Need a barcode?

You have probably come across companies online selling barcodes, buying barcodes from these sites should be treated with extreme caution.

Barcode numbers issued by organisations other than an official GS1 member organisation (GS1 MO) may be rejected by your trading partners resulting in additional costs for you to re-package, re-label and re-list your products, lost sales, unnecessary efforts, reputational damage with your trading partners and Incorrect product identification in Marketplaces.

GS1 provides a global database in which all active barcode numbers and registered license holder details can be verified. This license validation tool is used by major South African and international retailers to validate the barcode license numbers submitted to them by their suppliers.

Unauthorized Barcode re-sellers undermine the integrity of the GS1 system, they create confusion in the market and disrupt the functionality of supply chains around the world.

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The How

To obtain a range of Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) we have 4 easy, user friendly options:

1. Contact our Customer Service Centre and one of our expert consultants will guide you through the process and email you the relevant application forms – +27 11 777 3300

2. Download, complete and email the application form that meets your needs to  with your proof of payment.

Not sure which Membership option is for you? Call our Customer Service Centre to get assistance on +27 11 777 3300

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3. Book an appointment with a consultant at our offices in Johannesburg:

a. Block D, Pinmill Farm, 164 Katherine Street, Barlow Park, Sandton, 2148

b. Our trading hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5: 00 pm

4. Register your company profile with us and one of our expert consultants will be in touch with you to take you through the membership process.

GS1 South Africa endeavours to provide the most professional service possible. To accommodate the high volumes of calls we have estimated that our turnaround time for barcode applications is between 24 – 48 hours depending on your payment clearance.

We are also available for one on one appointments at our office where your barcode application process and payment clearance can be done while you wait.

Credit card facilities are available for onsite payments.