An important thing to understand as you're getting started is that each variation of each product you sell requires a unique barcode and that will determine exactly how many barcodes you'll need. Estimate number of barcodes needed using our online barcode estimator.
Once you know how many barcodes you'll need, your next step is to subscribe to GS1 South Africa.
There are several different subscription options based on your barcode needs. Don't forget to plan for future
growth and the potential need for more barcodes as your business grows! You can always request more barcodes if you run out.
Place your order, pay online and get your barcodes online.
Your GS1 South Africa subscription includes Activate, an efficient, user friendly way to easily and accurately assign and manage your GTINs and generate your barcodes in one central, secure location.
|Number of items needing a barcode/GTIN**||Initial Fee/Once off Entrace fee||Annual Renewal Fee - March|
|1||R 156||R 68|
|10||R 1745||R 385|
|100||R 6065||R 2141|
|1,000||R 7302||R 4186|
|10,000||R 8046||R 8559|
|100,000||R 8790||R 25672|
GS1 South Africa is the official provider of GTINs and barcodes in South Africa and the SADC region. We've been helping companies identify their products since the very first barcode was used back in 1973. You'll receive an official GS1 certificate, giving you the peace of mind that your numbers are authentic & unique.
GS1 barcodes are used by over 2 million organisations of every size, from international household names like Nestle & Walmart to local South African businesses like Tiger Brands, Aspen, Pick n Pay & SPAR.