Our EAN-13 and UPC barcode packages come with FREE barcode registration on the International Barcodes Database and IBNREG (International Barcodes Network Information Registry). This allows you to register your product and/or company details alongside the barcode number in an online database, which auto-feeds this information to other online databases.
Barcode registration makes it easier for retailers and customers to find your company & product information by searching online for the barcode number or with a barcode scanning app. It also helps prevent theft or accidental misuse of your barcode numbers, as you have extra proof that they belong to you. And it also helps those few reluctant retailers who still think GS1’s database has all the answers – you can point them to this independent database where your barcodes are registered as proof that they are yours and are valid and legitimate – this can save a lot of wasted time and unnecessary frustration with some retailers.
It is easy to copy a barcode – anyone can see a barcode number and then duplicate that barcode on a different product. Our registration helps protect you against illegal use of your barcode numbers, and helps retailers and customers find the details of your product and business.
If you purchase Barcode Registration, you will be able to register your barcode number and product information on the International Barcodes Database (information registered on that database filters through to several other major online databases as well). Please enter your barcode number(s) in the “additional information” section on the checkout page. Once we receive your order, we will email you to request proof of ownership (so that we can verify that you are the owner of your barcode number). We will then activate your barcode number for registration, and provide you with instructions on how to register your barcode number (please note that Registration is included for free if you purchase one of our Barcode Packages).
Price per Registration 1 + $ 20.00 CAD each 5 + $ 18.00 CAD each 10 + $ 16.00 CAD each 20 + $ 14.00 CAD each 30 + $ 12.00 CAD each 50 + $ 10.00 CAD each
How to register your barcode numbers:
After you purchase barcodes from us, the barcodes will be emailed to you. Registration instructions will be included in the email. You can then register your barcode numbers and product/company details on the International Barcodes Database https://barcodesdatabase.org/barcode-registration/ (your company name and barcode numbers will be automatically registered already on the IBNREG.org database). Barcode registration on the International Barcodes Database is optional. However, it will increase the profile of your product on the internet.
After you register your barcode number and product details on the International Barcodes Database, your product details will be displayed when customers search for your barcode number in online search engines (e.g. Google) or on some smartphone apps. Please note that some smart-phone barcode apps only search in online stores such as Amazon.com (they don’t search in the online barcode databases). This means that their database of barcode numbers/product details is minimal. The best smartphone barcode apps search in Amazon and other online stores and the main online barcode/product databases.