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Michel Ottiker
Senior Standards Expert
GS1 System

T +41 58 800 72 32

Barcode testing

Are you unsure whether your barcodes are readable at the checkout? We will test your GS1 data carriers through and through.

This is what you do:

You post your barcode to us and we check whether you are meeting all the GS1 specifications. We also test the print quality. We then email you a "GS1 verification report". This gives you detailed feedback on your barcode. We will produce the report in German or English, as required.

This verification is not mandatory and it is just a snapshot: the result relates only to the sample sent in for testing.

We recommend testing if there are problems with scanning. Also, once you have a positive verification you can be sure you are meeting all the GS1 specifications.

Please note: as well as GS1 barcodes we test EPC tags and two dimensional GS1 codes such as GS1 DataMatrix.


CHF 100.00 per barcode and test, excluding VAT. For members of GS1 Switzerland 10 barcode tests per year are free.