The Barcodes Shop
The Barcodes Shop is a scam – stay away from them.
Recently we have had questions from customers regarding The Barcodes Shop. This is a barcode sales site which has cropped up in various countries claiming to sell barcode numbers with individual country prefixes for a one-off cost. They do not have the permission of GS1 in any of these countries and are not legally selling these barcode numbers.
It is currently unclear as to what will happen to this company in the future, however they are currently being investigated by The Advertising Standards Authority, and are unlikely to remain open for very long.
If you require barcode numbers with your genuine company prefix, the only way to acquire these through GS1 in your country. No barcode reseller is able to supply these legally. Fortunately, very few retailers actually require this, and alternative barcode numbers with a US Country code (07) can be purchased through us or other reputable barcode resellers. These can be purchased here.
Please see our Why Buy From Us page and our Barcode Acceptance page for more information. We have thousands of customers using tens of thousands of our barcodes in close to 100 countries without issues and have been in business for over 9 years. Hence we are ideally placed to advise you on your barcode requirements.