As the authority on barcode creation and UPC implementation, Bar Code Graphics receives hundreds of calls and emails every day from companies confused on how to go about obtaining UPC barcodes. This informational website is the starting point to understand the importance of a brand licensed U.P.C. Company Prefix and the process to buy UPC barcodes.
In today’s global marketplace retailers, wholesalers and online marketplaces, such as Amazon, require a unique identifier to be assigned for every product. Unlike a supplier’s proprietary part number, the required identifier needs to be globally unique and adhere to a worldwide standard. For the United States, this product identifier is the UPC barcode (GTIN-12.) A UPC number normally consists of two primary components: a U.P.C. Company Prefix and a Product Number.
Obtaining barcodes for your products is an easy four-step process:
- Step One: Apply for a U.P.C. Company Prefix
- Step Two: Assign Unique Product Numbers.
- Step Three: Determine how your product will display barcodes.
- Step Four: Obtain accurate UPC barcodes for each item.
At the end of this simple tutorial, you will be directed to the necessary information enabling you to obtain UPC barcodes with a licensed unique UPC (GS1) Company Prefix assigned to your company or buy single GS1 GTINs and barcodes (small quantities). In addition to having direct access to an assigned certified consultant, digital barcode files (.eps) or printed barcode labels are included.
For immediate assistance, please call us at 800-662-0701 x250 or click on the chat button below. UPC barcode mistakes can be quite costly if not properly implemented. With your company’s success on the line, it is important to properly identify your products.