Where to get unique product IDs?

topics related to linear barcode formats such as Code 39, Code128, Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF25), UCC/EAN-128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, GS1 Databar etc.

Where to get unique product IDs?

Postby UPC-A, UPC-E and EAN-13 on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:24 pm

Hi,

I am trying to list some products on Amazon and have been told I need UPC /EAN number
Do you guys provide this?
How do I get one, where from?


many thanks for your help

regards
rej
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Re: Where to get unique product IDs?

Postby glitch on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:37 am

You need to obtain your numbers from local GS1 organization (http://www.gs1.org/contact). You will pay annual fee to get your company prefix, and you fill the remaining digits with item number. Combined the two you get EAN-13 number.

Some companies sell their spare numbers online for a small fee. Those numbers may be used if you only have a few items. However, some big retailers such as Walmart now asks for proof that you “own” those numbers. If you need to ship to those retailers you will need to get company prefix from GS1.
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