FAQ

FAQ

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.
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.
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').
We highly recommend that you get barcodes for your products, because more and more retailers are changing to a barcoding system. Although it is optional for retailers to use a barcode system (and barcode scanners) to process orders and keep track of their stock, the system is incredibly useful as it simplifies the sales process. For this reason, retailers are increasingly incorporating barcodes into their stores – and in the near future you may find that some of your retailers are requiring you to put barcodes onto your products If you are an Amazon or eBay seller you need to get a barcode for your products to list them.
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.
Yes. All retail products worldwide use an EAN or UPC barcode – and these are the type of barcodes that we sell.
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.
If you order a barcode package through our website here or via email, you will receive your barcode by email with the images,text or excel file as attached files (jpeg, png, txt, svg & pdf, xlsx). Our all order are delivered in minimum an hour and less than 8 hours.
Our company offers affordable barcodes at a one-off price. Low cost – one barcode is only 2 USD No ongoing fees. No Subscription. Our barcodes are a one-off price, we don’t charge any annual fees. No compulsory membership, no time-consuming forms, and no restrictions on they ways in which you choose to use your barcode numbers. You own your barcode for life, and you can use it however you want to. Plus we give an extra barcode to our customers as a gift. Quick service! We usually process orders within hours of receiving them (contact us if you need your barcodes urgently).
Simply go to our UPC or EAN page, select the quantity you want, and proceed to checkout. Your codes will be delivered within hours after you send your payment.
GS1 Verified UPC/EAN numbers; Lifetime Guarantee! Rapid delivery by Email; All our orders are delivered in minimum an hour and less than 6 hours.
Delivery is via Email to your Registered email address or PayPal email address. If you don’t see it in your email then be certain to check your spam folder. Let us know if you prefer another email address.
If you don’t see it in your email then be certain to check your spam folder then email us.
One code costs $2, but the more you buy, the cheaper each code is. For example, if you buy 100 codes, the cost per code is only $0.40. Please see our Buy UPC Codes page for full pricing options.
Simply add a leading 0 to the UPC code you bought and this will resolve the issue.
Yes, our codes 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.
Yes, all of our UPC codes are guaranteed to never been previously issued/used and will work instantly on Amazon with no problems.
Our all order are delivered in minimum an hour and less than 8 hours.
The GS1 prefix owner name doesn’t change in the database even though UPCs do change ownership all the time, hence why an unfamiliar company may show up. All that company means in the GS1 database is that the code is GS1 verified. The name in the database is the original prefix owner, not the current UPC owner. Your code will work fine on Amazon/Google/iTunes, etc. without issue, and we don't offer a money back guarantee.
Once your payment has been processed, you will within hours receive an email with your UPC / EAN Codes, as well as barcodes. If you’re selling on Amazon, Amazon will automatically generate barcodes/product labels for you after you enter in your UPC/EAN.
There is no need to register your UPC Codes. You will only need to provide the UPC Code to your retailer or distributor (ex. Amazon, iTunes, Google etc..) when you’re asked for the UPC Code number.
Yes, BuyBarcodesCheap.com provides you with a UPC Code that is unique, valid and guaranteed to never have been issued. Since our company prefix was obtained prior to the changes in the GS1-US Licensing Agreement we are well within our legal rights to provide UPC Codes to our customers.
Yes, you need a different UPC code for each UNIQUE product that you sell. For example, let’s imagine you have a t-shirt company and you want to sell 3 different color shirts of the same size, you’ll need 3 UPC codes. Then, let’s imagine you have 3 different colored shirts in 3 different sizes, you’ll need a total of 9 UPC Codes.
Yes, your UPC/EAN codes will work in any country where UPC and EAN codes are scanned!
No, once you purchase your UPC codes through us, they’re yours to keep for life! There are no fees or any other expenses.
Yes, our UPC codes originate from GS1-US and are guaranteed to be unique and never issued before. YOU will be the only person in the world who can legally use the UPC Codes that you purchase.
No, we will never charge you any future fees (eg. renewal fees or annual membership fees). All of our prices are one-off payments