1.1 Estimate how many barcodes you need
Did you know that you can’t use the same barcode for two slightly different products? Variations from one product to another will require a separate GTIN/U.P.C. barcode. You’ll need to identify the number of barcodes you need in order to get a GS1 Company Prefix, but we can help!
For example, if you make three t-shirts, but each shirt comes in three sizes (small, medium, large), three styles (short sleeve, long sleeve, 3⁄4 sleeve), three colors (blue, pink, purple), and three packages (single, 2-pack, 3-pack), you need to identify 81 product variations (3 sizes x 3 styles x 3 colors x 3 packages = 81).
It’s important to know how many barcodes you need before you apply for a GS1 Company Prefix, but we can help! Just use the Barcode Estimator below to help you decide.