Barcodes in a nutshell?
Why would I require one for my product?
What quantity of barcodes should I obtain?
What is the difference between EAN and UPC numbers?
How do barcodes get assigned to products?
What products require a barcode? Do your codes cover all products?
Will my barcode be accepted by all UK retailers?
What's the benefit of purchasing with Barcode Bird?
For the majority of sole traders, small businesses and independent producers, the massive costs of first registering with GS1 UK, purchasing barcodes and paying ongoing annual fees is prohibitively expensive, even if you only purchase one barcode. Instead of charging our customers hundreds of pounds, Barcode Bird offers our customers unique GS1 originated barcodes at a competitive price. Our barcodes are genuine and authentic, offering you many of the advantages without having to pay membership fees, hidden costs or annual subscriptions.
Does my barcode "store" information about my product?
Are your barcodes globally unique?
Are your barcodes accepted by Amazon.co.uk?
Barcodes supplied by Barcode Bird are suitable for general, private seller and white label listings on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and Amazon fulfilment centres (FBA). Amazon Seller Support have indicated that barcodes for Amazon listings can be purchased from “any external or third party supplier and use them to list your products, however the barcode must be valid”. Amazon uses the following sites for validation to ensure the barcodes work correctly. The numbers supplied by Barcode Bird pass these validation forms and we have many of our customers who list their items on Amazon and many other online platforms.
Brand Registry Limitation: Please note however if you intend to sell your Trademarked products via Amazon’s Brand Registry (https://brandservices.amazon.co.uk) there are a several methods Amazon uses for brand verification. One potential brand verification method is checking GS1’s GEPIR database for your brand name. While our codes originate with the UCC (now known as GS1) we do not place your brand details on the GEPIR database. The only way to have your brand name reflect on GEPIR is through direct GS1 membership and paying annual licence fess fees to keep your codes active.