An ITF-14 Carton Code is a 14 digit barcode used on warehousing and logistics units. Units using an ITF-14 barcode can contain multiple instances of the same product or mixed lots of assorted products. Some larger retailers and distributors will require ITF-14 carton codes in order to track your products through the supply chain.
When a Carton contains a quantity of the same product the ITF-14’s reference number will correspond to the EAN-13’s product code on the actual product. When a Carton contains a mixed lot of various products a new product number is assigned to represent the mixed lot.
Packaging Level Indicator – The packaging level indicator is the first digit of the ITF-14 code. The packaging level number can range from 0 – 8 (9 cannot be used). Standard orders of ITF-14 numbers use the packaging indicator (1).
If you have purchased an EAN-13 barcode package and require corresponding ITF-14 Carton Codes please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order reference or receipt number. If you require a packaging level indicator other than “1” or have any other special requirement you can include this information in your mail.
ITF-14s can not be used at point of sale.
EAN-13s can not be used in place of an ITF-14.