GS1 Company Prefix

GS1 Company Prefix

The GS1 Company Prefix is a unique number that will identify your company as the owner of your barcode and the product it’s on. The GS1 Company Prefix is a part of every barcode you will create. Prefixes are available in different “capacities” that allow you to barcode as few as 10 unique products and as many as 100,000 unique products. You’ll need a barcode for each product variation, such as size and color. Choose a prefix capacity that best meets the needs of your business now and in the near future. Access our barcode estimator tool for more help. 

How to order:
  1. Choose the number of items needing a barcode to the right.  This is your prefix capacity.
  2. Select how many prefixes you want.  Most of our customers get one prefix, but if you want more than one prefix of the same capacity you can do so here.  
  3. Once you’ve made your selections you can add this to the cart and check out.
Your initial fee is the initial cost of GS1 Membership. After that, you’ll pay an annual renewal fee to continue using your prefix and barcodes and maintain access to all member resources. 

When your company licenses a GS1 Company Prefix you get a free subscription for one user to GS1 US Data Hub® | Product, an online tool you can use to create barcodes and manage and share your products. You'll also get a free subscription for one user to GS1 US Data Hub® | Location, an online tool you can use to identify, manage and share your locations. You'll have access to these tools as long as your company's GS1 Company Prefix membership is in good standing.
Prefix Pricing* 
Number of products needing a barcode** Initial fee Annual renewal fee 
1 – 10 $250 $50
1 – 100 $750 $150
1 – 1,000 $2,500 $500
1 - 10,000 $6,500 $1,300
1 – 100,000  $10,500 $2,100
Company Prefix for NDC/NHRIC*** $2,100 $2,100
* GS1 US reserves the right to change pricing on GS1 Company Prefix(es). The use of GS1 US-issued company prefixes is pursuant to the terms and conditions of a License Agreement, which is subject to change at GS1 US’ sole discretion. 

** If you need to identify locations, use the same table for pricing. 

*** Choose this option if your company requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) assigned NDC (National Drug Code) or NHRIC (National Health Related Items Code) Labeler Code assigned as your GS1 Company Prefix. For clarification, contact your regulatory department or the U.S. FDA at www.fda.gov. Due to labeling requirements, your GS1 Company Prefix for NDC/NHRIC will have a capacity of 1 – 100,000. You will need your 4- or 5-digit NDC/NHRIC Labeler Code to complete this application.
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Does your company require the Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) assigned NDC (National Drug Code) or NHRIC (National Health Related Items Code) Labeler Code?
The GS1 Company Prefix is a unique number that will identify your company as the owner of your barcode and the product it’s on. The GS1 Company Prefix is a part of every barcode you will create. Prefixes are available in different “capacities” that allow you to barcode as few as 10 unique products and as many as 100,000 unique products. You’ll need a barcode for each product variation, such as size and color. Choose a prefix capacity that best meets the needs of your business now and in the near future. Access our barcode estimator tool for more help. 

How to order:
  1. Choose the number of items needing a barcode to the right.  This is your prefix capacity.
  2. Select how many prefixes you want.  Most of our customers get one prefix, but if you want more than one prefix of the same capacity you can do so here.  
  3. Once you’ve made your selections you can add this to the cart and check out.
Your initial fee is the initial cost of GS1 Membership. After that, you’ll pay an annual renewal fee to continue using your prefix and barcodes and maintain access to all member resources. 

When your company licenses a GS1 Company Prefix you get a free subscription for one user to GS1 US Data Hub® | Product, an online tool you can use to create barcodes and manage and share your products. You'll also get a free subscription for one user to GS1 US Data Hub® | Location, an online tool you can use to identify, manage and share your locations. You'll have access to these tools as long as your company's GS1 Company Prefix membership is in good standing.
Prefix Pricing* 
Number of products needing a barcode** Initial fee Annual renewal fee 
1 – 10 $250 $50
1 – 100 $750 $150
1 – 1,000 $2,500 $500
1 - 10,000 $6,500 $1,300
1 – 100,000  $10,500 $2,100
Company Prefix for NDC/NHRIC*** $2,100 $2,100
* GS1 US reserves the right to change pricing on GS1 Company Prefix(es). The use of GS1 US-issued company prefixes is pursuant to the terms and conditions of a License Agreement, which is subject to change at GS1 US’ sole discretion. 

** If you need to identify locations, use the same table for pricing. 

*** Choose this option if your company requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) assigned NDC (National Drug Code) or NHRIC (National Health Related Items Code) Labeler Code assigned as your GS1 Company Prefix. For clarification, contact your regulatory department or the U.S. FDA at www.fda.gov. Due to labeling requirements, your GS1 Company Prefix for NDC/NHRIC will have a capacity of 1 – 100,000. You will need your 4- or 5-digit NDC/NHRIC Labeler Code to complete this application.