If you don’t already have a Company Prefix, the first step in the process is to go through GS1, The Global Language of Business, and license a Prefix to further your process in barcode creation.
So, if you have you have your Company Prefix, the next step you need to determine is how many barcodes you need. If you have any difficulties figuring out how many barcodes you may need, we’d love to chat with you to determine how many.
Once we’ve established your Company Prefix and how many barcodes you will need, we need to know what barcode you need. If you’re identifying a product, you’ll probably need a UPC-A. However we are capable to identify your location (GLNs), assets (GRAIs), documents (GDTI), shipping and pallet cases (SSCC, GS1-128) and so much more.
We partner with GS1 (The Global Language of Business) and through the GS1 DataHub we are able to capture, share and identify your product on a universal platform where data is transparent and accurate. Every trading partner throughout the supply chain can have access to your product data, if given the permission. GS1 provides a universal data base for many reasons including reduction in error, such as having a duplicate barcode, fewer asset loss, features that ensure your barcode is accurate such as a check digit, and so much more.