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I require a location number

You require a GLN (Global Location Number) to label a location with an ID number.

There are two ways of getting your GLN: Become a member of GS1 Switzerland or order 10 location IDs.

Important notice:

Do you work in the healthcare industry? If so, please get in touch with the Refdata foundation.

The usual way is membership. This is how it works:

1. Click here to apply for GS1 Switzerland membership. You fill in the application and send it by email. It takes three working days to process.

GS1 Company Prefix

2. Congratulations! You are now a member and we will send you a GCP (GS1 Company Prefix). Now you can create your GLN.


3.You can create several GLNs from one GCP by clicking here. Assign a GLN to each location (physical and/or digital).


4. Then transfer your data to the free database GLN Search.


5. You can now use your GLN and simply refer your business partners to GLN Search.

10 location IDs (GLN)

You can order 10 location IDs here. The number of GLNs is limited to ten IDs.

Our GLN Allocation Rules will help you use the GLN correctly.

Please call +41 (0)58 800 70 00 or e-mail us if you have any questions.