The Global Language of Business

10 steps to barcode your product

The most important implementation resource for barcode identification are the over 100 GS1 Member Organisations in countries all around the world. This guide takes new barcode users through the basic steps they must take to begin using barcodes.


GS1 General Specifications: The GS1 Standard that describes how GS1 barcodes and identification keys should be used.

GS1 GTIN Management Standard: This standard provides specific rules on GTIN allocation that apply to prevalent industry practices for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry.

GS1 Identification Keys: One page summaries for each of the GS1 Identification Keys.

GS1 Barcodes: One pages summaries of all GS1 barcodes, including an overview of printing methods and scanning environments.

GS1 Industries: Information on the way GS1 standards are applied in various sectors.


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