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Nicelabel – GS1                                             Understanding Global Trade Item Numbers







                   Introduction to GTIN








                   GTIN is the first term that newcomers to barcode creation need
                   to understand. It is commonly confused with barcodes, though
                   barcodes are created using GTINs.


                   It is a globally unique 14-digit number used to identify trade items,
                   products, or services. GTINs distinguish items in any database
                   and reveal the relevant information about the item. GTIN is also an

                   umbrella term that refers to an entire family of data structures within
                   the GTIN:


                           GTIN-12 (UPC) - individual products  - is intended to be used
                           at checkout


                           GTIN-13 (EAN-13) - individual products  - is intended to be
                           used at checkout



                           GTIN-14 (EAN/UCC-128 or ITF-14) - product groupings
                           (package or case) not intended for checkout


                           GTIN-8 (EAN-8) - this is used for very small products









                                GTIN-12 (UPC)                               GTIN-13 (EAN-13)









                      GTIN-14 (EAN/UCC-128 or ITF-14)                         GTIN-8 (EAN-8)
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