GS1 Company Prefix – Identifiers and barcodes

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When you need a barcode for your product, you need a GS1 Company Prefix.

From the Company Prefix , you can generate product codes (GTINs) as well as various other identification numbers, such as GLNs that identify the location, SSCCs that identify deliveries, or UDIs for medical devices.

We grant five different sized code packages: 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 or 100 000 codes.

If you run out of codes, you can only get more codes by ordering a new GS1 Company Prefix. Separate annual fee is charged for each Company Prefix. Read more about the pricing on our website.

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The GS1 company prefix annual fee is based on the amount of codes ordered. Tax (VAT) is added to the prices mentioned.


How can I get a EAN-barcode, and how soon can I start using it? 
When you want to create GTIN-codes for your products and create EAN-barcodes from them, the first step is to get a GS1 company prefix.

This is how to do:
1. Choose the number of codes you need and order the GS1 company prefix.
2. Once we have received the order, we will send you by mail a certificate, on the certificate you can find your company prefix. The company prefix is ready for use instantly.
3. You will receive an activation link for GS1 Rekisteri.
4. Sign in to GS1 Rekisteri, where you can create the GTIN-codes and barcodes.
What is a GS1 company prefix and what do I need it for? 
A GS1 company prefix is a unique identifier issued by GS1 Finland to the applicant. With the help of a GS1 company prefix you can create product identifiers, barcodes and other identifiers.

Any company, community or private person that needs identifiers in their operations can order a GS1 company prefix.
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If your company is entitled to VAT-free sales, please contact our customer service at and order GS1 company prefix from there.
How do I choose the right company prefix?
For the creating of product identifiers/ barcodes GS1 issues five different sized code packages: 10, 100, 1000, 10 000 or 100 000 codes. For variable–length products there is a separate company prefix.

A unique GTIN code is required for each variant of the product (size, colour, flavour etc.) It is therefore worth carefully considering what number of codes is needed. For example, if there are four colours and four sizes of the product, then 16 codes are required to uniquely identify each product. Consider also that the different hierarchy levels of packaging require an own code (for example base unit, case, pallet). So, one consumer product can require more than one code.

Estimate the need for codes a few years ahead and choose the number of codes accordingly. This way the numbers that can be created from one company prefix will last longer and there is no need to accuire a new GS1 company prefix so soon. [GTINs are unique and, for example, reusing the GTIN of a discontinued product as an identifier of another product is prohibited.] If the numbers are all used you will need to get a new GS1 company prefix. A company can have several active company prefixes simultaneously and a yearly fee is paid for each company prefix.
How to get SSCC codes?
To get SSCC codes you must order a GS1 company prefix.

The code packages allow you to create following amounts of SSCC codes:

10 code package -> 1 million SSCC codes
100 code package-> 10 million SSCC codes
1000 code package-> 100 million SSCC codes
10 000 code package -> 1 billion SSCC codes
100 000 code package -> 10 billion SSCC codes