When to change a barcode number (GTIN)

When launching a new product, changing an existing one, or running a promotion many people are uncertain whether or not to keep or change the barcode number (GTIN).

Some examples of when you need to assign a new barcode number are shown below:

  • Any change to declared net content
  • Changes to wording of the existing product name, product brand or product description
  • Any dimensional change to packaging of more than 20% in any axis

There is a comprehensive set of rules to guide you in deciding when to change the barcode number (GTIN).

To view these rules please click on the web link below: