Barcode Registration

Our EAN-13 and UPC barcode packages come with FREE barcode registration on International Barcodes Database and also on IBNREG (International Barcodes Network Registry)

This allows you to register your product and/or company details alongside the barcode number in an online database, which auto-feeds this information to other online databases.

Advantages of barcode registration

Our barcode registration service is completely optional – however, there are several advantages to registering your barcodes online:

  1. Registration makes your product visible on some cell phone app scanners. Registration helps with some app scanners (such as the Zebra app). When the barcode is scanned product information will show on the internet. Click here for more information on barcode scanning apps.
  2. Registration increases your product profile on the internet. When the barcode is searched for on Google or another search engine the product information will appear. This makes it easier for retailers and customers to find your company and product information.
  3. Registration helps prevent theft or misuse of your barcodes. Registration dissuades people from using your barcode number illegally. If an internet search shows that the barcode number is in use people are much less likely to use it. While people cannot legally use other company’s barcodes it is an extra hassle for the legal owner of the barcode number to follow this up.
  4. Registration helps prove that your barcodes are valid & legitimate. Registration helps those few retailers who maybe unaware that barcodes not licenced from GS1 may be listed with out of date information on the GS1 database. You can point them to this independent database as proof that they are yours.

It is easy to copy a barcode.Anyone can see a barcode number and then duplicate that barcode on a different product. Our registration service helps protect you against illegal use of your barcode numbers. It also helps retailers and customers find the details of your product and business.

How to register your barcode numbers:

You will receive registration instructions with your barcode order. You can then register your barcode numbers and product/company details on the International Barcodes Database. Registration is optional. However, it will increase the profile of your product on the internet.

Your product details will show when customers search for your barcode number on search engines (e.g. Google) or on some smart-phone apps (e.g. the Zebra app). You can also upload a photo of the product. Please note that some smart-phone barcode apps only search in online stores such as They don’t search in the online barcode databases. This means that their database of barcode numbers/product details are very limited. The best smartphone barcode app’s (e.g. the Zebra app) search in Amazon and other online stores as well as the main online barcode/product databases.

Note: Barcode registration is free if you buy barcodes from our company. 

If you have EAN-13 or UPC-A barcode numbers already (which weren’t issued by our company), and you want to register those numbers, you can still use our registration service.