Marking pallets

The GS1 Logistics Label is a standard label used to mark logistic units such as pallets. Using this label a logistic unit can be tracked through the entire supply chain, from manufacturing to end customer.

A GS1 Logistics Label can be one or a combination of:

  • Pallet label
  • Transport label
  • Store and customer label

Common to all three label types is that it is mandatory to show the logistic unit’s Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC). If a logistic unit is marked with a combination of several labels then these must either show the same SSCC or the SSCC should be shown on only one of them.

Pallet label

The pallet label is often applied by the manufacturer and is needed for its own handling in the warehouse and for the buyer’s goods reception and warehousing.

The pallet label contains information about the contents of the logistic unit, such as which items the logistic unit contains, and the items' batch numbers and expiry dates.

Read more about the pallet label

Transport label

The transport label is used to keep track of a pallet during transport and to meet the requirements of the logistics process, for example traceability of goods.

The transport label contains the carrier’s information, for example the sender and recipient of the logistic unit.

Read more about the transport label

Store and customer label

The store and customer label is used when the manufacturer or supplier sends a package via a wholesaler or distribution centre to a specific store or customer.

The store and customer label contains information about the store or customer.

European guide and web tool

Guide for GS1 Logistics Label

Logistics label web tool


GS1 Logistics Label Guideline (.pdf)