GS1 Barcode Licence & Registration Fees

GS1 South Africa provides members with the unique numbers which 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.

Note  Below is our promotional pricing for Single & 10 number range for a limited time only !!!

Join GS1 South Africa online and get barcodes


MARCH 2018 – FEBRUARY 2019 Fees (ex VAT)

Size of NumberBank Entrance Fee Mar-18 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 Aug-18 Sep-18 Oct-18 Nov-18 Dec-18 Jan-19 Feb-19
Single Number (max 20) 236.84
10 Numbers (max 5) 1491.23
100 Numbers (10) 5183.73 1828.78 1676.36 1523.96 1371.57 1219.17 1066.77 914.38 761.98 609.58 457.19 304.79 152.40
1000 Numbers (9) 6240.36 3576.22 3278.21 2980.19 2682.17 2384.15 2086.13 1788.11 1490.10 1192.08 894.06 596.04 298.02
10,000 Numbers (8) 6876.36 7315.03 6705.43 6095.85 5486.26 4876.68 4267.09 3657.51 3047.92 2438.34 1828.75 1219.17 609.58
100,000 Numbers (7) 7512.36 21945.10 20116.30 18287.54 16458.79 14630.04 12801.28 10972.53 9143.77 7315.02 5486.26 3657.51 1828.75
GLN 236.84

NOTE: Members are welcome to apply for multiple number ranges however  :

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

10 Number barcode range – Maximum of 5 batches of 10 barcode numbers 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.