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Use our global standards to identify your products, trusted by over 2 million companies worldwide.

Benefits of getting your numbers and bar codes from us

Our bar codes are suitable for all products A central online database to manage your unique identification numbers Simple bar code generator An easy-to-use bar code generator with 3 free bar code images to get you started
Grow your business with us Receive a minimum of 1000 bar code numbers as part of your membership Our bar codes are suitable for all products Access to our bar code validation service
Trusted source of bar codes Events and networking opportunities to meet similar businesses and our industry partners Bar code help and support Help on getting ready to trade with online tools, free webinars and telephone support
Authenticated GS1 UK member certificate GS1 Benefits
Guides on the basic requirements for setting up barcodes and getting your products ready GS1 Benefits


Our membership fees start at just £117, that works out to be just 12p per bar code number which is a small price to pay when you consider we'll help you cut costs and trade more efficiently.

See a breakdown of our joining fee and annual license fee by turnover.

Turnover Joining Fee Annual License Fee Allocation
up to £0.50m £107 £117 Up to 1,000 Numbers
£0.5m to £1m £119 £129 Up to 1,000 Numbers
£1m to £10m £190 £200 Up to 1,000 Numbers
£10m to £50m £303 £313 Up to 10,000 Numbers
£50m to £100m £327 £1,051 Up to 10,000 Numbers
£100m to £250m £327 £1,386 Up to 10,000 Numbers
£250m to £500m £327 £1,749 Up to 100,000 Numbers
£500m to £1bn £327 £2,203 Up to 100,000 Numbers
Over £1bn £327 £2,602 Up to 100,000 Numbers

There are additional annual fees for additional numbers – such as further GTIN-13's, GTIN-8's, UK Coupons, Euro Coupons, GTIN-12 (UPC prefixes) and Variable Measure prefixes.

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Complete the online form when you are ready to join.

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GS1 UK is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under company number 01256140. Registered office Staple Court, 11 Staple Inn Buildings, London, WC1V 7QH. VAT number GB287940215.