Estimate How Many Barcodes You Need

The most important thing to understand is that each variation of each product you sell requires a unique barcode. You’ll need to determine exactly how many barcodes you need before you fill out the application. You can follow the example below or use the barcode estimator to help you decide.


When you get barcodes from GS1 US through GS1 Vietnam (the Alliance II program), we’ll first issue you a unique company identification number, called a GS1 Company Prefix. It’s part of every barcode you create and is the key to uniquely linking your company to your products in the marketplace.

A GS1 Company Prefix comes in five different “capacities” that allow you to barcode as few as 10 unique products and as many as 100,000 unique products. Your initial fee covers your prefix and barcodes for one year, after that you’ll need to renew your membership every year in order to continue using your barcodes.

Prefix Pricing*

Number of items needing a barcode/GTIN Initial fee Annual renewal fee
1–10 $500 $100
1–100 $1,000 $250
1–1,000 $3,500 $1,000
1–10,000 $8000 $2,000
1–100,000 $12,000 $2,500

*GS1 US reserves the right to change pricing on GS1 Company Prefix(es). The use of GS1 US-issued Company Prefixes is pursuant to the terms and conditions of a License Agreement, which is subject to change at GS1 US’s sole discretion.

*This fee does not include posting information of party a on the global network information of registered businesses using barcode (GEPIR)

Fill Out the Application

When you wishing to register UPC codes, we’ll send you:

  • Contract service providers to register and use the code UPC guide (Vietnamese)
  • Liquidation records (Vietnamese)
  • UPC application form (English)

In the contract, you will find the terms of payment and the responsibilities of GS1 Vietnam when providing you an UPC registration service.

For further information, please contact: Ms. Melanie Tran

Email: Huongthm@nbc.gov.vn

Phone: 1900 636218  Line 109


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