One Code.Bridging the World of Business and Consumers

Over one million companies globally use GS1 barcodes and Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), including all major retailers and it is required by key online marketplaces such as Google, Amazon, eBay and Tmall.

Why GS1 Hong Kong?

GS1 Hong Kong is the only official provider of GTINs and barcodes in Hong Kong. They provide a common language to identify, capture and share supply chain data, to ensure important information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.

Six Major Reasons Why You Need a Barcode

Hong Kong prefix 489: Hong Kong Trusted Product

Hong Kong prefix 489: Hong Kong Trusted Product

A barcode starting with prefix 489 means that the product is made by a registered company in Hong Kong. The barcode strengthens a company’s brand value and enables the company to enhance consumer's confidence.

Free Product Information Management

Free Product Information Management

GS1 Hong Kong members can upload their product information to BarcodePlus, a product information repository, for free, which is accessible by their potential buyers from all over the world.

Protect your Brand from Counterfeit Products

Protect your Brand from Counterfeit Products

With additional patented technology, customers can differentiate authentic products from fake ones. Learn more about REALBarcode

Enhance Search Result, Reach more Customers Online

Enhance Search Result, Reach more Customers Online

GTINs help Google understands exactly what you’re selling and those products with correct GTINs receive up to 40% more user clicks and conversion rates increase up to 20%  in their Google Shopping Ad.  

eBay, Amazon and Alibaba require GTINs for product identification

eBay, Amazon and Alibaba require GTINs for product identification

Major online marketplaces such as eBayAmazon and Alibaba require their merchants and sellers to use GS1 barcode numbers or Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) to manage their product catalogues to help consumers find, compare and buy their products.

Open Up to 1-billion China Consumers on WeChat

Open Up to 1-billion China Consumers on WeChat

GS1 HK product data are automatically connected to WeChat database via WeChat Connect, where users can simply scan a GS1 HK barcode to know the product details and link to the e-commerce site. Learn more about Barcode Scan@WeChat

To us, GS1 HK barcode is a token that not only expand our online commerce, but also a testimony to our legacy in Hong Kong. When consumers see the barcode and know the source of origin, they would put more faith into us.
Ms Yan Yin-yin, Owner of Yan Chim Kee

With the help of GS1 HK, Leather Lucent’s supply chain processes are largely improved with GS1 Hong Kong standardized codes, enhancing the tracking and tracing of different products in shipping, sourcing and warehousing.
Ms. Betty Ye, Founder & CEO of Leather Lucent

Frequently asked questions

Can UPC-A and UPC-E bar codes be scanned outside USA/Canada?
Yes. The GS1 System was designed based on the UPC system, so the UPC-A & UPC-E symbols are 100 percent compatible with all GS1 Systems. Companies using UPC-A & UPC-E bar codes can have their products identified across the globe without any difficulty.
Can EAN-13 Symbols be scanned in USA/Canada?
A sunrise date on January 1, 2005 has been set for the global acceptance of GTIN-13. However, a few retailers in the US and Canada may experience a problem in that their systems not able to accommodate GTIN-13. In such case, the GTIN-12 represented in a UPC-A or UPC-E Symbol is required.
Are GS1 barcodes the only application suitable for the retail point-of-sale?
No. The GS1 System is a totally neutral system that can be used to identify anything that is traded among companies, as well as individual retail items at the point-of-sale. Goods are scanned as they leave manufacturers, as they are handled by distributors, scanned again at goods inwards at warehouses and depots, again for stock counts, as orders are picked and so on. The system is used by companies operating in all trade and industry sectors.

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