How to get GS1 barcode for selling products on amazon or flipkart?

Web based online businesses have now advanced to the new age of “O2O” marketing. O2O stands for “online to offline” marketing, wherein shoppers can filter the barcodes out of the web, get and finish their trade transactions over the web, and thereby avail their products offline. However to experience the best O2O interface to the end users, the online retailers need to utilize the extraordinary product identifiers- i.e. the GS1 barcodes. For this, they need to urgently obtain the barcode registration.

A GS1 barcode is a viable bridge in the midst of online and the brick & mortar businesses via consistently associating on the web as well as with the disconnected trade channels.

An expanding number of online business aggregates, for example, Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, Max Retail and Tmall and internet search engine Google have begun to request GS1 barcode numbers to upgrade query items, article recognizable proof and enormous information investigation. Organizations who are investigating all the web business these days will be requested to check for GS1 barcodes, GTIN or other GS1 item identifiers, particularly for allowing these businesses to sell online commercial goods. Hence, it is important to know the complete procedure for obtaining barcode registration and using the GS1 barcodes for the e-commerce products.


#1. Getting a barcode registration

Before a business can start utilizing the GS1 barcodes on its products, it should initially enroll with GS1 India organisation. In order to get the identifying numbers (GS1 Identification Keys) or to go inside the barcode system, you first need to get a barcode registration. GS1 Identification Keys are accessible for exchange things, calculated units, areas, parties, resources, coupons, and so forth which are remarkable all around the globe and can be utilized to distinguish everything in the inventory network. The distinguishing proof key for an exchange item (product) is called GTIN. This is the number; seen underneath a barcode and begins with a prefix.


#2. Create identifying numbers via DataKart

Subsequent to enlisting with GS1 India, an organization gets access to DataKart, which is an online body through which they can start relegating recognizable I numbers called GTINs to their al their items.

Organizations can likewise transfer, arrange and deal with all their item data and item pictures in the DataKart which is open by the potential purchasers and shoppers at whatever point they check an item barcode utilizing versatile applications.



#3. Pick a barcode generating procedure

To set off this task, you ought to choose what exactly you are intending to barcode and whether the barcode will convey data inside it.

In the event that the data is static (consistently the equivalent), the barcode can be printed utilizing customary printing presses straightforwardly on the bundle (e.g., tea container) or on a mark that is applied to the bundle (e.g., name on a juice bottle.)

On the off chance that the data is dynamic, at that point either advanced or a mix of computerized and conventional printing will be required.

On the off chance that the item requires multicolor illustrations and a barcode with dynamic information, the designs could be pre-printed utilizing customary printing presses and leave a clear segment of the mark for advanced printing inline during creation and bundling.

In the event that the item just requires content and a barcode with dynamic information, a name could be printed inline and applied to the bundle (consequently if high volume or by hand if low volume). It could likewise be printed straightforwardly on the bundle itself without utilizing a name.

Additionally, a barcode with static information could be printed legitimately on the bundle utilizing an advanced printing technique, for instance when a similar bundling is utilized for various items.


#4. Opt for a principal scan setting

The particulars for barcode forms, dimension, circumstances, and quality all rely upon where the barcode will be checked. By knowing where your barcode will be filtered you can build up the correct particulars for its creation.

Barcodes to be tested out at the retail purpose of offer and that should actually bolster omni-directional examining.

On the off chance that the barcode will be checked at purpose of-offer just as in the stockroom, you should utilize an image that suits purpose of-offer examining, yet imprinted in a bigger size to oblige filtering in the dissemination procedure.

Barcodes on certified medicinal services things to be checked in emergency clinics and drug stores don’t require omni-directional filtering, except if the things are additionally examined at retail center of transaction. In pharmaceuticals, the GS1 barcode helped a lot of people get right dose at the right time. So, if you’ve got a barcode registration, you’re indeed doing a great service to mankind!

However, if you’re dealing in a pharmaceutical business in Delhi ISO certification in Delhi shall be an additional requirement.






#5. Now choose the GS1 barcode

Deciding the desired barcode is basic aspect, and actually that’s the main accomplishment of your barcode usage plan. So, here are some exceptional state instructions:

  1. In the event that you have to barcode an exchange thing that will be checked at the retail Point-of-Sale (POS), first image of decision is the EAN/UPC image. This image is destined to be filtered by POS frameworks everywhere throughout the world.
  2. In the event that you are printing a barcode with variable data like sequential numbers, expiry dates, or measures, at that point you will utilize GS1-128, GS1 DataBar, or GS1 DataMatrix (2D image)


  1. On the off chance that you need to encode a URL into a barcode to make stretched out bundling data accessible to the end purchaser, at that point you should utilize a GS1 2D image (for example GS1 QR code)


  1. In the event that you have to barcode an external case to be examined in a coordinations situation, and you need to print legitimately on creased container, ITF-14 might be the decision for you.


#6. Size of the barcode

After the right barcode image is indicated together with the data to encode in it, the plan stage starts. The size of the image inside the structure will rely upon the image determined, where the image will be utilized, and how the image will be printed.

  1. Image size

The X-measurement is the predetermined width of the tightest component of a barcode. X-measurements are utilized together with the symbol statures to indicate the passable image sizes.

For each filtering condition the important images are recorded with their objective X-measurement and relating objective stature. Other than the objective sizes additionally the permitted least and most extreme sizes are indicated.


  1. EAN/UPC images

EAN/UPC images are reasonable for omnidirectional checking since they can be perused from all bearings by a fixed scanner.

EAN/UPC Symbols are intended for checking by retail omni-directional scanners. This implies EAN/UPC Symbols have two sections which are taller than they are wide. There is a fixed connection between image stature and width. When one measurement is changed, the other measurement ought to be adjusted by a corresponding sum.


  1. Thought of the printing procedure

The last significant thought for image size is the capacity of the chosen printing process. The base size (magnification) and right Bar Width Reduction (BWR) for an image shifts by printing process and even from press to press. Printing organizations ought to set up a base image size (magnification) and BWR to accomplish satisfactory and repeatable quality outcomes.


#7. Format the barcode text

The content underneath a barcode, which is called the Human Readable Interpretation (HRI) is very noteworthy supposing that the barcode is harmed or of low quality in any case, at that point the content is utilized as a back-up.

Here are the absolute most regularly posed inquiries on HRI:


  1. Does the Human Readable Interpretation should be a sure size?

The intelligible content must be unmistakably decipherable and in a size corresponding to the image size.


  1. Is the Human Readable Interpretation expected to be above or beneath the image?

HRI ought to be set underneath the barcode and gathered any place physically conceivable while keeping up the HRI clarity and least barcode stature.


  1. I see brackets around the Application Identifiers (AI) under some barcode images. It is safe to say that they should be there and would they say they are encoded in the bars and spaces of the image?

All AIs must be encased in enclosures in the Human Readable Interpretation, however the brackets are not encoded in the image.


  1. What number of digits do I print underneath the EAN/UPC Symbol in the Human Readable content?

No doubt, you have got your barcode number, you need to print just below the EAN/UPC Symbol. Here are the exact numbers of digits of barcode that you can print beneath the EAN/UPC Symbol:-

  1. You should print 13 digits beneath the EAN-13 Symbol.
  2. You should print 12 digits beneath the UPC-A Symbol.
  3. You should print eight digits beneath UPC-E and EAN-8 Symbols.


#8. Single out a desired shade of your barcode

The ideal shading mix for a barcode image is dark bars with a white foundation.

In the event that you need to utilize different hues, the next may help you in picking palatable ones:

  1. GS1 barcodes require dim hues for bars (e.g., dark, dim blue, dull darker, or dim green).
  2. GS1 barcodes require light foundations for the Quiet Zones (territory free of printing around the barcode) and spaces (e.g., white).
  3. GS1 barcodes require light foundations for the Quiet Zones (territory free of printing around the barcode) and spaces (e.g., white).

Notwithstanding light foundations, & hues may likewise be utilized. On the off chance that you have ever been in a darkroom with red lighting and attempted to peruse red duplicate, you realize it can basically vanish. This is likewise valid for comparative hues, for example, orange, pink, peach, and light yellows. Given the way that most barcode scanners utilize a red light source, you can rapidly observe why these hues might be appropriate for foundations, yet ought to be maintained a strategic distance from for bars.

As a rule the image foundation isn’t printed and the shade of the bundling substrate is utilized as barcode foundation. In any case, if the image foundation is printed underneath the bars, the foundation ought to be printed as strong line hues.

On the off chance that you utilize numerous layers of ink to build the foundation haziness, each layer ought to be printed as strong shading.

On the off chance that you utilize a fine screen to convey more ink to the substrate, make certain there are no voids in the print brought about by the screen not sufficiently filling in.


#9. Finalize the position of barcode

When talking about image area we are alluding to the image situation on the plan.

When allotting barcode situation, first packaging procedure ought to be considered. You ought to counsel the bundling specialist to ensure the image won’t be clouded or harmed (e.g., over a container edge, underneath a container overlap, underneath a bundle fold, or secured by another bundling layer).

In the wake of deciding the best possible position, the printing organization ought to be counseled. This is on the grounds that numerous  printing procedures require barcodes to be imprinted in a particular direction to the feed bearing of the web or sheet.

When utilizing flexographic printing, the bars should run parallel to the press course. On the off chance that the bars are required to run opposite to the press course check to guarantee the image isn’t twisted.

When utilizing either silkscreen or rotogravure printing forms, the image ought to be adjusted parallel to the cell structure on the screen or gravure plate chamber to give the smoothest bar edge conceivable.

To decide the correct area for GS1 barcodes allude to the arrangement controls in segment 6 of the GS1 General Specifications.


#10. Analyze barcode quality

When you have the fine art of your item mark joining the barcode picture, you ought to send it to your nearest GS1 India office for check, before any mass printing. This will enable you to abstain from printing low quality barcodes that don’t filter effectively. GS1 India utilizes an acknowledged verifier having ISO certification in India to test your barcode image in the manner a scanner does, and grade the image quality.

GS1 India Barcode Verification administration tests the barcode; in light of which image is utilized (1D or 2D), where it is utilized, or what distinguishing proof numbers it is conveying. A far reaching demonstrative is directed dependent on the barcode image size, shading, print quality, and print differentiate, amplification, numbering, light edges, bar width, portrayal, check digit estimation, and the sky is the limit from there.

Testing the barcode readability additionally guarantees that they check immediately when filtered utilizing portable applications in various examining situations and in poor lighting conditions.