What is a GTIN Barcode?


What does GTIN stand for?

GTIN stands for Global Trade Identification Number. This refers to any type of barcode that is used in the Global Retail System. So it can refer to a wide variety of different barcodes! We have detailed the most common of these below.

Different types of GTIN

GTIN-12 – this refers to UPC-A or UPC-12 barcodes. These are used on products and are used primarily in the USA and Canada. These can be purchased here.

GTIN-13 – This refers to an EAN-13 barcode. These are the most common type of barcode used for retail and is common in all countries. These can be purchased here.

Please see the differences between EAN-13 and UPC-A barcodes here.

GTIN-14 – This refers to ITF-14 or TUN Carton Codes. These are used for cartons of 6 or 12 (or any number) of your product and is used purely for stock tracking by the company. It is based on a UPC-A or EAN-13 barcode so the ITF-14 on a carton corresponds to the EAN-13 on the product inside the box.

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GTIN-14 Carton Code (in ITF-14 Format)