Put Power into Your Business with a GS1 Company Prefix

You have your product, your business plan, and maybe even some prospective buyers.

Now it’s time to take the next step. To sell your product in a store or online, you could be looking for a barcode, a UPC, a GS1 Company Prefix, or a Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®).

Whatever your needs, the solution begins with an authorized GS1 Company Prefix. A GS1 Company Prefix is a unique identification number issued just to your company—it’s part of every barcode, U.P.C. and GTIN you create and identifies your company as the brand owner in the global supply chain.

At GS1 US, we’re more than barcodes.

  • Use our GS1 US Data Hub® tool to take the guesswork out of creating and managing barcodes and GTINs. You can even use the tool to give potential retailers and customers visibility to your products.
  • Take advantage of our network of GS1 US-trained Solution Partners to help you get barcodes on your products the right way
  • Rest assured that we have a team of experts and training material to help you if you have questions
Uniquely identify your brand and your barcodes with a GS1 US Prefix and invest in the future of your business.


Learn how to get barcodes from GS1 US in 3 simple steps.
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In this publication, the letters “U.P.C.” are used solely as an abbreviation for the “Universal Product Code”, which is a product identification system. They do not refer to the UPC, which is a federally registered certification mark of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to certify compliance with a Uniform Plumbing Code as authorized by IAPMO.