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Barcodes for Retail Products for use in SA & internationally.

Do you need to buy barcodes for your products? EAN-13 barcodes are the most common type of retail barcode used in South Africa and most countries. They are used on all retail products except published books, magazines, and newspapers. The USA and Canada prefer UPC barcodes. 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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  • EAN-13 Retail Barcode PackagesEAN13

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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 each NOW ONLY R71.50 each
    150 + Please contact us.

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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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Need help?

Here are some common questions:

Getting a different barcode for each product or product variation is best practice. This is because stores use barcodes for two primary purposes: 1. Barcodes are used to obtain the product’s price when scanned at the checkout. 2. Barcodes track stock and decide when to reorder an item.

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 use a different barcode for each variation.

Yes, they will. We can supply EAN-13 Barcodes (used worldwide) and UPC-A Barcodes (in the USA and Canada).
Yes, they can be registered on BarcodesDatabase.org and other barcode databases
Our barcodes are accepted in nearly all stores worldwide. However, there are a few exceptions. For further details, please see Barcode Acceptance.
 If you’re not sure which kind of barcode you need for your product, our quick rule of thumb is as follows:
Selling in the USA = UPC-A
Selling internationally = EAN-13

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