GS1 US is the only not-for-profit company in the barcode business. We pioneered the use of the UPC barcode over 40 years ago. If you get your barcodes from a source other than GS1 US, you run the risk of important company information missing from your barcode.
It's time to get your unique product barcode!
When you get barcodes from GS1 US we’ll issue you a unique company identification number, called a GS1 Company Prefix. The GS1 Company Prefix the first 4-10 digits of every barcode. The Prefix is the part of the barcode that identifies your company as the brand owner of the product it's sitting on. GS1 Prefixes also enable us to sell barcodes to companies just like yours in bundles. So you can get more than one barcode in one easy transaction.