In today’s global marketplace, retailers and online marketplaces, such as Amazon, require a unique identifier to be assigned to 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.
This informational website is the starting point to understanding the importance of a brand-licensed U.P.C. Company Prefix and how to make UPC barcodes. The process of getting UPC barcodes begins by applying at www.barcode-us.com and establishing your GTIN.cloud® portal account.
Obtaining and implementing UPC barcodes for your products is an easy five-step process:
- Step 1: Estimate how many barcodes your company needs.
- Step 2: Apply at www.barcode-us.com & license a U.P.C Company Prefix /GTINs
- Step 3: Utilize your GTIN.cloud® to assign unique product numbers
- Step 4: Obtain accurate UPC barcodes for each item directly from GTIN.cloud
- Step 5: GS1 Barcode Consultants validate GTIN assignments and UPC product data
At the end of this simple tutorial, you will be directed to the necessary information enabling you to obtain UPC barcodes correctly licensed to your company. The GS1 Barcode Service includes precise digital barcode files (.eps) and an assigned certified consultant to assist with every step.
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.