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GS1 offers its customers services to enhance product information management and processes. Bar codes and other digital identifiers of GS1 enable the quick transport and identification of goods. Ensuring smooth transfer of information from one actor to another also enables highly automated logistics...
Taking company prefix in use
Before a company can begin using barcodes, they must first assign the number that go inside the barcode, called GS1 identification keys. The fist step assigning a GS1 Identification Key is to obtain a GS1 Company Prefix.
Check digit calculator
The Check Digit Calculator counts the last digit also called check digit for GS1 identyfication keys such as the GTIN or SSCC code. If the number is incorrect, the code cannot be read and for example shops cash register system cannot recognize the product.
Note! You can calculate the check digit...
How to get started
If your company has become customer after 4.5.2020, the generation of GTIN codes will be done in the new GS1 Register. Those who have previously joined customers will still generate the GTINs according to the instructions below.
There are several types of barcodes and use cases. Barcode types and use cases according to GS1 standards are presented below
How to identify a logistic unit (SSCC)
SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code) is a standard identification number used to identify logistic units.
How to identify the product (GTIN)
The GTIN code can be used to identify trade items and services that need to be priced, ordered, delivered or invoiced using common basic information.
How to mark my delivery
When retail products are delivered to retailers for sale, they are not delivered individually but in multi-pack units, i.e. in sales batches/wholesale units. These units must also be identified by their own GTIN and marked with appropriate barcodes. Sales units are further packed on pallets for...