The Benefits of Our Barcodes

We are often asked “Why buy barcodes from you?” – especially when people have seen offerings of 100s or 1000s or millions of barcodes for cheap prices. Someone told us recently they had purchased 500 barcodes for £0.99 total – however once we explained the potential problems with these barcodes, they discarded them (a cheap lesson for 99p) and purchased barcodes from us.

So – 6 quick benefits of our barcodes –

1. Quality You Can Trust

The barcodes we supply are high quality, and can be used with confidence. We have been selling retail barcodes for 10 years, and have thousands of customers using our barcodes in 100+ countries. We have clear phone numbers (for support if needed), address, company details etc on our website – so you know who you are dealing with – we even have photos of our happy staff.
When you are spending hundreds or thousands of pounds developing your product, designing and printing the packaging, and marketing and distributing your products, 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 doesn’t scan, or isn’t accepted by a retailer. We met someone who had produced 40,000 bottles of wine – then found that the barcode didn’t scan – he (actually his wife) was going through all the cases, and pulling out the bottles to put a new label on them – what a waste of time and money – all because the barcode didn’t work.
Many other barcode sellers are either very inaccurate, or possibly completely dishonest, in what they claim – see Barcode Sales Warnings for more information about companies to stay away from.

2. Accepted by More Retailers Worldwide

YES – a bold claim – that our barcodes are accepted by MORE retailers worldwide than any other barcode seller. As part of the International Barcodes Network (see below), our barcodes are proven and 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.

3. Part of an International Barcodes Network

We are pleased to be part of the International Barcodes Network – this is a network of independent barcode sellers worldwide. This network has barcode sellers in 40+ countries – and brings with it a wealth of knowledge about barcode requirements and acceptance worldwide, plus the security of knowing that you are purchasing barcode from a company that is recognised by an international network, along with the associated support and longevity this brings.

4. Includes FREE Barcode Registration

All our barcode packages come with FREE barcode registration – 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. This makes it easier for retailers and customers to find your company & product information through 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.

5. Includes Barcode Company Prefix

If you purchase barcodes in lots of 10 or 100 or 1000, we supply our barcodes with a genuine company prefix – this barcode prefix belongs to you alone, and can be used to identify your company. The first digits of this prefix are completely yours, and the remaining digits are varied to create all the barcode numbers owned by you.

6. Detailed Information & Support

We provide detailed information here on our website (about 100 pages) and in a pdf barcode guide we send with all barcode orders. Other (cheap & unreliable) barcode sellers DON’T have detailed 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.