If you need barcode numbers only (without the barcode images*), you can order them below. These come through in the EAN-13 format, but we can supply UPC format as well.
* Barcode images = the actual barcode picture scanned at the checkout (vertical black bars and spaces with the barcode number printed underneath). If you require these, you can purchase barcode packages (incl the images and a guarantee certificate) here.
Note: If you find out later that you need the barcode images as well, that’s fine – you can come back to us & order the barcode images when you need them (you can order the barcode images here). We will email the barcode images to you in several different formats (jpeg, pdf, tiff, BMP & eps), and you can then incorporate the barcode image into the design for your label or packaging.
Here are some common questions:
[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: 1. Barcodes are used for obtaining the price of the product when scanned at the checkout. 2. Barcodes are used for keeping track of stock and deciding 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 colours of the same product). However, if the retailer uses barcodes for option 2, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.
In general, retailers 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.[/expand]
[Expand Will Your Barcodes Work Worldwide?] Yes, they will. We can supply EAN-13 Barcodes (which are used worldwide) and UPC-A Barcodes (the USA and Canada).[/expand]
[Expand Do Your Barcodes Work in Every Shop?] Our barcodes are accepted in nearly all stores worldwide. 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]
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Please take a look at our answers to common questions.
“Hi Amelia, Thankyou for your prompt service. It is really quick and will contact you again if we need more bar numbers” Phyllis
“Great – many thanks for the swift response. Look forward to future business too!” Daniel
“Dear David, I have just purchased 10 barcodes for the use on uk products… This is my 3rd purchase of barcodes and i have recomended you to many small producers.” Shemin M