Standards & Guidelines Library

Below are some commonly accessed technical documents and guidelines. All GS1 standards, guidelines, and other important documents can be viewed here.

Area

Document

Technical aspects of the GS1 System

GS1 General Specifications
GS1 Global User Manual

Barcode Implementation

Steps to Barcode your Product
Checklist for Generating Barcodes
Creating & Printing Barcodes
GTIN Allocation Rules
Barcode Implementation Guide

Master Data Sharing

Package Measurement Rules
Product Image Specification Standards

Location Identification

GS1 GLN Allocation Rules

Product Identification on the Web

Smart Search Implementation Guidelines

EPC/RFID

EPC/RFID Tag Data Standards