Today most products use a barcode for unique identification at their point-of-sale. It is the brand owner’s responsibility to obtain the barcode for their product. The organisation behind barcodes is GS1. GS1 is a global non-profit organisation with member organisations in over 100 countries. GS1 is dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally.
The barcode is the data carrier that encodes a GTIN (Global Trade Item Number). This is the worldwide code system used for uniquely identifying any type of product. There are many different types of code solutions available from GS1, each with their own unique & specific requirements. We therefore advise you to contact GS1 in your country for the latest information with regards to rules & legislation to uniquely code your product.