How To Add GTIN Number in Shopify?

How To Add GTIN Number in Shopify?

Welcome back to another insightful journey on our channel. In today’s blog post, we’re delving into the intricacies of SKUs, Barcodes, and GTIN numbers, with a focus on guiding you through the process of adding GTIN numbers to your Shopify products.

Understanding the Basics:

SKUs (Stock Keeping Units): These are the internal workhorses of your store, providing a unique identifier for products within your inventory. While your SKU code format may resemble other stores, the real uniqueness challenge lies in Barcodes and GTIN numbers.

Barcodes and GTIN Numbers: Unlike SKUs, Barcodes and GTIN numbers demand global uniqueness. This global identifier is especially crucial for resellers who ship products on your behalf. GTIN, or Global Trade Item Number, stands as the international trade number used to identify products in your store.

The Distinction:

It’s essential to differentiate between SKUs and GTIN numbers. SKUs are internal identifiers for your store and don’t need to match globally. On the other hand, GTIN numbers must be globally matched between your store and the reseller supplying the products.

Navigating Shopify Backend:

Now, let’s explore where you can add GTIN numbers on your Shopify store. In the backend, you won’t find a dedicated section for GTIN numbers; it’s cleverly placed within the Barcode section. In the product section of your Shopify store, under the inventory tab, you can add SKUs for different variants. For GTIN numbers, head to the Barcode section.

Adding GTIN Numbers:

GTIN numbers, being a form of barcode, find their home in the barcode section. Different standards exist, such as GS1, each with varying lengths of GTIN numbers. Simply fill in the details of the GTIN number for the specific variant, save your changes.

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