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Barcodes for Retail Products for use worldwide.

Standard retail Barcodes are for use on most products worldwide except
Books – follow this link to buy barcodes for books
Magazines – follow this link to buy barcodes for magazines

There are two types of standard retail barcodes:

EAN-13 barcodes are the most common retail barcode worldwide. They have 13 digits and have a leading 0.

UPC-A barcodes are the preferred barcode format in the USA and Canada and do not have a leading 0.

For ALL other retail products, purchase a retail barcode package below.

Purchase online using the link below. The barcodes will be sent to you by email within a few minutes.
The email will contain the following:
1. A unique retail barcode number;
2. Barcode images (in 4 different graphic formats: jpeg, png, svg & pdf); and
3. A guarantee certificate
4. Barcode Registration instructions.

If you are listing on Amazon, please see the latest information.

– You need a different barcode number for each unique product (including size & colour combinations)
– Our barcodes can be scanned by all retailers worldwide; however, a few retailers (mainly large chains in NZ, Australia & USA) have specific restrictions/requirements.

  • Retail Barcode Packages

    EAN13 barcode

    Instant delivery by email

    If you purchase a Retail Barcode package, you will receive:

    1. A globally unique Retail barcode number

    2. Barcode images in 4 different formats (jpeg, png, SVG & pdf)

    3. A Guarantee Certificate – Guaranteeing you as the only legal owner of the barcode

    4. Optional Barcode registration on our International Database

    Note: this is a variant product for retail barcodes in either EAN-13 or UPC-A format. Select which option you prefer below.

    EAN-13 barcodes are the most commonly used retail barcode worldwide and have a leading 0.

    UPC-A barcodes are the preferred barcode format in the USA and Canada and do not have a leading 0.

    Quantity Price per Barcode
    1 $ 39 USD
    2 $ 36 USD
    3 $ 34 USD
    4 $ 32 USD
    5 + $ 30 USD
    10 + $ 26 USD
    20 + $ 24 USD
    30 + $ 22 USD
    40 + $ 20 USD
    50 + $ 18 USD
    75 + $ 16 USD
    100 + $ 14 USD each NOW ONLY $9.90 USD each
    150 + Please contact us
    Buy product This product has multiple variants. The options may be chosen on the product page

Using your barcode:

Once you receive your barcode with the images as attached files, you can then choose whichever file format you like best and include it in your product packaging. This way, the barcode will be ready for use when your product goes to print. However, if you are changing the size at this stage, you should not reduce the overall size to below 30X20mm if possible. See our barcode specifications page for more details.

No product information is required from you. You assign the barcodes to your products however you want. Retailers will receive your product, scan the barcode, and enter information into their system the first time so that this product information appears when it is scanned from that point onwards.

Need help?

Here are some common questions:

The best practice is getting a different barcode for each product or product variation. This is because stores use barcodes for two primary purposes: 1. Barcodes are used to obtain the product’s price when scanned at the checkout. 2. Barcodes are used to track stock and decide when to reorder an item.

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 colors 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.

Retailers generally prefer to stock products that will be straightforward to manage. Some retailers may prefer not to stock products if they have to manually count how many are left of each size and reorder accordingly. Therefore, it is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.

Yes, they will. We can supply both EAN-13 Barcodes (used worldwide) and UPC-A Barcodes (USA and Canada).
Our barcodes are accepted in nearly all stores worldwide. However, there are a few exceptions. For further details, please see Barcode Acceptance.
If you’re not sure which kind of barcode you need for your product, our quick rule of thumb is as follows:
Selling only in Canada and the USA = UPC-A
Selling internationally = EAN-13

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