Consumer units

Consumer units with variable weight are often sold by the kilogram. Numbering these with a variable weight number allows each package to be priced individually. The price can be calculated from the item’s price per kilogram and the package weight.

Identify items with a variable weight number

A variable weight number is national, which means that a Swedish variable weight number can only be used in Sweden. If you sell items with variable weight in another country you must contact the GS1 office in the country of sale. They can provide you with a variable weight number which is valid in their country.

Consumer units with variable weight must be numbered with a variable weight number and marked with an EAN-13 barcode.

How to create a variable weight number