1.2 Decide which GS1 Company Prefix is right for you
The number in a U.P.C. barcode (called a GTIN) is typically 12 digits long. It starts with your U.P.C. Company Prefix and ends with a check digit. The numbers between the U.P.C. Company Prefix and the check digit are the item reference numbers that you will assign to your products.
GTIN-12 Digit Setup
The U.P.C. Company Prefix length determines how many U.P.C. barcodes you can create.
|If your U.P.C. Company Prefix is...
||You cna create this many U.P.C. barcodes...
A GS1 Company Prefix comes in five different “capacities” that allow you to create as few as 10 unique items and as many as 100,000 unique items. Our pricing schedule is based on the number of unique items that you need to identify. Your initial fee provides the company prefix to you for one year. After that, you’ll pay the annual renewal fee to continue using the GS1-issued company prefix for your barcodes and product identification.
|Number of items needing a barcode/GTIN**
||Annual renewal fee
|NDC/NHRIC Company Prefix
* GS1 US® reserves the right to change pricing on GS1 Company Prefix(es). The use of GS1 US-issued company prefixes is pursuant to the terms and conditions of a License Agreement, which is subject to change at GS1 US’ sole discretion.
**If you need to identify locations, use the same table for pricing.