How do I get a barcode for Amazon and many other stores? (online and in retail)
Just add to cart how many barcodes you want and proceed to checkout. Your codes will be delivered to your email address after successfully purchasing. All of our codes work on Amazon.
Where do our codes come from and why are they cheap?
All of our barcodes that we obtain were created for companies when GS1 was called the UCC. This allows the owners to sell the barcodes off because they are the rightful owner of the barcodes, however in GS1’s database it will 90% of the time come up as a company who is registered within their database. We do not create the codes, they are delivered by GS1 to companies who don't use them and sell them to us. You do not get your own unique code prefix, which is perfectly fine to sell your products.
How much are the barcodes?
Barcode prices vary on the internet. The GS1 is the most expensive place because when purchasing directly from the GS1, you are required to purchase a prefix. As a result can acquire prefixes from pre-2002 (UCC) and sell unused codes for a fraction of the cost as the GS1 that work fine for all your needs. On our website one code costs $4.00, but the more you buy, the cheaper each code is. For example, if you buy 100 codes, the cost per code is only $0.45. Please see our Buy UPC or EAN Codes page for full pricing options.
Do I need to buy barcodes for my products??
We highly recommend that you buy barcodes for your products, because more and more retailers are changing to a barcoding system. If you want to sell a product, in most cases, a barcode (UPC or EAN) is required.
How many barcodes do I need?
If you're selling the same product (the same color, the same size etc). No matter how many units it has. You can use 1 code for the same product. However if you sell different products or a product has different variations you'll need different codes. For example: "If you’re selling shoes, each unique color will need a unique UPC/EAN. If you have 10 Red, 10 Blue, and 10 White for sale, you will need 3 unique UPC/EAN codes, 1 for each unique color."
What is a Barcode?
A barcode (or bar code) is a unique sequence of digits that is used to identify an item or product. Most barcodes on retail products are in either EAN (13 digit) or UPC (12 digit) format. A barcode number can be turned into a barcode image (vertical black bars). When a barcode images is scanned at a checkout counter, product information will appear on the checkout screen.
Are your barcodes suitable for any retail product?
Yes. All retail products worldwide use an EAN or UPC barcode – and these are the type of barcodes that we sell.
How fast can I get my codes after purchasing them?
Generally delivery time takes 30-60 min. Sometimes our orders may be delivered within a few hours. When your order is ready, we will send your barcodes to your email address. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam/junk folder. If you pay via PayPal, please check your PayPal email address. You will receive your barcode by email with the images, text or excel file as attached files (jpeg, png, txt, svg & pdf, xlsx).
Will these work in any country?
Yes, our codes will work worldwide, online and in retail.
What is a UPC Code?
Universal Product Code (UPC) is a 12-digit bar code used extensively for retail packaging in United States. Although there are several different types of bar codes, the UPC symbol appears on nearly every retail product in the United States, making it the most versatile and recognizable type of product code in this part of the world. It consists of a bar code with a GTIN-12 number beneath.
What is an EAN Code?
The European Article Number (EAN) is a barcode standard, a 12- or 13-digit product identification code. Each EAN uniquely identifies the product, manufacturer, and its attributes; typically, the EAN is printed on a product label or packaging as a bar code. An EAN code is a unique combination of figures used to identify an object on the basis of a European system ('EAN' stands for 'European Article Numbering').
What’s the Difference Between UPC and EAN?
UPC’s are the most commonly used bar codes in the United States. EAN’s (European Article Number) are used internationally. Nowadays, most places will accept both product UPC codes and EAN codes, although if you are planning on selling your products outside of the United States, an EAN code might be best for you. EAN format bar codes contain 13 digits, leading with a “0” in front of the standard GTIN-12 digit UPC code. Both bar codes, however, are identical.
Do I have to be a registered company to order a barcode?
No, you do not have to be a registered company to purchase a barcode from us. You can buy barcodes as an individual person or as a company. It is your choice.
Where is my barcode? I did not get any code!
When your order is ready, we will send your barcodes to your email address. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam/junk folder. If you pay via PayPal, please check your PayPal email address.
Why should I buy from you?
Buyreliablebarcodes is a legitimate barcode number issuer. All of the numbers we sell were issued by the Uniform Code Council (UCC), currently known as GS1. Our company offers affordable barcodes at a one-off price. Low cost – one barcode is only $4,00 USD. No subscription or renewals fee. Our barcodes are a one-off price, we don’t charge any annual fees. No restrictions on they ways in which you choose to use your barcode numbers. Lifetime guarantee and you can use it however you want to. Moreover we provide bonus barcodes as a gift for FREE. Our Quick service! Our fast customer service is ready to help you. We usually process orders within hours of receiving them (contact us if you need your barcodes urgently).
What will I get?
All barcodes were originally issued by the UCC, now known as GS1. You will get UCC (GS1) Verified UPC/EAN numbers; Lifetime Guarantee! Fast delivery via Email; Generally delivery time takes 30-60 min. Sometimes our orders may be delivered within a few hours.
Do you deliver all of your orders by email or via mail?(any postal service)
We will deliver your barcodes to your email address. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam/junk folder. If you pay via PayPal, please check your PayPal email address.
Amazon changed their policy, do your codes still work?
Yes, our codes still work. Some people suggest that Amazon won’t accept 3rd party codes, but this is not true. They simply want GS1 verified codes, and not “air codes” that don’t verify with the GS1. Our codes verify with the GS1 and are accepted on all major platforms and services, including Amazon.
Will my UPC/EAN codes work for Amazon.com without any issue?
Yes, all of our UPC/EAN codes are guaranteed to never been previously issued/used and will work instantly on Amazon without any issue.
Also if you have any trouble in the future with any of our codes, please contact us immediately as we provide a lifetime guarantee for our products!
Amazon Listing Errors : “You are using UPCs, EANs, ISBNs, ASINs, or JAN codes that do not match the products you are trying to list.”
This error typically happens on Amazon if you’re listing a Brand that already has UPC(s) and Amazon is restricting the Brand from adding more UPC(s) (to prevent duplicate listings).
The issue typically isn’t with the UPC(s) themselves, but with the restrictions placed on the Brand. To test if this is a Brand restriction, change the “Brand” field to something else unique and it should solve the issue.
For Example: Let’s assume you're listing a Adidas t-shirts but trying to use your own barcode, this will not work since your barcode is different then Adidas's own Amazon brand registered barcode numbers. The solution or "work-around" to this is to not input the brand's name (ex: Adidas) in the brand field, but instead input your DBA or Amazon company or store name in the brand field instead and then input the brand's name (ex: Adidas) in the item description. The moment you type "Adidas" into the brand field amazon's automated system cross references Adidas's own barcode numbers against the one's you're trying to enter.
If you get different errors or Amazon is requesting GS1 information, or wants proof of authenticity please don't worry. You can tell us what exactly error is so we can help you.
Amazon says it needs to be 13 digits, how do I fix this?
Simply add a leading 0 to the UPC code you bought and this will resolve the issue.
When I search the GS1 database, a different company comes up, not mine. Why?
All of our barcodes that we obtain were created for companies when GS1 was called the UCC. This allows the owners to sell the barcodes off to individuals or other companies because they are the rightful owner of the barcodes, however in GS1’s database it will 90% of the time come up as a company who is registered within their database. Unfortunately there is no way we can change or transfer the ownership on GS1’s database without having you sign up for your own companies prefix directly through them. This would mean paying the yearly fees associated with using their barcodes and not being able to keep them forever. In 2002 when UCC switched its name over to GS1 there was a lawsuit against them that states that barcodes created before 2002 were grandfathered in and did not have to pay the yearly renewal fees. However you do not need to worry about it. Your codes will work fine on Amazon/Google/iTunes/Jet, etc. without any issue.
Where can I use the UPC/EAN Codes that I purchase from you?
Your UPC/EAN codes will work everywhere online and at most retails, unless they require that you purchase your own company prefix from GS1-US. In that case, we recommend that purchase your own GS1-US company prefix.
Do I need to print the barcodes?
If you sell your products online you should only need the numbers, however if you sell through a distributor instead of sending the products directly, you may need to print the barcodes on stickers, which you can do with the images we provide you with your order.
If I want to sell my book; do I need a UPC, EAN or ISBN number?
If you’re selling your book through a retail outlet, the retailer will generally require that you obtain an ISBN. The ISBN is a 13 digit number that properly identifies the book title and the publisher’s contact information. We recommend that you check your store’s requirements on UPC and ISBN codes before purchasing from us. Sometimes you can get away with just using a UPC code and then you can purchase the UPC codes from us. However, we do not offer ISBN’s at this time.
Do I need to register my UPC/EAN codes?
There is no need to register your UPC/EAN Codes. You will only need to provide the UPC/EAN Code to your retailer or distributor (ex. Amazon, eBay, iTunes, Jet etc.) when you’re asked for the UPC/EAN Code. Retailers/Online stores/supermarkets will have to add your barcode and product to their own internal database system. Once they scan it your product info will be shown in their database. That's what you need!
I want to sell cd’s in a retail situation. Can I use your barcodes (UPC/EAN)?
Yes, our barcodes will work perfectly for your cd’s in any retail situation. If you happen to be an independent artist, your UPC/EAN code will also allow you to register your music with SoundScan so that you can track your sales and improve your marketing efforts.
Will my UPC/EAN codes work in a country other than the USA and Canada?
Yes, your UPC/EAN codes will work in any country where UPC and EAN codes are scanned and accepted!
I want to sell my music. Do I need to buy a barcode?
Yes. You will need barcodes if you are selling to a retail or online store.
How many barcodes do I need to sell my album?
One for each album title. If you change anything about your album, it becomes a different album and needs a different barcode. You need to use different codes for different albums.
What is included in my order?
You will receive the codes delivered to your email. You will receive 2 attachments, 1 will be a .txt with your codes, and 1 with be a .pdf with the stripe codes. You can also request jpeg, png, svg & zip, xlsx formats.
How can I register/link the barcodes to my products?
We don't need about your product/company information. You use the codes to register directly your products with your distributor (Amazon, eBay, iTunes CD Baby, supermarkets, grocery stores, etc). They will link the information as well as price to the code for you. Retailers/Online stores/supermarkets will have to add your barcode and product to their own internal database system. Once they scan it your product info will be shown in their database. That’s what you need!
Will you charge me renewal or membership fees?
No, we will never charge you any future fees (renewal fees or annual membership fees). All of our prices are one-off payments. No subscription fee, No annual fee. Only ine time fee.