Walmart® marking and coding requirements

Understanding the specifications for cases and trays

As a Walmart® supplier, you are faced with many labeling requirements for outer cases and shipping pallets. Videojet can help by evaluating your current marking processes and equipping your operation with high-resolution printing technology – either print and apply labeling or large character inkjet – to comply with Walmart® case and tray marking requirements.

Understanding Walmart® case and tray coding requirements*

Case marking with labels or direct inkjet printing

Scannable bar codes and other information are required on at least two sides of a standard shipping case, one being the longest side.

  • 14-digit vendor pack (orderable) GTIN barcode: ITF-14 and/or GS1-128 (w/ appropriate application identifier) format. Printed in black ink only. Additional information is required.
  • Barcodes to meet or exceed the ANSI standard grade B.Barcodes printed directly on corrugate to meet or exceed ANSI standard grade C.
  • ITF-14 Orderable GTIN minimum code size: 3” L x .75” H
  • GS1-128 minimum code size: 3” L x .75” H
  • Label sizes: 4 x 6” and 3 x 4”

Shipping pallet labeling

Pallets must be labeled with SSCC-18 barcodes on at least two adjacent sides of the pallet in addition to the use of GTIN barcode at the case level.

  • Walmart requirement: “Pallet labels are required on at least two adjacent sides of the pallet, preferred on the upper right corner. It is best practice to place the label between layers of stretch wrap.”

*These requirements are Videojet’s independent interpretation of those issued by Walmart®. They are not intended to be exhaustive and are subject to change. Videojet recommends that you refer to the latest case marking specifications provided directly to Walmart® suppliers by Walmart® to help ensure compliance.

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Videojet print and apply labelers, large character inkjet printers and pallet labeler can help meet case and tray coding requirements with on-line printing of high-resolution, high contrast codes and product information.

Videojet 9550 Print & Apply Labeling Machine

Videojet 9560 PL pallet labeling system

Capable of covering two or three sides and applying up to four labels, the Videojet 9560 PL can process up to 120 pallets per hour.

Videojet 2351/2361 case coding system

Videojet 2380 case coding system

The Videojet 2380 high-resolution inkjet systems print alphanumeric codes, barcodes and graphics directly on corrugate cases and trays.

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