Thousands of happy British customers | 1m+ Barcodes in circulation | 10,000+ scans each day

The Benefits of Our Barcodes

People sometimes ask, “Why buy barcodes from you?”

Every second, ten of our barcodes are successfully scanned somewhere in the world.

Six quick benefits of our barcodes

1. Quality You Can Trust    EAN barcode for retail products

You can be confident our barcodes are high quality. We have been selling retail barcodes since 2007. Tens of thousands of customers use more than 100,000 of our barcodes in 100+ countries. We have clear phone numbers and email address for support if needed. You can see our address and company details on our website so you know who you are dealing with. We even have photos of our happy staff. When you are spending thousands of pounds developing your product, it is false economy to try to save a few pounds on a barcode that might not work. Imagine the cost and effort if your barcode fails to scan or is rejected by a retailer.
Some barcode sellers are either inaccurate or completely dishonest in what they claim. See Barcode Sales Warnings for companies to avoid.

A businessman told us that he had produced 40,000 bottles of wine. He then found the barcode didn’t work! His wife then had to unpack all of the cartons and relabel them. Such a huge waste of time and money.

2. Accepted by More Retailers Worldwide   Barcodes accepted by Retailers

As part of the International Barcodes Network (see below), our barcodes are proven. Furthermore, we provide additional services, ensuring that our barcodes meet the exacting requirements of retailers worldwide, including many who insist on Barcode Verification Reports or Global Location Numbers (GLNs) or Company Prefixes or Barcode Registration as proof of ownership. This ensures that the barcode numbers we supply are accepted by more retailers worldwide than any other barcode seller.

Our barcodes are accepted by 99.9% of retailers worldwide – and we know who the 0.1% are and can tell you[ref] Full and up-to-date details of barcode acceptance and restrictions can be seen on our Barcode Acceptance page[/ref].

3. Part of an International Barcodes Network   International Barcodes Network member

We are pleased to be part of the International Barcodes Network. This is a network of independent barcode sellers worldwide. The network has barcode sellers in 100+ countries. Hence we bring a wealth of knowledge about barcode requirements and acceptance worldwide. In addition, you know that you are purchasing from a company that is recognised by an international network, along with the associated support and longevity this brings.

Being part of an international network with barcode sellers in 100+ countries, means we understand the exacting requirements of the barcode industry. This knowledge enables us to provide up-to-date information about barcode acceptance and barcoding requirements. This helps our customers avoid problems. It also saves them time and money.

4. Includes FREE Barcode Registration Register Products

Our barcode packages come with FREE barcode registration. This allows you to register your product and/or company details alongside the barcode number in online databases. Information auto-feeds to other online databases. This makes it easier for retailers and customers to find your company and product information by searching online or using a 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. Point them to this independent database as proof that they are yours and are valid and legitimate. This can save a lot of wasted time and unnecessary frustration for 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. In additon it helps retailers and customers find details of your product and company.

5. Includes Barcode Company Prefix  Barcode Company Prefix

Retailer-friendly company prefix. If you purchase barcodes in lots of 10 or 100 or 1000, we supply our barcodes with a company prefix. This barcode prefix belongs to you alone. It can identify your company. The first digits of this prefix are yours. The remaining digits are varied to create all the barcode numbers owned by you. This makes things easier for the retailer when they are stocking lots of your products.

If you only have a few products, then the ‘Company Prefix’ isn’t important. But if you have many products, then you can protect your products and barcode numbers by purchasing in lots of 10, 100 or 1000. Then you will have a company prefix. This also helps avoid confusion with retailers.

6. Detailed Information & Barcode Support

For first-time and returning customers, we provide detailed information on our website. Cheap and unreliable barcode sellers DON’T have detailed information or after-sales support. We give information about Barcode Acceptance in UK & InternationallyAmazon BarcodesRetail Barcode DimensionsCarton Barcode DimensionsCompany PrefixesBarcode Labels,  plus book barcodes, magazine barcodes, sequential barcodes, QR codes …. the list goes on. Hence we have so many returning customers.

CONFUSED? The ‘world’ of barcodes can be confusing and frightening. You don’t want to make mistakes. We make the barcodes process easier by providing comprehensive information. We back this up with after-sales support. If you want a retail barcode, the easiest place to start is to read our Introduction to Barcodes. Or if you are ready to buy barcodes look here.