I need a barcode
First clarify how many GTINs you need and/or how many products you wish to label with a barcode. The GTIN assignment rules and the following example will help you to decide this:
There are three different options for obtaining GTINs. The best option for you depends on the number of GTINs required and your annual sales:
- GS1 Switzerland membership: ideal model if more than ten GTINs are needed; mandatory for companies with annual sales in excess of one million Swiss francs.
- Starter Kit 10: ideal model if you need a maximum of ten GTINs.
- Single GTIN: ideal model if you only need a few GTINs.
The following table will help you decide which way is best for you:
|Starter Kit 10
Startup companies and private individuals with a focus on online trade
Companies and public bodies with only a few articles in relation to turnover
|CHF 50.-- per package of 10
|CHF 65.-- per GTIN
|From CHF 250.00 (GCP 10, range of numbers starting with 100)
|No. of GTINs required
|max. 10 GTINs
|From 1 GTIN
|From 10 GTINs
|Up to CHF 500 thousand
|Regardless of sales
|Depending on sales
|Additional GS1 keys1
|GS1 Switzerland services
|Platform for managing GTINs
More information about the GS1 barcode symbols is provided here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries by sending us an e-mail or phoning us on 058 800 72 00.
1In particular, Single GTIN may not be used for the identification of medicinal products, medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and SaMD (Software as a Medical Device).