If you are researching barcode numbers on the internet you may come across websites offering you barcodes at a very cheap one-off rate. These operators are not part of the GS1 network and are not authorised to sell GS1 numbers.
GS1 global standards are the most widely used supply chain standards in the world. Over 2 million organisations across the globe use GS1 Standards today, to identify, capture and share information about their products, services, locations and assets.
A “GTIN” or Global Trade Item Number is the official term for a barcode number – the code that uniquely identifies a product or service. A GTIN is built up from a GS1 Company Prefix (GCP) to create a full barcode number.
Selling on a retail website or online platform such as Amazon, ebay or Google Shopping? Get an EAN, UPC or GTIN code to identify your product for the seller.