JCPenney Barcode Testing Center

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Bar Code Graphics, Inc. has been selected by JCPenney to certify their suppliers' logistic barcodes. Due to the substantial investment in their automated scanning infrastructure and the benefits for both parties achieved from automation, JCPenney is expecting 100% barcode compliance from their suppliers.

Suppliers are required to provide actual samples for each type of GS1-128 shipping label used across the JCPenney supply chain. Since many suppliers ship from multiple locations, logistic barcode certification is necessary for every "ship point". This requirement is mandatory for existing and new suppliers.

All barcodes must be pre-registered through this website and pre-paid prior to submitting to our testing facility. An overview of the process is provided below. Samples that are not pre-registered and pre-paid will not be processed. Only physical samples will be evaluated. Our analysts will not review any facsimile or e-mailed images.

 Step 1: Please enter your Supplier ID and Email Address:
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 Step 2: Click 'Submit'. You will receive an email with further instructions.

Inquiries regarding the certification process and test results should be sent to For questions regarding Certification Processing, import vendors are encouraged to first review the Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) on this website.

Certification Fees
GS1-128 Label Evaluation - $75 per sample (Each format requires separate sample)

The Pre-Registration Process
Suppliers must now pre-register in order to submit logistic barcode samples. Please enter your company's Supplier ID in the login box at the bottom of the page. Pre-registration involves entering your facility address, contact information, and providing a listing of the samples you will be submitting. Payments via credit card are processed online during the pre-registration process.

Sample Submission
Once an invoice is paid (credit card), sample submissions may be sent to the BCG Testing Center. The testing laboratory address will be provided on the submission form generated during the pre-registration process. DO NOT SEND IN SAMPLES WITHOUT A COMPLETED SUBMISSION FORM.

Certification Results
Testing results will be provided via e-mail to the listed primary and secondary (optional) contacts within 3 business days from receipt. For suppliers who do not pass certification, the email evaluation will provide digital images, verification scan reports (if applicable), and corrective actions. All samples that do not pass certification will require re-evaluation and this testing process will need to be repeated.

Invoicing and Payment
Payment made with a credit card must be done during the online registration. For the quickest turn-around time, you are encouraged to pay via credit card. Suppliers will have the option of payment by check, which will need to accompany samples. Items that do not pass certification are required to be re-submitted. Certification fees are applicable for all new and re-submitted tests samples. Submissions including payment by check may require an extra day for processing. For GS1-128 support please call 1-800-662-0701 x310.

For GS1-128 and RFID support please call 1-800-662-0701 x310.

For questions involving RFID certification, please contact