Barcode ranges

If you are planning on printing your own labels, you might want to have your own predefined barcode range. That will allow you to know a barcode for each of your packets in advance and print its label beforehand.

If you have decided you need a barcode range, you just need to contact our Customer Service and they will create a range for you.

NOTE: The barcode range is only usable while uploading data using SOAP/REST API. The other ways do not support input of barcode.

You get a range that looks like this 5000000000 - 5000999999, depending on its size. While the range is in reality 1 000 000 packets wide, you should use it for only 10 000 packets.

For a 10 000 packet range you could describe the barcode format like this:

XXXXYYYYZZ

Where:

  • XXXX - Is your range's constant prefix.
  • YYYY - Is your actual range you should use in its full width.
  • ZZ - Is randomly generated suffix, this suffix should serve as a soft security measure so people can't just guess tracking numbers of your packets.

When you are close to depletion of your range, just contact our Customer Service and they will assign you a new one. If you were to use a number outside of your range, the creation of the packet would fail.

NOTE: Even though you can not use a specific number outside your range, you can still use our public range by not specifying any barcode.