The cheapest way to get barcodes is to go through a barcode reseller (like us) rather than going through GS1. GS1 charges all sorts of membership fees etc. (this makes it costly long term). Our barcodes come from the same system as GS1 but are now outside of their control.
While it is good to get reseller barcodes as they are sold for a one-off cost, it is important to be sure that they come from a legitimate source. For example, some companies advertise barcodes very cheaply online (i.e. 50c per barcode), but they are hard to contact and often do not source their barcodes from a good place (or at all). In these cases, it is a false economy to purchase with them as the amount saved on the barcodes is quickly spent and much more if your printed product is needed to be re-barcoded.
We can show you that our barcode numbers are legitimate and guarantee that they have never been used before. Furthermore, we check our numbers for illegal use before the sale to ensure that you won’t have any legal hassles enforcing your ownership. So please see why to buy from us for more advantages to our numbers.