UPC Barcodes

 

 

UPC

Its unique UPC. Although the company prefix assigned by GS1 will remain the same, you will need to assign a unique product number and verification number to each product.

How many barcodes will I need?

Each individual product you plan to sell will need its own unique UPC code. Although the company prefix assigned by GS1 will remain the same, you will need to assign a unique product number and verification number to each product.

What is the difference between UPC and EAN?

UPC are the most widely used barcodes in the United States. The EAN (European Article Number) is used internationally. Nowadays, most places will accept both product UPC codes and EAN codes, although if you plan to sell your products outside the United States, an EAN code may be best for you. EAN format barcodes have 13 digits, starting with the number “0” in front of the standard 12-digit UPC code from the GTIN. Both barcodes are identical.

UPC :Due to the strict standards of GS1, individual companies cannot create their own UPC codes. In order to have a barcode that will be scanned at a point of sale, you must have a company prefix number assigned to you by GS1. For businesses wondering how to generate UPC codes – the answer is that you can’t do it yourself.

Who should I buy UPC codes from?

All retail UPC codes must originate from GS1, and you can choose to purchase your UPC code numbers directly from them. However, GS1 has different requirements and higher prices. An example of this is 10 barcodes, costing at least $250. This does not include the annual renewal fee for your UPC code, which typically starts at $150!

At MiraTech, we purchase our UPC numbers in bulk so our customers don’t have to. Purchase as many or as few UPC numbers as you need! Additionally, since we joined GS1 in 1994, several years before they started charging renewal fees, our customers are not responsible for any additional fees once they purchase their UPC codes from us.

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