GS1 standards make it easier for millions of organisations to share
information. But what standards are there and how could they help you?
What products do you sell? Where are they located? How much do they cost? When are they
The barcode – our most common standard — is used by retailers, manufacturers and
suppliers. Whether selling your products in a retail store or online or managing a shop
or website, it makes you more efficient. All our standards help you identify, capture
and share key information about products, locations and assets. Whether tracking items
from assembly to sale or making it easy to receive orders and issue invoices, business
runs smoothly with GS1 standards.
Save time and money
Our standards enable intelligent automation. Share information
without thinking about it, reduce back-and-forth communications and get things done
Be more accurate
When you reduce data entry, you reduce errors. For example,
electronic invoicing can streamline financial processes by recording, paying and
tracking transactions automatically.
Build stronger relationships
Standards allow you to focus on what you have to say, rather than
how you say it. And that means you can focus on increasing customer satisfaction and
Need a barcode?
See our standards
Although the barcode is our best-known standard, we maintain a wide range of standards
for organisations of all kinds.