GS1 Barcode Licence & Registration Fees

GS1 South Africa provides members with the unique barcode numbers that businesses require to identify products, locations, documents, and many more – throughout the supply chain, globally.

By joining GS1 South Africa, members are afforded a ‘licence’ to use our unique identification numbers. This licence is renewable annually by means of paying the membership licence fee.


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.


Unique global GS1 barcode

MARCH 2020 – FEBRUARY 2021 Fees (ex VAT)

Size of Number Bank Entrance Fee Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021
Single Number 259.00
10   2149.00 520.00 (payable at any month of application from Mar 2020 to Feb 2021)
100   5661.00 1998.00 1832.00 1666.00 1499.00 1333.00 1166.00 1000.00 834.00 667.00 501.00 334.00 168.00
1000   6816.00 3907.00 3581.00 3256.00 2930.00 2605.00 2279.00 1954.00 1628.00 1303.00 977.00 652.00 326.00
10000   7510.00 7989.00 7323.00 6658.00 5992.00 5326.00 4661.00 3995.00 3330.00 2664.00 1998.00 1333.00 667.00
100000   8204.00 23965.00  21968.00 19971.00 17974.00 15977.00 13980.00 11983.00 9986.00 7989.00 5992.00 3995.00 1998.00
GLN Number 259.00

NOTE: Members are welcome to apply for multiple number banks, however:

Single barcode numbers – Maximum application of 20 single barcode numbers per member

10 Number barcode range – Maximum application of 5 batches of 10 barcode number per member 

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What are GS1 Identification Numbers

GS1 Identification Numbers are unique sequences of numbers that enable your business – and your trading partners – to uniquely identify any item in your supply chain, anywhere in the world.

  • Numbers are licensed to your business for an annual fee
  • Numbers can be issued for products, logistic units, assets, locations, documents and much more
  • Completely unique, and globally recognised
  • Our expert supplier partners can help you turn your numbers into barcodes. You can also leverage the GS1 system to access a wide range of consulting services and benefits for your business.

Benefits of GS1 Identification Numbers

GS1 numbering integrity

GS1 is the only organisation that is authorised to supply & manage GS1 numbers in South Africa – members are assured that all our numbers have integrity and are globally unique.

Recognised locally and internationally

GS1 numbers are scanned and recognised all over the world, from a local spaza shop to major department stores.

Obtaining your numbers

Become a GS1 South Africa member and order your barcode numbers online. You’ll receive your barcode numbers via email, as well as a ‘getting started guidelines’ pack to get you started. For manually submitted forms, please allow 2 business days for processing.

Alliance Partner Network

After receiving numbers from GS1 South Africa, we can assist members with the right partners to help turn numbers into accurate and effective barcodes.