Businesses of every size need identifiers like barcodes, GTINs & GLNs to correctly identify and sell their products both in stores or online. The power of organised data captured and shared through GS1 helps solve complex challenges on both global and local scales.

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GS1 South Africa is the only barcode & product numbering authority in South Africa. Being part of this international network gives you a wide range of efficient solutions, including the tools to build on and link your supply-chain processes, applications and best practises. With thousands of local GS1 database members in South Africa and over 2 million worldwide, we offer a unique identification system for all your products and services to be traded both locally & globally.


Increase the speed of global & local operations.


Reduce cost, errors and waste both online & off.


Protect all stakeholders from supplier to end-user


Optimise access to reliable product data


Simplify the sourcing & selling of products.


Improve experiences with data across industries.


Gain access to GS1 Activate, GDSN & Verified by GS1


Higher visibility to major trading partners