Are UPC codes for Amazon required to be purchased directly from GS1?

I'm looking for an expert to consult with on UPC codes. I've been on Amazon for 4 years and have always purchased my UPC codes from a third party. I am now having issues with adding new variations and creating new listings on Amazon.


Amazon's only requirement is that you need to buy a “GS1 UPC code” to finalize your product listing and start selling on Amazon. Remember, you cannot create your own Amazon UPC code.

Answered 4 years ago

Yes, it is important to purchase your UPC codes via GS1.

Answered 4 years ago

no you can buy them from places like "barcodes mania" so you don't need to register for GS1 which is a high cost! I've used the above service and haven't had any issues with getting products registered on the Amazon Seller account. If you want any other help feel free to drop me a message. Cheers, Alex

Answered 4 years ago

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