Barcodes for Retail Products for use in SA & internationally.
EAN-13 barcodes are the most common type of retail barcode. EAN-13 is used on all retail products except for published books and magazines. EAN-13 barcodes are used in South Africa and in most countries except for the USA and Canada, where UPC barcodes are more common. If you are primarily selling your products in the USA or Canada, you may wish to consider buying a UPC Barcode instead.
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If you buy a barcode package from us below, you will receive the following:
1. A unique EAN-13 barcode number
2. Barcode images (in 4 different formats: jpeg, png, SVG & pdf)
3. A guarantee certificate
4. Free Barcode Registration on the International Barcodes Database.
Quantity Price per Barcode 1 R 275 2 R 260 each 3-4 R 250 each 5 + R 220 each 10 + R 200 each 15 + R 180 each 20 + R 170 each 30 + R 160 each 40 + R 150 each 50 + R 130 each 75 + R 120 each 100 + R 110 eachNOW ONLY R71.50 each 150 + Please contact us.
Using your barcode:
Once you receive your barcode with the images as attached files, you can choose whichever file format you like best and include it in your product packaging. This way, the barcode will be ready for use when your product goes to print. Note, if you are changing the size at this stage, you should not reduce the overall size to below 30X20mm if it can be avoided. See our barcode specifications page for more details.
No product information is required from you. You can assign the barcodes to your products however you want. Retailers will receive your product and scan the barcode and information into their system the first time so that the product information will appear when scanned from that point onwards.
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This means that if the retailers only use barcodes for option 1, you can get away with having the same barcode for 2 product variations (i.e. different colours of the same product). However, if the retailer uses barcodes for option 2, a different barcode will be required for each product variation.
Retailers generally prefer to stock products that will be straightforward to manage. Some retailers may prefer not to stock products if they have to manually count how many are left of each size and reorder accordingly. Therefore it is recommended that you have a different barcode for each variation.
Selling in the USA = UPC-A
Selling internationally = EAN-13
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