The GS1-128 barcode is suitable for scanning in logistics environments and not for retail POS scanning.
- This type of barcode is used on the logistics label and often on outer packaging such as boxes, pallets and reusable containers.
- In addition to a GTIN the GS1-128 barcode can also include different GS1 identification keys (such as a SSCC and/or GLN) and additional information such as a lot number and expiry date. This information is encoded using Application Identifiers. It can combine different data with a maximum length of 48 alphanumeric characters and a maximum width of 16.5 cm.
Please note: the GS1-128 barcode is different to CODE 128. The latter is not a GS1 barcode.