Global Location Number (GLN)

Published 10/08/2018, 04:35 PM
Last Update 09/27/2023, 06:03 PM

The Global Location Number (GLN) is a 13-digit number established by GS1, an international non-profit regulatory agency that develops and maintains standards for the global language of business. The 13-digit GLN number is comprised of a GS1 Company Prefix, location reference, and check digit. GLNs are used to identify data owners/information providers, such as distributors, brokers, and manufacturers, as well as legal entities and physical locations. A GLN can be likened to a Social Security number for a business.


  • Your GLN identifies your company within our Product Data Management (PDM) portal.
  • Even if you have several Best Buy vendor numbers, you only need one GLN.
  • Your Best Buy vendor numbers and user logins roll up to your GLN.
  • As the GLN owner, you are responsible for notifying all your trading partners of GLN changes.

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