5. Test/Validate That Your Barcodes Will Work

Barcode verification is the best way to ensure that your barcodes will scan the first time, every time. Poor quality barcodes may cost you time, productivity, and money. Choose from these three options:


GS1 US Solution Providers
Use the GS1 US Solution Provider Finder to find a solution provider who can perform Barcode Verification Services.


GS1 US Barcode Verification Services
GS1 US tests the barcode for adherence to GS1 Standards through a verification process and the GS1 General Specifications. This for-fee service testing includes size assessment, color, print quality, quiet zones, barcode height, location/placement of the barcode, and the correct calculation of the check digit.

For more information, visit our GS1 US Barcode Verification Services page.


Verification Equipment
You can purchase your own verification equipment to perform verification yourself. You can choose from one of the GS1 US Solution Providers that sell verifiers. Select the Hardware option, then scroll down to select Verifiers.

If you want to share your data electronically, go to:
Step 6. Share Your Information Electronically