Retail Barcode Packages
Our EAN or UPC barcodes are suitable for use on any retail product worldwide (with the exception of books & magazines, because they require ISBN & ISSN numbers).
The barcodes we supply are in either EAN-13 or UPC-A format – EAN is the most common barcode format worldwide and UPC is the preferred format in USA and Canada
For more information about the difference between EAN-13 and UPC-A see here.
If you purchase a Retail Barcode package you will receive:
1. A globally unique Retail barcode number
2. Barcode images in 4 different formats (jpeg, png, svg & pdf)
3. A Guarantee Certificate – Guaranteeing you as the only legal owner of the barcode
4. Barcode registration – this is an optional additional service that we offer to increase the internet profile of your product and ensure that it appears on cell phone app scanners such as the Zebra app.
You can purchase a barcode for your product here:
Retail Barcode Package
Instant delivery by email – Your email will contain your unique retail barcode number, barcode images (in 4 formats), a Guarantee Certificate, and instructions for free barcode registration on the International Barcodes Database.
Note: this is a variant product for retail barcodes in either EAN-13 or UPC-A format.
EAN-13 barcodes are the most commonly used retail barcode worldwide and have a leading 0.
UPC-A barcodes are the preferred barcode format in the USA and Canada and do not have a leading 0.
Quantity Price per Barcode (CAD)
1 $39 each 2 + $35 each 3 + $33 each 5 + $30 each 10 + $26 each 20 + $24 each 30 + $22 each 50 + $19 each 100 + See our bulk prices here
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Should I get a UPC or EAN barcode?
Within the USA, barcodes are usually in 12-digit UPC format – however outside of the USA the 13-digit EAN format is preferred.
If you plan to sell your product in the USA only, we recommend that you use a barcode in UPC-12 format. If you plan to sell your product in any other country in the world, it is best to get a barcode in EAN-13 format.
If you are selling your product in a number of different countries including the USA, it is your choice whether to get a barcode in EAN-13 format or UPC-12 format. Most barcode scanners are able to read both EAN and UPC barcodes, so if you want to use the same barcode on your product regardless of which country it is in, that is fine. It is perfectly acceptable to use an EAN (European standard) barcode within the USA, or a UPC barcode outside of the USA.
Using your barcode:
You will receive your unique EAN-13 or UPC-12 barcode number by email, along with a guarantee certificate (for proof of ownership), and your barcode images.
The barcode images will be sent in 4 different files (jpeg, png, svg & pdf). The size of the images will be about 38 mm x 25 mm (standard barcode size). If you need to reduce the size a bit, that is fine (the smallest recommended size is 80% of standard size, ie. about 30 mm x 20 mm).
You can put your barcode onto your product label or packaging & start using it immediately. Your barcode will just be a blank number (it will not contain any product or company details). After you give your product to your retailer, they will scan the barcode & type the product information into their system – this will connect your barcode to your product. After that, when they scan your barcode the product name & details will appear on their checkout screen.
Here are some common questions:
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 as well, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.
In general retailers prefer to stock products that will be straight forward 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 is is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.
Will Your Barcodes Work Worldwide?
Yes they will. We can supply both EAN-13 Barcodes (which are used worldwide) and UPC-A Barcodes (USA and Canada).
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.
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
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