Thousands of happy customers worldwide | 1m+ Barcodes in circulation | 10,000+ scans each day

Why Buy From Barcodes South Africa?

Here are some significant reasons why you should buy barcodes from our company.
Not all barcodes are the same – be careful about buying cheap barcodes from new or unknown barcode companies. If you are spending money on designing and printing your product packaging and marketing your product, it is foolish to try to save a small amount by buying a barcode that doesn’t work or isn’t accepted in some stores.

Buy your barcode from us and use them with confidence. We have thousands of customers using hundreds of thousands of our barcodes in more than 120 countries worldwide. We have experience with retail barcodes, so that we can help you.

Key Points
(see details below)
International Barcode Network
(that’s us)
Other Barcode
Membership Organisations
Standard retail barcode numbers
Barcodes can be used worldwide
No membership forms
No joining fee
No annual fees (one-off cost)
Guaranteed unique numbers
Understand the South African market
Part of International Barcodes Network
Can arrange verification reports
(opens the door to more retailers)
Can supply Global Location Numbers (GLN’s) as required by some large retailers
Check all barcode numbers for illegal use on the internet
Provide barcode images
Custom barcode image size & resolution
(tell us the image size and resolution
you need – up to 2540dpi)
Supply Unique Company Prefix (for barcodes purchased in multiples of 10, 100 or 1000)
Fast service
Customer commitment
Friendly customer service
International (More than 120+ countries)
Experience (more than 10 years experience with barcodes)
Easy to contact
Accurate advice (we tell it like it is)
Registration included in barcode packages
Charitable (all profits go to charity)
One-stop-shop (We can supply everything required for barcodes (including labels, GLN’s, images and more)


Buy barcodes

STANDARD Retail Barcode Numbers – EAN-13 (or UPC-A) format barcode numbers, suitable for all retail products in South Africa & worldwide.

WORLDWIDE – EAN-13 (or UPC-A) Barcode numbers that can be used anywhere in the world

NO MEMBERSHIP FORMS – You won’t need to fill in any membership forms. Getting a barcode is easy – order from our website & then wait for your barcode to arrive by email.

NO ANNUAL FEES – You will not have to pay any joining fee or annual fees. All of our prices are one-off, and you will own your barcode for life.

AFFORDABLE – Our EAN-13 barcodes are available for very affordable prices

LEGAL – The barcodes you receive will be completely legal and authentic for South Africa (or worldwide). We are a legally registered company with an office in New Zealand (see us on the NZ Government Companies Office website or view our Certificate of Incorporation).

SOUTH AFRICA – We understand the South Africa market – therefore, we can give you good advice about getting barcodes for your products.

INTERNATIONAL BARCODES NETWORK – Part of a network of international barcode suppliers. Members focus on supplying barcodes within a specific country, so they can understand the specific barcoding requirements in that country and provide prompt local-language barcoding advice and service. Members have access to resources to help ensure that more retailers in each country accept their barcodes. This means that barcodes purchased from our members are accepted by more retailers internationally than any other barcode reseller. Visit International Barcodes Network here.

VERIFICATION REPORTS – We can provide ISO Standard verification reports if you need them (some retailers require verification). Verification is an official test scan of your barcode to ensure that it scans well.

CHECKING OF BARCODE NUMBERS – To help protect our customers, we check all barcode numbers for illegal use online before issuing them (as there is some ongoing illegal use of barcode numbers on the internet).

BARCODE IMAGES – We provide free barcode images. Our barcode images are very high resolution (600 dpi) and come in 4 different formats (jpeg, pdf, vector eps, BMP & tiff).

FAST SERVICE – We quickly process barcode orders (our usual turn-around time is between 2 – 12 hours, and almost always within 24 hours). Contact us if you need your barcodes urgently.

CUSTOMER COMMITMENT– We have been in business for over ten years, and customer satisfaction is important. We have thousands of satisfied customers in South Africa & around the world (read some of our Customer Testimonials).

FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICE – Our team is made up of really nice, friendly people. We are happy to help you with any queries you have.

CONTACT – We are easy to contact. You can contact us by email, phone, or live chat (on our website).

ACCURATE ADVICE – We will give you all the information you need & provide you with honest advice. If we can’t help you, we’ll tell you. We want our customers to be satisfied.

BARCODE REGISTRATION – We provide an optional barcode registration service.

CHARITABLE – Our business is owned by a Charity (Better World Initiative). Therefore ALL profits support charitable purposes worldwide. So – if you buy from us, you are helping make the world a better place. We also support organisations like FoodBank South Africa.