How to Get a Barcode for your Retail Product?

Click here to order barcodes in 5 minutes. Free Internet registration included. Our barcodes are used internationally. Both EAN-13 and UPC-A barcode packages can be purchased so there is an option regardless of where you are selling your product (UPC barcodes are more common in the USA, whereas EAN-13 barcodes are more common in HK and elsewhere).

If you can’t pay by credit card, feel free to contact us and we can arrange payment via bank transfer.

Our barcode packages include:

  • A globally unique EAN-13 (or UPC-A) barcode number
  • A Guarantee Certificate certifying that you are the unique owner of the barcode number
  • Barcode Images in 4 different formats (bitmap, jpeg, tiff, eps, and PDF)
  • Barcode Registration in major internet databases

These will be emailed through to you with the documents/ images as attached files. You can then pick whichever image format works best and incorporate it into your product packaging.

If you are planning on changing the size of the images, please see our specifications page first. Some retailers require that you stay within these specifications.

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What more can you get?

1. Registration

While this is included when you buy from us, registration can be purchased if you bought your barcode through another company. This is an optional additional service we offer. Registration increases your product profile on the internet. Your product information appears when your barcode is scanned by cell phone app scanners. It will also show on a google search.

2. Barcode Labels

We can provide printed labels to be stuck onto your product manually. These are guaranteed to be printed accurately and easily scannable. These will be delivered to your door.

3. ITF-14 Carton Codes

These are for the outer cartons for use on wholesale cartons of multiple product. i.e. a box of 100 footballs. The footballs are being sold individually. These are required by some retailers. They are not always required

4. Verification

This is a test scan of your barcode to ensure that it scans well. Some retailers require this. Please see ‘barcode acceptance‘ to see whether you will require this or not.

5. ISBN or ISSN Images

These are required for books (ISBN) and magazines (ISSN) only.

6. QR Codes

Many people like to have these link to their websites so that people can scan them with a smart phone and automatically link to their website.

7.  Code 128 or Code 39 Barcodes

Sequential barcodes are used for asset tracking. This can save business a lot of time as assets can be quickly tracked. We supply many libraries with book barcode labels.

8. GLN Numbers

Some retailers require that you have a global location number in order to accept your products into their store.

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