You can purchase cheap barcodes from us for a one-off cost. This numbers have no on-going fees as they are no longer under GS1’s control (although they are still part of the same system).
Other places advertise barcodes for 50 cents each (or some other ridiculous price). Often this is a too good to be true type situation, where the source of the barcodes cannot be verified and the company is very difficult to contact should anything go wrong. It creates a false economy when you may save some $$ upfront, but if you are forced to reprint your packaging with legitimate barcodes on it, this will cost you far more.
Our barcode numbers are guaranteed not to have been used before. They come from a reputable source and are checked for illegal use prior to sale. The other advantages can be found here.