How GS1 US Works with Small Business

GS1 US offers implementation resources, education, and tools to your organization meet the requirements and timelines of government regulations, improve supply chain processes, provide enhanced patient care, and improve overall efficiencies by implementing GS1 Standards for the:

  • U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification System (UDI) Rule*
  • 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)** for Suppliers and for Dispensers
  • Foundational aspects of globally unique healthcare product and location identification and barcoding with GS1 Standards

GS1 US Member Benefits for Your Small Business

When you obtain your GS1 Company Prefix, you instantly become a member of GS1 US. As a member, we will help you make the most out of your GS1 Company Prefix by giving you unique access to tools and resources, including:


GS1 US Data Hub® | Product

For small businesses, GS1 US Data Hub | Product is an essential online tool that takes the guesswork out of creating product identifiers and barcodes—helping the small business avoid costly mistakes


Access to myGS1 US

This member-only area of our website gives you access to all of your need-to-know information in one place.You can pay your bill, edit company information, or download your prefix certificate, etc. in this portal.


On-Demand Webinars and Training

Get direct access to GS1 Standards experts in our monthly webinar series


Member Support

Our Member Support team is a phone call away, with reduced wait times and extended hours to answer your questions

GS1 US Small Business Success Stories


CentraState Healthcare System

Learn how clinical, supply chain, and information system professionals joined together at CentraState to develop processes and protocols for utilizing GS1 Standards.

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Print Media, Inc.

Discover how GS1 Global Location Numbers (GLNs) and the GLN Registry (now known as GS1 US Data Hub® | Location) provided a supplier with a solid foundation for growth.

Join the other 280,000 small business members

Solution Provider Finder

Search this interactive database to find knowledgeable GS1 US-certified standards experts as well as qualified service providers and implementation consultants.

*For information about the rule, see the U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification System

**For information about the act, see the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act

Disclaimer: GS1 US is the local GS1 Member Organization that supports implementation of the GS1 System in the United States. GS1 US employees are not representatives or agents of the U.S. FDA, and the content herein has not been reviewed, approved, or authorized by the U.S. FDA.

GS1 is a U.S. FDA-Accredited Issuing Agency for UDI, and GS1 Standards are authorized for use in implementing the requirements of the U.S. FDA UDI Rule.