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Buy Barcodes for Retail Products for use in the UK & internationally.

A simple & common request ‘buy barcode’ – or “I want to buy a barcode for my product’. Our EAN-13 barcodes are perfect for use on any retail product except for books or magazines– not only in the UK but also worldwideEANs are used as the standard retail barcode internationally, except for in the USA and Canada, where UPC barcodes are more common. If you are primarily selling your products in the USA or Canada, you may wish to consider UPC Barcodes.

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  • EAN-13 Retail Barcode PackagesEAN-13

    Instant email delivery

    If you buy a barcode package from us below, you will receive the following:
    1. A unique EAN-13 barcode number
    2. Barcode images (in 4 different formats: jpeg, png, SVG & pdf)
    3. A guarantee certificate
    4. Free Barcode Registration on the International Barcodes Database.

    Quantity Price per Barcode
    1 £ 26
    2 £ 25 each
    3-4 £ 24 each
    5 + £ 20 each
    10 + £ 17.5 each
    15 + £ 16 each
    20 + £ 13 each
    30 + £ 11 each
    40 + £ 10 each
    50 + £ 9 each
    75 + £ 8 each
    100 + £ 7 each NOW ONLY £4.95 each
    150 + Please contact us.

Using your barcode:

Once you receive your barcode with the images as attached files, you can then simply choose whichever file format you like best and include it in your product packaging. This way, when your product goes to print, the barcode will be ready for use. Note – if you are changing the size at this stage, you should not reduce the overall size to below 30X20mm if it can be avoided. See our barcode specifications page for more details.

No product information is required from you. You can simply assign the barcodes to your products however you want. Retailers will receive your product and scan the barcode and information into their system the first time so that when it is scanned from that point onwards, the product information will appear.

 

How to buy a barcode?

Here are some common questions:

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 to obtain 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 two as well, then a different barcode will be required for each product variation.

In general, retailers prefer to stock products that will be straightforward 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 it is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.

Yes, they will. We can supply both EAN-13 Barcodes (which are used worldwide) and UPC-A Barcodes (USA and Canada).
Our barcodes are accepted in nearly all stores worldwide, however, there are a few exceptions. For further details, please see Barcode Acceptance.
 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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barcodes team