Why GS1 US

GS1 is the global authority for the unique identification of products and companies, which serve as the building blocks for barcodes.

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“The barcode was like a gateway and gave us entry into stores that we would not have any access to. Having that code on it made it legitimate.Margaret Barrow
Owner, Brooklyn Granola

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GTIN or GLN?

GTIN or GLN?

What do you do after getting your GS1 Company Prefix?

Determine Barcode Type

Determine Barcode Type

Do you know which type of barcode retailers need from you?

Place Barcodes on Products

Place Barcodes on Products

Create the barcode image and print it correctly on your items.

Share Information Electronically

Share Information Electronically

Share your product and location information with your trading partners.

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

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.

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.