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Barcode licence fees

The annual licence fees detailed below are shown by licence type (size of Global Company Prefix) and by organisational turnover band. Please note that not all licences are available to all organisations. New licences will be billed on a pro-rata basis depending upon the month in which the application is made. Terms and Conditions apply. 

Barcodes are created using a unique prefix allocated to a named and registered company. The size and variety of your product range, or the business application, will determine which prefix is appropriate to your organisation. Barcode numbers are of a fixed size. The shorter your company prefix e.g. 7 or 9 digits the larger the number bank range you have to work with. Similarly, a long prefix e.g. 11 digits has a smaller more limited numbering capacity.

If you are unsure which prefix is appropriate for implementation in your organisation please call Membership Services on +353 1 208 0660 and we will be happy to advise you.  

Current Annual Licence Fees

GCP 11 Licence - an 11 digit prefix

For artisan producers and new small business start-ups only. (Max 10 product or outer case numbers possible.)

Annual RateVAT @ 23%Total
Turnover under €1 million€100€23.00€123.00
Turnover between €1 million and €5 million€100€23.00€123.00

GCP 9 Licence - a 9 digit prefix

The standard prefix for general distribution. Up to 1,000 identification numbers possible.

Annual RateVAT @ 23%Total
Turnover under €1 million€284€65.32€349.32
Turnover between €1 million and €5 million€284€65.32€349.32
€5 million - €20 million€320€73.60€393.60
€20 million - €50 million€340€78.20€418.20
€50 million - €100 million€350€80.50€430.50
€100 million - €250 million€355€81.65€436.65
€250  million - €500 million€360€82.80€442.80
€500 million - €750 million€360€82.80€442.80
€750 million - €1 billion€370€85.10€455.10
€1 billion - €1.5 billion€380€87.40€467.40
Turnover over €1.5 billion€380€87.40€467.40

GCP 7 Licence - a 7 digit prefix

Generate all 11 types of GS1 identification number including product and outer case barcodes and Serial Shipping Container Codes (SSCCs).

Annual RateVAT @ 23%Total
Turnover from €5 million to over €1.5 billion€1,310€301.30€1,611.30