Barcoding Requirements
Barcoding Requirements

Barcoding Requirements

Here are some details you'll need to know to barcode your products appropriately.

Barcodes Overview

All products must be barcoded and meet Code 39 or GS1 standards.

Note that UPC and EAN barcodes fall under GS1 standards. We also support ISBN and ASIN barcodes. Please refer to the linked pages above for further details on these standards.

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We do not support 2D barcodes, this includes QR codes.

If your products aren’t barcoded to meet Airhouse standards, after signing on with us, your Account Manager will go through your SKUs with you and generate Airhouse-unique barcodes for each SKU.

If your products are barcoded but are unscannable (e.g., 2D codes, smudged ink and therefore unreadable by scanners, etc.) then your Account Manager will go through re-barcoding with you.

QR codes or unclear barcodes will not be scannable.
QR codes or unclear barcodes will not be scannable.

Sizing and Placement

We recommend printing barcodes with black ink on a white background, with a minimum height for the barcode image itself of 0.5" and width of 1" for scannability.

Additionally, the quiet zone should be a minimum of 0.125” on each side of the barcode symbol (pictured below).

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Quiet Zone: The blank margins on either side of a barcode that is used to tell the barcode scanner where the barcode symbology starts and stops.

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All text below the barcode bars should be 12 pt font.

Please locate your barcode in a place that is easily visible. See the images below for examples.

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Ready-to-Ship Prep

Each product must arrive at the warehouse ready to ship.

Each product is barcoded and packed individually so that the physical SKU matches the digital SKU, or, what ships out must match how it arrives from your factory.

For example, if you sell items in 1-packs but they arrive at the warehouse shrink-wrapped in 5-packs from your factory, the 1-packs must be barcoded and arrive in singles.

If this doesn't match, we must set up special receiving instructions and/or bundles to match the physical inventory to digital inventory.

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