Stage GS1-128 Label Certification

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Welcome to the Stage GS1-128 Label Certification site.

Please note that as of February 1st, 2014 new Stage violations will not be hosted on this site. All tasks for new violations should be handled at Stage’s new compliance portal:

You can begin the label certification process by entering your email and Supplier ID/Vendor # in the box below. For label certification, all suppliers are required to provide actual samples for each type of GS1-128 shipping label used within the Stage supply chain. Since many suppliers ship from multiple locations, logistical barcode certification is necessary for every “ship point”. This requirement is mandatory for existing and new suppliers.

All barcode label samples must be pre-registered through this website and pre-paid prior to submitting to our testing facility. Samples not pre-registered and pre-paid will not be processed. Only physical samples will be evaluated. Our analysts will not review any facsimile or e-mailed images.

GS1-128 Label Certification: Start Here

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Inquiries regarding the certification process and test results should be sent to  For questions regarding Certification Processing, suppliers are encouraged to first review the Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) on this website.

Certification Fees
GS1-128 Label Evaluation - $75 per sample (Each format requires separate sample)

The Pre-Registration Process
Suppliers must now pre-register in order to submit logistic barcode samples.  Please enter your company's Supplier ID in the Supplier Registration box.  Pre-registration involves entering your facility address, contact information, and providing a listing of the samples you will be submitting.  Payments via credit card are processed online during the pre-registration process.

Sample Submission
Once an invoice is paid (credit card), sample submissions may be sent to the BCG Testing Center.  The testing laboratory address will be provided on the submission form generated during the pre-registration process.  DO NOT SEND IN SAMPLES WITHOUT A COMPLETED SUBMISSION FORM.

Certification Results
Testing results will be provided via e-mail to the listed primary and secondary (optional) contacts within 3 business days from receipt.  For suppliers who do not pass certification, the email evaluation will provide digital images, verification scan reports (if applicable), and corrective actions.  All samples that do not pass certification will require re-evaluation and this testing process will need to be repeated.

Invoicing and Payment
Payment made with a credit card must be done during the online registration.  For the quickest turn-around time, you are encouraged to pay via credit card.  Suppliers will have the option of payment by check, which will need to accompany samples.  Items that do not pass certification are required to be re-submitted.  Certification fees are applicable for all new and re-submitted tests samples.  Submissions including payment by check may require an extra day for processing.  For GS1-128 support please call 1-800-662-0701 x310.