Do I require a Barcode for My Product?

The answer is ‘yes’, ‘usually’. – The overwhelming majority of retailers find it much easier if products entering their stores have barcodes, many retailers require barcodes. This means that barcodes give you access to retailers and allow you to expand the availability of your product. If you are only selling your product in your own store and have no plans to sell it elsewhere, then you can choose not to use barcodes on your products. You can also label all of the products you stock with non-retail barcode numbers which may be cheaper. This is because if the products are only for your own internal use, it is not essential that they are part of the ‘Barcoding System’. If you do need a retail barcode, these can be purchased here. If you have any questions please contact us, or see our FAQ page.


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