Selling on Amazon? GS1 numbers are now required.

An industry-standard product identifier is required for sellers when creating new pages in the catalogue. These product identifiers are GS1 barcode numbers or Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs). These are the unique numbers from GS1 that help Amazon and buyers to identify new or existing products in the vast Amazon catalogue. These same numbers appear beneath the barcodes on most products in the world. They all come from GS1 and provide unique identification for those products. 

For full instructions please read the latest Amazon announcement.

Getting GS1 barcode numbers from GS1 Hong Kong will ensure the numbers are unique and enable you to sell on all Amazon sites across the world. Products can also be sold through shops by simply adding barcodes to the package.

Join GS1 Hong Kong today to create unique GS1 barcode numbers or GTINs for your products.

GS1 Hong Kong is part of the global not-for-profit GS1 organisation. We work with members to continually develop standards to keep pace with the changing requirements for online marketplaces, supporting members to grow their business, locally and internationally.


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