Frequently Asked Questions

Find some of thefrequently asked questions our members refer to. If you can't find what you're looking for, call Customer Support on +254 710122252/ 735 965168 or email info@gs1kenya.org.

To join GS1 Kenya Membership, you pay some one off joining fee and a recurring annual licence fee.The fee you pay depends on your annual turnover. You can view our fee structure from our Membership Application Forms.


If you want unique, accurate, standards-based barcode numbers, then GS1 is the only organisation in the world that can supply you with legitimate numbers. Locally, GS1 Kenya is the only authorised source for GS1 barcode numbers.

Barcode number re-sellers do exist. These businesses have bought barcode numbers off other companies and try to on-sell them. Unfortunately, they threaten the integrity of the global GS1 system and create confusion in the global supply chain.

We strongly advise that you get your barcode numbers from GS1 Kenya. This will ensure that your numbers will be recognisable by all other parties in your supply chain.


GS1 Kenya membership is free for both Limited and sole proprietorship business. You will need to provide us with the following by filling our Membership Application Form:

  • Company Details
  • Company Contacts
  • Names of owners or B.O.D
  • Certificate of incorporation or Business Name
  • Pin Certificate
  • For Sole Proprietorships, also attach I.D.
  • List of products to be barcoded - to begin with

So long us your membership is current, write to GS1 kenya info@gs1kenya.org providing the new product descriptions so that they can be allocated barcode aganist.


Renewing your membership authorizes you to use GS1 numbers and barcodes for the next one year.

OPTION 1: COOPERATIVE BANK OF KENYA
P.O. BOX 74956
NAIROBI.
ACCOUNT NAME: GS1 KENYA
ACCOUNT NO.: 01136000422600
BRANCH:UKULIMA HSE BRANCH.
SWIFT CODE: kcookena
SORT CODE: 11 - 011

OPTION 2:KENYA COMMERCIAL BANK OF KENYA
P.O. BOX 14959 - 00800
NAIROBI - KENYA
ACCOUNT NAME: GS1 KENYA
ACCOUNT NO.: 1114249084
BRANCH: SARIT CENTRE
SWIFT CODE: KCBLKENX

OPTION 3: M-PESA
PAYBILL NUMBER:616616
ACCOUNT NUMBER: Your Membership Number/Account Name