What is GS1 Australia?

What is GS1 Australia?

GS1 Australia is the only officially licenced barcode provider with authority to supply GTINs for the Amazon marketplace in Australia.

What barcode format is used in Australia?

What barcode type do I need? The most common barcode for retail sales in Australia is called EAN-13, and it’s registered through GS1 registrars. We recommend you check with your retailer before ordering or printing barcodes.

What is GTIN in Australia?

What are GTINs? A GTIN is a number that can be used by a company to uniquely identify all its trade items. It is the number found in the barcode. GS1 defines trade items as products or services that are priced, ordered or invoiced at any point in the supply chain.

How do I create a barcode in Australia?

To start creating barcodes, you need to become a GS1 Australia member. Your annual GS1 Australia membership includes: Ongoing use of unique GS1 barcode numbers. A wide range of complimentary (or discounted) training and support.

What does GS1 stand for?

Global Standards 1
(Global Standards 1) An international standards organization with member bodies in more than 100 countries worldwide (GS1 US, GS1 CANADA, GS1 FRANCE, etc.).

Do I need GS1 barcodes?

If you are ONLY selling on your own website, you do not need to obtain UPC codes. However, if you plan on selling on Walmart, Amazon or other online marketplaces, you need to use GS1 UPC Barcodes (see definition below).

Does Australia use UPC or EAN?

Yes it will. The barcodes issued by Australian Barcodes are unique worldwide. They work anywhere where either UPC or EAN barcodes are used. This includes Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, Mexico, South America, the Middle East, and anywhere else that they use bar codes.

What number do Australian barcodes start with?

Please remember: the Australian barcode prefix is 93. If you love Australian produce and the thought of keeping jobs here AND you like to eat healthy foods and buy quality products, then please read on. Please also note the Australian barcode prefix is 93.

Is Ean the same as GTIN?

What is an EAN? European Article Number (EAN) – The name given to the standard barcode image that represents the 13 digit GTIN on most products you buy in shops in the UK and globally, except for North America.

What is the difference between GTIN-13 and GTIN-14?

GTIN-13 (EAN/UCC-13): this is a 13-digit number used predominately outside of North America. GTIN-14 (EAN/UCC-14 or ITF-14): this is a 14-digit number used to identify trade items at various packaging levels.

How can I get a free barcode for my product Australia?

The standards body for Australia is GS1 – they will license you with set numbers for you to use on your retail products. Contact them through their website, at https://www.gs1au.org/ (which is also a great source of information about all things barcode) or you can call them on 1300 366 033.

Do you have to use GS1 for barcodes?

In short, yes; you can technically buy UPC barcodes without going through GS1 and they’ll likely work on Amazon. However, this is a high-risk decision if you plan to sell on Amazon long term.