GTIN describes a family of GS1 global data structures that can be encoded into various types of data carriers (e.g., bar codes). The GTIN uniquely identifies an item or carton based on a global standard which spans across all business sectors. GTIN identification includes individual items as well as all other packaging configurations.
True Value retail point-of-sale scanners are configured to accept products identified with a GTIN-12, GTIN-13, or GTIN-8.
Every True Value shelf and master carton should be identified with a GTIN-14. These cartons are not read by point-of-sale scanners.
Each True Value supplier is responsible for ensuring that each item and carton is identified with a GTIN which has been produced in accordance with the GS1 General Specifications.
For suppliers in need of technical GTIN support or assistance with identifying each item and/or carton with GTIN, contact:
Bar Code Graphics, Inc.