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GS1 UK membership offer

Get 20% off of your first year of membership, use code GBEA20 at checkout.

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Barcode numbers are licensed annually, so you'll need to become a member to get your barcodes and sell your products confidently in a store or online.

GS1 UK is the only authorised provider of unique GTINs. Our GTINs and barcodes are used and accepted by retailers and marketplaces across the world, making it easy to sell your products anywhere.

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How many barcodes do I need?

If you're unsure of how many GTINs/barcodes you need, you can download our handy calculation tool to give you an estimation and watch our short explainer video.

Once you know how many GTINs/barcodes you need for your products you will know which membership plan is best for you.

How to redeem your offer

Step 1

Select membership plan from the table below that best fits the number of GTINs you need.

Step 2

Create your account and continue through the join form.

Step 3

Apply code GBEA20 in the discount code box on the payment page in step 4 if it has not been automatically added.

Step 4

Pay through your preferred method and access your barcodes immediately.

Pricing plans

We base our fee structure on annual turnover, which means it's easier for smaller businesses to enter the market and start selling.

 
Starter 10

For businesses with a turnover of up to £100,000 and one to ten products, which are unlikely to grow

Starter 100

For businesses with a turnover of up to £500,000 and who have a range of products who are looking to grow

Standard membership

For all businesses

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)

10

100

Starts from 1,000*

Barcode image credits

10

100

3

Global Location Numbers (GLNs)

10

100

Starts from 1,000*

Global company prefix (GCP)

1

1

1

Company entry in the global GEPIR database which is used by Amazon to check listings

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My GS1 and My Numberbank to manage numbers and product data

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Create barcodes for your products

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Create barcodes for your outer packaging, boxes and cases

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Free online and phone support

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Free webinars and training

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Access to our partner network

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Access to productDNA freemium

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Use of GS1 standards

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Price

Starter 10

For businesses with a turnover of up to £100,000 and one to ten products, which are unlikely to grow

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
10
Barcode image credits
10
Global Location Numbers (GLNs)
10
Global company prefix (GCP)
1
Company entry in the global GEPIR database which is used by Amazon to check listings
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My GS1 and My Numberbank to manage numbers and product data
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Create barcodes for your products
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Create barcodes for your outer packaging, boxes and cases
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Free online and phone support
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Free webinars and training
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Access to our partner network
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Access to productDNA freemiumClick here to learn more
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Use of GS1 standards Click here to learn more
All 23 standards
View all features
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Starter 100

For businesses with a turnover of up to £500,000 and who have a range of products who are looking to grow

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
100
Barcode image credits
100
Global Location Numbers (GLNs)
100
Global company prefix (GCP)
1
Company entry in the global GEPIR database which is used by Amazon to check listings
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My GS1 and My Numberbank to manage numbers and product data
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Create barcodes for your products
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Create barcodes for your outer packaging, boxes and cases
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Free online and phone support
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Free webinars and training
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Access to our partner network
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Access to productDNA freemiumClick here to learn more
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Use of GS1 standards Click here to learn more
All 23 standards
View all features
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Ways to pay
payment-method
Price
Standard membership

For all businesses

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
Starts from 1,000*
Barcode image credits
3
Global Location Numbers (GLNs)
Starts from 1,000*
Global company prefix (GCP)
1
Company entry in the global GEPIR database which is used by Amazon to check listings
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My GS1 and My Numberbank to manage numbers and product data
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Create barcodes for your products
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Create barcodes for your outer packaging, boxes and cases
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Free online and phone support
blank text
Free webinars and training
blank text
Access to our partner network
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Access to productDNA freemiumClick here to learn more
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Use of GS1 standards Click here to learn more
All 23 standards
View all features
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Ways to pay
payment-method
Price

*Annual membership example calculated based on a business with a turnover under £500,000. Click here to see fees for all turnover bands

Frequently asked questions

  • Promo code offers 20% off any of the membership plans
  • Available for new joiners only, valid once per user
  • Valid only for the 1st year (2nd year onwards will be billed at full price)
  • Must be redeemed prior to completing payment at gs1uk.org
  • The offer is not compatible with any other promotions

A Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) is a number that uniquely identifies a product. You see them beneath the barcodes on almost every product in the world. Which is why they’re often called ‘barcode numbers’. In the UK and Europe they’re usually 13 digits long, in the US 12. You might see shorter 8 digit numbers, used on smaller products. There are even 14 digit versions, to identify cases of products. The same numbers are used to identify products sold online too. The important thing to know is that they are all licensed from GS1 organisations around the world – to guarantee their uniqueness. When you join GS1 UK you can create all the GTINs you need.

When you become a member of GS1 UK, you automatically receive a number of free barcode image credits. This allows you to download your barcodes, print them and apply them to your products. If needed, you can purchase more barcode images credits.
Find out more about barcode image credits

If you don't want to create barcode images yourself, then you can get in touch with one of our approved partners, who are specialists in creating barcode images for businesses.
See GS1 UK partners who specialising in barcode printing

If you’ve researched barcode numbers online you may have come across websites offering you barcodes at a cheap one-off rate. These operators are not part of the GS1 network and are not authorised to sell GS1 numbers. Their uniqueness cannot be guaranteed.

Downloadable resources

The GS1 GTIN guide

All the information you need to know about barcodes and GTINs to get you ready to trade.

Killer pitch checklist

Cover all the bases and prepare yourself for retail with our handy checklist.

Exporting for SMEs

Download insights and recommendations for exporting to the EU and beyond.

Get in touch

Need a hand?

If you need help getting started or support with any aspect of your GS1 UK membership, please get in touch