Create Barcodes and U.P.C.s with the GS1 US Get Started Guide
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Most retailers expect their suppliers to uniquely identify their products—with barcodes (for products sold in stores) and with product identifiers (for products sold online). Or you may have been asked to identify your medical devices with FDA UDI.
The first step in creating barcodes and the numbers that go into them is to obtain a GS1 Company Prefix. A GS1 Company Prefix is a unique identification number that GS1 US® issues just to your company—and it’s part of every barcode, Universal Product Code (U.P.C.), and identification number (GTIN®) you create. It’s the internationally accepted way to uniquely identify your brand in the global supply chain.
Want to learn more about barcodes and how they can help improve your business? Go to Barcoding Basics.