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BISG recommends barcoding and labeling guidelines for product barcodes (Bookland EAN & U.P.C), Shipping Labels, Product Labels, and Pallet Headers. See below for more information.

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Barcode Suppliers
Barcoding Guidelines for the US Book Industry 
Guidelines for Pallet Heading Labeling
Guidelines for Shipping Container Labeling
Increase the Price Add-on for the EAN Barcode

 

Barcode Suppliers

Don't intend to create your barcodes and labels yourself? Click here for a list of BISG approved barcode suppliers.

The following suppliers will make sure your barcodes and labels are correctly formatted to BISG's Barcoding Guidelines for the U.S. Book Industry.

Barcoding Guidelines for the US Book Industry

An online FAQ resource.

Guidelines for Pallet Header Labeling

Provides a succinct and uniform way for publishers to communicate to their customers the contents on each pallet. 

BISG's Pallet Header Guidelines were developed by BISG's Distribution Executives Interest Group, known today as the Manufacturing & Distribution Committee. Used mostly by publishers who are unable to send pallet-level ASNs and customers unable to receive them, the Pallet Header should be considered an intermediary step for use until trading partners are capable of sending/receiving pallet level ASNs. These guidelines provide a succinct and uniform way for publishers to communicate to their customers the contents on each pallet.

Pallet Header Guideline (PDF) Download here. — Last updated March 2006


Guidelines for Shipping Container Labeling

Recommends standard practice to simplify the capture of data at all stages of shipping, warehousing and receiving and align the book industry with global trade.

Guidelines for Shipping Container Labeling were developed by BISG's Distribution Executives Interest Group, known today as the Manufacturing & Distribution Committee. The guidelines recommend standard practice that simplifies the capture of data at all stages of shipping, warehousing and receiving.

 

CLICK HERE to download Guidelines for Shipping Container Labeling (PDF) — Last updated July 2008

 

Increase to the Price Add-On for the EAN Barcode

An increase in U.S.dollar price limit for the Bookland EAN Add-On barcode from $99.98 to $499.99 was approved during BISG's Annual Meeting in September 2004. This action was taken in recognition of an increasing number of titles priced over $100. The rules for price encoding resulting from this action are shown in the PDF document below.

CLICK HERE to download Increase to the Price Add-On for the EAN Barcode(PDF) — Last updated 2005

 

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