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. Obtaining and correctly 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® account to assign unique product numbers
- Step 4: Obtain accurate digital barcode files 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 application enabling you to obtain UPC barcodes correctly licensed to your company. Fortunately, an assigned certified consultant will be there to assist you along the way for one year.
For immediate assistance, please call us at 888-540-6885 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.