To sell your products on Amazon you need a barcode number. A barcode numbers is a unique identifier for your product. We have many happy customers using our barcode numbers to sell their products internationally on many Amazon stores including Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de etc (for some examples, see our Products on Amazon page here)
Our barcodes can be used both in online retail stores (such as Amazon, eBay, CD Baby etc), and in physical retail stores, both in Hong Kong and worldwide.
Amazon may require their website address (URL) on the barcodes invoice – so please let us know (when you purchase barcodes or later) that you would like your website address on the invoice/receipt. Please also put your company name on the order for the guarantee certificate.
Amazon keeps changing its listing requirements. Currently, the ‘Brand’ field is VERY sensitive for Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com and possibly Amazon.com.au
NOTE: Because Amazon keeps changing its listing requirements, we cannot guarantee that our barcodes will be accepted by Amazon.
BUT – there are thousands of products listed on Amazon using our numbers – see Products on Amazon page.
Amazon are increasingly pushing their suppliers to join the Amazon Brand Registry. This requires you to have an active registered trademark and the ability for you to prove your rights to use that – see https://brandservices.amazon.com.au
It is also possible to apply to Amazon for GTIN (barcode) exemption – see https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gtinx/ Exemption is provided for brand and category. You do not have to apply for exemption for each product.
For the latest demonstration of listing on Amazon, please see https://youtu.be/e36o35CLUHY – it shows how crucial the ‘Brand’ field is when listing.
How do I use my barcode on Amazon?
You will need barcode number is you want to list products on Amazon. We have many customers using our barcode numbers on Amazon. The barcodes can also be used on online shops (eg. Lazada, eBay, CD Baby or Play.com) as well as regular retail stores.
Note: You will need a unique barcode number for each separate listing on Amazon. It is your choice whether to make separate listings for each different variation (size/colour/design) of your product or to just make one general listing for your product then get your customers to specify the size/colour after ordering.
After you make your order, you will receive a unique EAN-13 barcode number(s) via email in approximately 5 minutes.
After receiving your barcode numbers, you can begin using them immediately. Assign each barcode number to each of your products. Then enter the barcode number into the Amazon sellers database. Once Amazon has received your listing, they will then also assign their own unique code (Amazon Standard Identification Number or ASIN for short) to your product.
If you are storing and dispatching the products yourself, you won’t need to put the barcode image onto your product (but you can if you wish to). However, if you are using the Amazon warehousing & dispatch arrangements, you will need to put the barcode image onto your product.
We have a step-by-step guide on how to list products on Amazon. Watch our videos here.
Barcodes for Amazon; Here are some FAQs:
[Expand How many barcodes do I need?] It is best practice to get a different barcode for each product or product variation. This is because stores use barcodes for two primary purposes. Firstly, barcodes identify the price of the product when scanned at the checkout. Secondly, barcodes track stockt and reorder levels.
This means that if the retailers only use barcodes for option 1, you can get away with having the same barcode for 2 product variations (i.e. different colours of the same product), however if the retailer uses barcodes for option 2 as well, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.
In general retailers prefer to stock products that will be easy to manage. Some retailers will not stock products if they have to manually count stock before reordering. Therefore we recommend you have a different barcode for each variation (SKU).[/expand]
[Expand Will Your Barcodes Work Worldwide?] Yes they will. We supply barcodes internationally.[/expand]
[Expand Do Your Barcodes Work in Every Shop?] Most stores accept our barcodes, however there are a few exceptions. For further details, please see Barcode Acceptance.[/expand]
[Expand What Type of Barcode Do I need?] If you’re not sure which kind of barcode you need for your product, our quick rule of thumb is as follows:
Selling in the USA = UPC-A
Selling internationally = EAN-13[/expand]
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