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What is a barcode?
A UPC/EAN-13 barcode is a globally recognised unique number assigned to a product that allows wholesalers and retailers to track both stock management and sales of the product in their inventory system.
Do I need a barcode?
Almost every retailer today require barcodes on products for organising their pricing, ordering, sales figures, point of sale and inventory. A UPC/EAN 13 is a common requirement on all products in a retailer’s inventory. To make sure your product can reach the widest market available it is strongly recommended that you aquire a barcode for your product.
I have x amount of products and x variations, how many barcodes should I get?
UPC barcodes are required for every unique item that you intend to sell. Product variations also each require a unique barcode, i.e. if you sell socks in different sizes and colours then a separate barcode would be required for each variant of those socks.
How do barcodes work?
When you supply your product/s to a retailer, you will be required to complete a product information form which links your product and company details to that product’s unique barcode number. The store will transfer this information into their sales and inventory systems allowing your product to be scanned at point of sale and monitored by stock tracking software.
Will all retail stores accept my barcode?
Why buy from Barcode Savers?
Our barcodes are globally unique, originate with the UCC, (the original GS1 system). these numbers incur no additional fees, subscription charges or any hidden costs of any kind.
Will my barcode be unique to my product?
Is any information stored in my barcode?
No information is actually stored in the barcode itself. The barcode is simply a unique number identifier that is recorded in a retailers sales/inventory system and assigned to your item.
Will my barcode expire?
Do you charge any annual fees?
When you purchase UPC codes from The Global Standards Body (GS1) you are required to pay upfront charges and additional yearly fees. So if you’re only looking for barcodes for a small number of items the costs accociated with GS1 memebership can be staggering. Barcode Savers have secured large quantities of genuine UPC numbers in bulk and charge a once off fee when you buy. You remain the sole owner of your numbers and they do not carry annual fees or hidden costs at all.
Do you provide ITF-14 carton codes?
Yes, we offer ITF-14 barcodes as part of our Special Orders service. Please feel free to contact us if you require carton codes to accompany your product codes.