The most important thing to understand is that each variation of each product you sell requires a unique barcode. You’ll need to determine exactly how many barcodes you need before you fill out the application. You can follow the example below or use the barcode estimator to help you decide.
GS1 Company Prefixes allow businesses to get multiple barcodes at a single time, they also identify locations, mixed cases, create coupons, and create higher levels of packaging like a case or pallet.
Company Prefixes from GS1 are perfectly suited for companies with growing product lines. It gives you access to the barcodes you need today plus backups ready to identify the latest additions, ensuring you can respond to the growth opportunities that define your tomorrow.
GS1 offers different barcode options to best serve our members. Each GS1 Company Prefix license comes in different “capacities” representing the maximum number of unique products you can identify with that license.