GS1 UK is the only authorised provider of unique Global Trade Item Numbers - GTINs for short - the number that powers the barcode and so much more.
A GTIN is a number that uniquely identifies a product. You see them beneath the barcodes on almost every product in the world. Which is why they're often called 'barcode numbers'. In the UK and Europe they're usually 13 digits long, in the US 12.
GS1 standards have been the industry standard for more than 40 years. Whether online, in store or in a hospital, the common language of GS1 global standards helps more than 59,000 organisations across the UK to uniquely identify, describe and track anything, creating greater trust in data for everyone.
GS1's GTINs provide the foundation for trading between brands and retailers across the world, be that in store, online or through a marketplace such as Amazon, Google Shopping or TikTok. They are as important to the start of your business as a website domain or bank account. In fact, adding a GTIN to your online listing can increase your impressions by 40% and conversions by 20%.
GS1 UK are one of 116 neutral, not-for-profit, and independent GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries. and successfully used by more than 2 Million companies. They are used by the likes of Tesco, Waitrose, Shopify, ebay, QVC and even the NHS. Here's an example of how Amazon work with GS1 codes...
"We verify the authenticity of product identifiers by checking the GS1 database. EANs/UPCs that do not match the information provided by GS1 will be considered invalid. We recommend obtaining your product identifiers directly from GS1 (and not from other third parties selling EAN/UPC licences) to ensure that the appropriate information is reflected in the GS1 database."
- Amazon on why sellers need barcodes for their products
But it's not just the large companies that benefit from GS1' s services...
"It’s so much more than just barcodes... It’s those extra services, help and support that really make a difference." - Andrew Cairns CEO of Mammy Jamia’s who produce Jams & Preserves READ MORE
"Just like our beer, it’s the attention to detail that makes GS1 UK great." - Andy Moffat, Head Brewer at Redemption Brewing Company READ MORE
GS1 make it easy for you sell your products to any customer, anywhere. All of their barcodes are licensed annually and to get yours, you need to become a GS1 UK member. Take advantage of our partnership offer and receive 20% off of any GS1 UK membership plan for the first year, enter code FDREVIEWS at checkout.
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