Product Barcodes

Once you have created your product, the next step is to get a barcode on it, and begin selling your product.

1. Getting a Barcode

It isn’t a legal requirement that you barcode your products, but retailers are generally happier to stock your product if it has a barcode on it. This is because barcodes make the checkout process more quick and accurate.

Generally you will require an EAN-13 barcode. These are used on all products except for books and magazines which use ISBN and ISSN barcodes. EAN-13 barcodes are predominantly in all countries except for the USA and Canada, where they use UPC-A Barcodes. The differences between EAN-13 and UPC-A barcodes can be seen here.

2. Incorporating the barcode onto your product

Once we receive an order through our website, we will email you through your barcodes with the images as attached files. You can then incorporate whichever image suits you best into your product packaging in an easily visible flat location.

If you have already printed your product packaging that’s no problem, you can get barcode labels printed and manually stuck on to your product. Talk to label printers in your area to arrange this.

3. Other stuff you may need

In a small number of cases, you may need barcode verification for your barcode. Please see our barcode acceptance page to establish whether you will need this or not.

We also offer barcode registration. This is included free in our barcode packages, but you may wish to consider it if you have another type of barcode.

 

Contact us if you have any questions, or visit our FAQ page.