Why use GS1 barcodes?
GS1 is the only official provider of authentic, globally unique barcode numbers (GTINs) – providing visibility and complete traceability here and, around the world. Our barcodes are required by major retailers, distributors and regulators all over the world to automatically identify and track products as they move through supply chains and beyond.
GS1 barcodes uniquely identify your company as the brand owner of every barcode. You’ll receive a certificate to show that the barcode numbers (GTINs) licensed to your company are unique to you - globally.
You’ll need a unique barcode for each product, as well as the carton/case they are shipped in. Logistics units such as a pallet, (required by some supermarket retailers) require a Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC). Find out more about using SSCCs.