The Barcode Shop

Recently we have had questions from customers regarding The Barcode Shop. This is a website which has cropped up in various countries. They claim to sell barcode numbers with individual country prefixes for a one-off cost. However the numbers they sell belong to a company called GS1. They do not have the permission of GS1 in any of these countries and so are not legally selling these barcode numbers.

It is currently unclear as to what will happen to this company in the future.

If you require barcode numbers with your genuine company prefix, the only way to acquire these through GS1 in your country. No barcode reseller is able to supply these legally. Fortunately, very few retailers actually require this, and alternative barcode numbers with a US Country code (07) can be purchased through us or other reputable barcode resellers. These can be purchased here.

Please see our Why Buy From Us page and our Barcode Acceptance page for more information. We have thousands of customers using tens of thousands of our barcodes in close to 100 countries without issues and have been in business since 2007. Hence we know a lot about barcodes!

Look here for the best source for retail barcode numbers.


Look here for CD barcodes, DVD barcodes, ISBN book barcodes and ISSN magazine barcodes.  We supply barcode numbers you can trust.