1.2 Choose the right pricing plan for you
When you get barcodes from GS1 US we’ll issue you a unique company identification number, called a GS1 Company Prefix. It’s part of every barcode you create and is the key to uniquely linking your company to your products in the marketplace.
A GS1 Company Prefix comes in five different “capacities” that allow you to barcode as few as 10 unique products and as many as 100,000 unique products. Choose a prefix capacity that best meets the needs of your business now and in the near future. Your initial fee allows you to use the prefix for one year. After that, you’ll pay a lowerannual renewal fee to continue using your prefix for your barcodes and product identification.
Prefix Pricing Schedule*
|Number of items needing a barcode/GTIN**
||Annual renewal fee
|1 – 10
|1 – 100
|1 – 1,000
|1 – 10,000
|1 – 100,000
|NDC/NHRIC Company Prefix
*GS1 US reserves the right to change pricing on GS1 Company Prefix(es). The use of GS1 US-issued company prefixes is pursuant to the terms and conditions of a License Agreement, which is subject to change at GS1 US’ sole discretion.
**If you need to identify locations, use the same table for pricing.
Your prefix is licensed to you – you can’t return it or exchange it. And you can’t “add capacity” to it when you need more barcodes. However, you can always come back to get another prefix. Keep in mind, having all of your products associated with one prefix number might be easier for your company to manage and may be less expensive.