes of the items contained within the package.Each carton/case size that you use will require a separate box barcode. This allows the retailer to capture the number of items that have been added to their inventory with one scan, making the receiving of your goods much easier all around. So for example, if your goods are sent in deliveries of 10 and 50 units, you will require two separate ITF-14 codes, one for each size carton. Up to ten unique ITF-14 barcodes can be created from one EAN-13 product barcode. We charge a once-off fee of R175.00 for the design and registration per Case Barcode; and once payment is made you can expect delivery of the completed package within twenty four hours. We also include a spreadsheet with your specific EAN barcode that will link with your ITF-14 so that you do not get confused on which one to use with which product but in case you require further confirmation you can see by looking at the last four digits of both barcodes, the very last digit will be ignored as that is your check digit so we will look at the three digits in front of that and they should match in both the EAN barcode and the corresponding ITF-14 barcode. Your EAN will always begin with a 0 and your ITF-14’s will begin with numbers such as 1,2 3, depending on how many you purchase. The check digit of your ITF-14 and EAN-13 barcodes is vitally important and are calculated by adding together each of the odd position numbers in your barcode and then multiply them by 3 and then by adding together the total of the even position numbers, the last digit of the result is subtracted from 10 to calculate the check digit. A check digit is calculated automatically when barcodes are generated so you do not have to worry about your check digit ever being incorrect if you purchase your barcodes from us as we do the calculations and input for you. You can also make use of a check digit calculator online if you would like to be certain. A barcode on a box (ITF-14) is normally printed with a thick black border around it, this black border is called a bearer bar. A bearer bars purpose is to ensure accurate and easier scanning when the barcodes are scanned at a distance or at an angle as the bearer bar will force the scanner to exit its beam at the top or bottom edge so that the scanner can indicate an error so that no incorrect information is recorded in the stores stock system. These bearer bars also serve a purpose when it comes to having your ITF-14 barcodes printed with a plate for heavy duty usage, with having these bars on the plate it will distribute the pressure of the plate placing your barcode on your item, such as a pallet, shipping container or perhaps mechanical parts. In this case they can also be known or referred to as shipping container codes.
How to make a purchase (Card/EFT):
You may purchase a single ITF-14 barcode using your Credit/Debit card by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. This will take you to Payfast – our secure online payment provider. Payfast accepts a variety of payment options including credit card, debit card and UKash.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to pay by EFT or would like to order more than one Case-barcode, please deposit a total of R175.00 (per ITF-14 code required) using the bank account below (using your name as the reference); and please remember to send us proof of payment along with the barcode numbers of your individual products via fax – 086 663 8699 or
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Banking details for EFT payments:
Account holder: SA Barcodes
Account number: 62360097440
Branch Code: 204209
Account type: Cheque
For larger or more complicated or detailed/specific orders (including stickers) please contact us for an instant quote.