GS1 US – The United States Local GS1 Office
Trusted Barcodes Accepted by Retailers Worldwide & Online
To correctly identify products with UPCs (Universal Product Codes), companies must license a Company Prefix from GS1. GS1 is the global identification standards body. Online marketplaces (i.e. Amazon) and retail stores around the globe need guaranteed unique product identifiers, and a single global numbering authority provides the foundation for that. Each country has a local GS1 office which licences GS1 Company Prefixes for their location. In the the United States, companies need to licence their prefix from GS1 US.
However, beyond the prefix assignment from GS1, companies bear the responsibility of correctly assigning UPCs, creating barcodes and making sure that the relevant GS1 standards are followed. Since the first UPC, Bar Code Graphics has assisted hundreds of thousands of companies with our GS1 Barcode Service and creates over 1,000,000 barcode .eps files every year.
GS1 UPC Barcode Services
Ever since the the first UPC was scanned on a Wrigley’s pack of gum, Bar Code Graphics has been the authority on barcode creation and implementation. We have directly or indirectly touched most suppliers in the major retail stores. The GS1 Barcode Service bundles several of our services for companies new to the process or looking to have support from certified standards experts.
Most companies need to start assigning them right away and don’t want to devote a person or group to go through educational training and keep abreast of ongoing changes with GS1 standards.
Please watch this 3 minute video.
GS1 UPC Barcode Service helps companies with every step. In addition to application processing, personal assistance with GTIN assignments and product data uploads, high resolution digital barcodes (.eps) are included. Please note that printed labels may be substituted for digital files for 10 & 100 barcode packages.
|Number of Items||Prefix License||GS1 UPC Service||Total Fee||Included Barcodes|
|1 -10||$250||$150||$400||10 files||SELECT|
|1 – 100||$750||$250||$1,000||100 files||SELECT|
|1 – 1,000||$2,500||$1,000||$3,500||$1,000 credit||SELECT|
|1 – 10,000||$6,500||$2,000||$8,500||$1,500 credit||SELECT|
|1 – 100,000||$10,500||$2,500||$13,000||$2,000 credit||SELECT|
To proceed, please click on the appropriate SELECT link.
For assistance determining how many UPCs you need, please visit https://www.barcode.graphics/how-many-upcs-do-i-need/ . To speak with a UPC support representative please call 800-662-0701 x250 or click on the Chat button below.
Product UPCs/GTINs are a critical part of your product and how you do business. Companies that do this incorrectly either never get past the starting line, or stumble in their first few steps. Companies can either work through Bar Code Graphics, to a manage/create their UPC/GTIN barcodes or invest time in learning to correctly implement the GS1 numbering and barcode standards.
The stakes are even higher now in 2020 because changes made by GS1 mean that UPCs and other GTIN assignments can no longer be reused. This means that assignment mistakes cannot be undone and will require new UPCs or even additional prefixes to correct.
Content and Classes
GS1 standards are compressed in a 511-page document called the GS1 General Specifications. This comprehensive standard is updated yearly and available online. For new companies who wish to implement UPCs on their own, GS1 does provide an array of educational classes which enable companies to learn GS1 standards themselves. Digital .eps barcode files and labels can be purchased separately from Bar Code Graphics.
|GS1 US CLASS||DURATION||COST|
|“Assign GTINs Like A Pro“||1.5 hours||$79|
|“Which GS1 Barcode is Right For You?“||1.5 hours||$79|
|“Introduction to GLN“||20 min.||$59|
GS1 offers a comprehensive 6 hour online course ($450)
- Correctly assign/manage unique products & packaging levels via GTINs and barcodes
- Perform efficient item set-up, so that it is done right the first time
- Properly measure package dimensions for efficient shipping & shelf management