Identifiers and barcodes
Selling a product starts with a GS1 barcode / GTIN
Any products sold in stores must be identified with bar codes. To create bar codes, the company must order a GS1 Company Prefix, after which the products can be identified with GTIN codes (Global Trade Item Number) and transport pallets and wholesale packages with SSCC codes (Serial Shipping Container Code).
The GS1 Company Prefix enables your products to enter shop shelves, whether they are food products, utensils, hardware or medical equipment.
The identifiers are also used to ensure the authenticity of the products, promoting responsible operations. Any business, corporation or private individual requiring product identifiers in their operation can apply for a Company Prefix.
With GS1 Rekisteri you create and manage your barcodes
As a GS1 Company Prefix customer, you will automatically have access to the GS1 Rekisteri service. GS1 Rekisteri enables you to quickly and easily generate GTIN codes for your products and bar codes for your packaging, manage the codes you are using and store basic product information in our global system. The activation link for GS1 Rekisteri will be sent automatically after ordering a Company Prefix.