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Universal Product Codes are a vital part of nearly all the products you see on shelves of all the stores you’ve been in, as well as all the products you see sold online. It is important when your business purchases Universal Product Codes that you buy from a reputable seller online to prevent issues in the future. UPCs are 12 digits long and are converted to barcodes which can be easily scanned to manage product inventory. Read more on UPCs Guide.
Barcodes are the little black lines above the 12 digit number that you see on all products worldwide. The black lines represent the unique product code and allow scanners to easily recognize the product and allow vendors to easily scan inventory in and out and keep track of stock levels at the point of sale. With each order from SnapUPC, you will receive the 12 digit universal product code along with the barcode for each code you order. These can be used immediately and you can setup your product information with your UPC at any retailer worldwide.
A GTIN is a Global Trade Identification Number which the GS1 calls 12 digit UPCs. A UPC is a GTIN and they are the same number, simply a different name of describing the unique identifier of each product.
Yes, we offer a print & ship service for USA customers. After we issue your barcodes to you, you can either print them yourself at home, or order our print service on our Printed Barcode Labels page. With this service you can customize your barcode and optional text, and we will print and ship it to your address. Orders arrive within 3-5 business days and typically ship same day.
UPCs.com is one of the oldest and largest sellers of UPC Codes online and we take pride in helping businesses worldwide secure UPC Barcodes for their products. To date, we’ve helped well over 150,000 businesses sell more than 10 million products worldwide. We make the ordering process easy and provide technical customer support for any issues that may arise. You can order within seconds and can use the codes right away. Our goal is to enable businesses to get universal product codes for their products as quickly and efficiency as possible so you can focus on growing your business.
Universal product codes are used to identify products with a unique 12 digit number, and then enable them to be scanned in and out of inventory. It also allows computers to know what a product is simply by a code rather than by a description. Every unique product needs a unique product code. For example, if you’re selling T-Shirts, each unique Color will need a unique UPC. If you have 20 Black, 20 White, and 20 Green for sale, you’ll need 3 unique universal product codes, 1 for each unique Color. Each unique UPC barcode can be printed an unlimited number of times, so if you have 100 White Medium T-Shirts, you can print the same barcode 100 times to place on your 100 units.
There are hundreds of millions of UPC barcodes in existence. Need to lookup a UPC? See our Lookup UPC page.
The GS1 (formerly the UCC) is a company that rents prefixes to companies. In most cases, you aren’t required to own a prefix, so you can use UPCs without purchasing an expensive prefix from the GS1. Because the GS1 rents the global standard UPC, it is not possible to generate barcodes without having a prefix. We’ve taken the steps to buy prefixes and enable customers to buy UPC barcodes for $5 a piece (bulk discounts available) rather than paying the $200+ along with yearly renewal fees. When you buy from UPCs.com, there are no renewal fees, you own the codes for life, and we guarantee our codes work for your needs.
The GS1 issues all prefixes for UPCs, and to register a prefix costs a minimum of $250 and costs $150 a year to renew the codes. Because we’ve owned prefixes before the UCC/GS1 Settlement and because we purchase prefixes in bulk, we’re able to offer UPC codes for far cheaper than the GS1 and are not required to pay any renewal fees. You can purchase just 1 code from us, or tens of thousands, you choose how many you need and when and we’re here to help you. To date, we’ve sold over 15,000,000 unique codes to over 150,000 businesses like yours. We’re here to serve you and help your business grow.