Barcode Verification Reports
Some stores require each product to have had the barcode tested before they will stock the product. The store wants to check that the barcode scans easily. The purpose of a barcode verification report is to give retailers reassurance that your barcodes scan properly. Good quality barcodes scan well hence no delays at checkout. A list of the retailers that may require barcode verification is found here. It is mainly just the big retailers like supermarkets and some hardware stores that require verification reports. Smaller shops do not require them.
A barcode verifier is a specialized machine that scans your barcode image ten times and gives it a grade. The verifier analyses whether or not your barcode image is decoded easily and consistently. Your barcode will either receive a “pass” mark (A, B, C, and D) or a “fail” mark on the verification report. A “pass” mark indicates that your barcode image is of a adequate standard and quality when scanned by a retail barcode scanner.
We can supply verification reports. They are completed to the international verification standards. If you order a barcode verification report please post us a physical copy of the barcode that requires verification (as printed on it’s product packaging or label). We require a copy of your barcode as printed on it’s actual packaging in order to comply with the verification requirements. It takes 2 or 3 working days to generate your verification report (after we receive your barcode on it’s packaging/label).
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Verification report for your completed barcode artwork. This should be printed and sent to us so that we can do the verification report for the barcode as it will be finally printed (or as close as possible)
Please note that approximately 10 per cent of the barcodes fail verification. Usually the reasons for failure are easily preventable. Therefore, if you order barcode verification from us please make sure that you barcode complies with the Standard Barcode Dimensions. Ensure that you have adequately large quiet zones on the left and right sides of your barcode image. Check your barcode thoroughly before posting it to us. You can use a magnifying glass to observe whether any of the bar edges are a bit fuzzy. You could also test your barcode yourself with a handheld barcode scanner to make sure that it is scanning easily.
Here you can read more about barcode verification and barcode dimension standards.
Please also read our barcode printing tips.