Barcode

A barcode (technically called “GTIN” or “Global Trade Item Number”) is a number represented in vertical lines of varying widths printed on labels to uniquely identify items enabling the rapid and un-ambiguous identification of products, assets, documents to people using a scanner.

 

Barcodes play a key role in supply chains, enabling parties like retailers, manufacturers, transport providers and hospitals to automatically identify and track products as they move through the supply chain.It is not only the identity for the object, but also the key to global trade and the digital commerce.

 

The Key to Global Trade and eCommerce
 

Over two million companies globally use GS1 barcodes, including all major retailers and online marketplaces, such as Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, Google, Tmall, Taobao, or even conversational commerce enabling platform like WeChat, which has all adopted the GTINs for products that are listed on their platforms. Such product identifier standard helps ensure trusted product information being put online, and enable product information consistency.

By using GTINs, e-commerce owners can boost their performance by adding valuable details about the product and providing more accurate and relevant information to users. Consumers are more efficient in searching and buying their desired products with excellent online shopping experience.

For owners, GS1 standards improves efficiency, enhance supplier and product management, facilitate trusted data source and empower informed decision with big data analytics.

GS1 barcode can also fulfill a wide spectrum of functions for companies, including: 

  1.  Automate work process
  2.  Enhance information accuracy
  3.  Optimise inventory management
  4.  Achieve accurate and efficient procurement
  5.  Authenticate products
  6.  Suppliers management
  7.  Brand management 
  8.  Anti-counterfeiting
  9.  Gateway to connect to consumers Etc.


How you apply and set up barcodes through GS1 HK:

  1. Obtain a unique company identification number called a GS1 Company Prefix. It will identify your company to businesses all over the world
     
  2. Using that prefix, you add a number that specifically identifies your product. Combined with a check digit, this creates a GTIN® (Global Trade Item Number®) that identifies both your company and that product
     
  3. ou take this GTIN and create a barcode from it that can be scanned
     
  4. Experience the power of barcode, join us now
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