How to get a barcode

 
           
                 
             




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How to buy a barcode

Depending on your annual turnover, you can get one barcode number or thousands.

You pay an annual licence fee for your barcode numbers, which is renewed each July. The fee depends on your turnover and the number of barcodes you've licensed.

Once you place your order, you will then get access to your numbers within a few minutes. We'll also send you helpful hints to get you started and access to the MyGS1 portal to start using your numbers and creating barcode images.

If you don't want to join online you can download manual forms. Please allow two business days to process your manual application. 

Membership

To start creating barcodes, you need to become a GS1 Australia member.
Your annual GS1 Australia membership includes:

  • Ongoing use of unique GS1 barcode numbers
  • A wide range of complimentary (or discounted) training and support
  • Member pricing on all GS1 Australia services including Barcode Check, Photography, National Product Catalogue, Recall, National Location Registry and more
  • Participation in standards development and industry work groups
  • Access to best practice information and standards for supply chain management
  • Exclusive access to a vast local and global network of industry representatives and expertise
  • Access to GS1 Check Digit Calculator
  • Online and telephone phone support

Download the GS1 Australia membership benefits and entitlements brochure.

Download the GS1 Australia membership benefits and entitlements brochure.

Participation in standards development and industry work groups Access to best practice information and standards for supply chain management Exclusive access to a vast local and global network of industry representatives and expertise Access to GS1 Check Digit Calculator Online and telephone phone support

Getting more from the GS1 system

There's much more to the GS1 system than just barcodes. At its heart is an interlinked system of rock-solid standards to help you streamline your supply chain. These standards enable you to improve your business processes internally, through greater accuracy, cost efficiencies and market readiness.

Companies also use the GS1 system and related services to automate and streamline a wide range of external business processes. Our services include:

  • Training - from the basics of barcoding to masterclasses, learn how to maximise your barcode investment.
  • Barcode Check - to ensure your barcodes scan first time, every time.
  • Photography - for a single source of quality product images.
  • National Product Catalogue - a secure way to manage and share product data and images in a single, accessible location.
  • National Location Registry - The fast and accurate way to pinpoint and share up-to-date location information across your supply chain.
  • Recall - helps minimise the impact and cost of product recalls and withdrawals and ensures your recall information is received by everyone who needs to know.
  • Product Launch and Content Creation - we create your product-related data and digital assets for you and distribute to your trading partners.
  • SmartSearch - helps you make more detailed and accurate product information visible across the web and increases relevant search results for customers.
  • EDI Certify - a fast, easy way to deploy eCommerce strategies across diverse trading communities.
  • Consulting Services - a range of consulting services to improve supply chain systems
  • GS1 Check Digit Calculator - make sure your numbers are right with this handy tool.


Amazon has confirmed it checks to ensure that all GTINs (UPCs) loaded into its system are authentic barcodes from GS1. It makes the following statement in its seller central area.

"We verify the authenticity of product UPCs by checking the GS1 database. UPCs that do not match the information provided by GS1 will be considered invalid. We recommend obtaining your UPCs directly from GS1 (and not from other third parties selling UPC licences) to ensure that the appropriate information is reflected in the GS1 database."

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