Questions

Has anyone purchased a UPC code for a physical consumer product?

We're considering the differences between registering with GS1 US, the official source, or buying through a reseller such as nationwidebarcode.com who buys codes from GS1 in bulk. The difference is $250 less to use the reseller

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I've used Nationwidebarcode.com to buy over 100 UPCs and have never had a problem at Amazon or any of our 100+ SMB retailers.


Answered 5 years ago

Depends on your marketing venues.

If you're using Amazon, skip the UPC as Amazon has their own coding system.

Buying a UPC from a reseller is tricky. If the reseller goes out of business or sells the same UPC multiple times (happens more than you think), then you'll have challenges.

Last time I purchase UPC codes, seems like it was $100 per 128 or 256 UPCs.

Whatever the cost, better to purchase UPCs from GS1, rather than a reseller.


Answered 2 years ago

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