GS1 Activate makes it easier to create barcodes online. Enabling businesses to generate barcodes and share product data, helping you trade better locally & globally.
After joining GS1, you’ll receive login details so you can access GS1 Activate by visiting member login page.
With the dashboard you can add, view and edit products under “My Products”. To add products, start with a consumer/base unit, then enter product data like name, description, weight, size, flavour, colour, images, etc. This information helps you identify and manage your product inventory and associated barcodes.
After products have been submitted, GTINs and barcodes are created, which can be downloaded from GS1 Activate in a variety of formats.
Once you have set your Activate password, you can log in here.
You will find your barcode licence on the “Licence” tab. Members who have applied for single barcode licences will have the first 12 digits of their barcode number on Activate.
A product sold at point of sale is an item scanned at a POS/till point at a Retailer/ Wholesaler E.g. a Jar of Jam.
A product not sold at the point of sale means that the item is transported to the Retailer / Wholesalers in bulk. E.g. a case of 200 Jars of Jam to be broken down into single products.
A fixed product is a product with a fixed weight, Unit of Measure, Net content e.g. 500 Grams of Jam.
A variable product is one that’s priced, ordered, or invoiced in quantities which can vary by product, weight, or content e.g. lose fresh produce.
A Base unit means the product cannot be broken into other products that are sold separately.
A Higher-level unit means that the product can be broken down and sold separately e.g. a shrink pack, a box, or a case.
The product’s functional name is the name used to describe the use of the item/product by the consumer e,g Jam, Hand sanitiser, flour etc
The GPC code is used to group products based on similar characteristics according to the GS1 Global Product Classification.
Link to the Global Product Category: https://www.gs1.org/services/gpc-browser to find your GPC code.
The Activate platform takes a maximum size of 25 MB.
You can download a PDF and EPS barcode symbol on Activate. The EPS format can be designed and Is recommended to forward to packaging printers.
Yes, you can edit your product within 3 hours. If you need to edit the information after the 3 hours, send a request to email@example.com with the Barcode number and the information to be edited.
Activate supports gif, jpg, jpeg & png file extensions image formats. You can also paste the image URLs. The image should not be larger than 2MB.
Send your Activate training request to firstname.lastname@example.org