Barcode Acceptance & NZ Retailer Requirements

This page outlines three tiers of retailers and their barcode requirements.

1. Retailers who require direct GS1 membership (Our barcodes are not suitable for these).
2. Retailers who require a Barcode Verification Report, but not necessarily GS1 membership (our barcodes are suitable).
3. Retailers who have no specific requirements other than a correctly formatted & globally unique barcode (our barcodes are suitable).

1. Retailers who require direct GS1 membership. Our numbers not accepted ↓

Proof of GS1 Membership Required
These retailers do not accept 3rd party GTINs. If you are supplying these retailers we recommend applying to GS1 directly.
Documentation (requirement of GS1 membership indicated by page number)

Foodstuffs NZ
FoodStuffs SI Merchandise Operations Procedure Guidelines for Suppliers (page 21)
Woolworths / Countdown (former Progressive Enterprises)Woolworths Group Supply Standards &
Packaging & Bar Code Specifications
For Consumer Units, Trade Units and Logistic Units May 2016 Vendor Release Version: v11.2
(page 17)
Super Retail Group (Super Cheap Auto, BCF, A-Mart, Rebel Sports)
Super Retail Group Packaging Specifications (page 8)
Amazon Brand Registry (not applicable to Private Seller Listings)https://brandservices.amazon.com.au/eligibility
https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/help/external/help.html?itemID=LE2KYT2UVPMTYGS&language=en_US&ref=efph_LE2KYT2UVPMTYGS_cont_200317470

2. Require Verification Report. Our EAN-13 or UPC-A numbers accepted w/ Barcode Verification Report

Barcode Verification Report required
These retailers do accept 3rd party GTINs but often require a Barcode Verification Report. The barcodes we supply are suitable at these retailers. See Barcode Verification to arrange a verification report.
(barcodes supplied by Barcode Savers are suitable)
Documentation
Bunnings WarehouseBunnings Packaging and Labelling guide for Our Suppliers (page 16)
Farro FreshFarro Fresh Supplier Form
Four SquareN/A
HuckleberryHuckleberry Supplier Information
https://www.rangeme.com/huckleberry
PlaceMakers PlaceMakers – General Terms of Supply (page 15)

3. No specific requirements. Our EAN-13 or UPC-A numbers accepted generally

No Specific Restrictions or;
retailer requires a valid EAN-13, UPC-A, EAN-8 or;
Compliance with minimum GS1 standards e.g. correct size/format. (barcodes supplied by Barcode Savers are suitable)
Notes
amazon.com, amazon.com.au and all other Amazon tlds
(Private Seller Listings)
Amazon Seller Support have informed our customers barcodes can be bought from “any external or third party supplier and use them to list your products, however the barcode must be valid”

Amazon’s integrated form validators accept our EAN-13 and UPC-A barcodes into their system to list new products.
catch.co.nzN/A
netohq.comOur EAN-13 & UPC-A numbers validate on the Neto Platform. Please note if the item is intended for Amazon Brand Registry that Amazon’s Brand Registry polices apply.
rangeme.comBoth our UPC-A & EAN-13 barcodes validate in RangeMe’s system. RangeMe are using a form validator (similar to Amazon) to confirm the correct check digit and the GTIN is constructed properly.

Please Note – This list contains the most notable and common examples of retailer requirements in New Zealand and is accurate to the best of our knowledge and experience. There are millions of stores globally with differing supplier policies and guidelines therefore this list is by no means definitive. Vendor guidelines and internal policies are subject to change at any time. If you are uncertain about a particular retailer we recommend requesting a supplier guideline document or vendor agreement to determine if direct GS1 membership is a requirement.