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Read the most frequently asked questions.

What is a barcode?

A UPC/EAN13 barcode is a unique number that is assigned to a product which allows both wholesalers and retailers to keep record and track their stock management and sales of the product at hand.

Do I need a barcode?

If you are looking to sell your product from a retailer in stores, a unique and internationally recognized UPC/EAN13 barcode is required. The retailer will need your product to have a barcode so that they can manage the products pricing, quantity of sales, and track their inventory.

How many barcodes should I get?

Each product that you are selling, whether it be completely unique or a variation of an existing product will need it's own unique barcode to meet the required specifications of retailers. For example you may be selling clothing which comes in different sizes and colors - each different variation will need it's own barcode.

Are your barcodes suitable for retail?

All barcodes that we provide are guaranteed to be unique and will be accepted by any retail outlet within Australia, and throughout the world. However it is recommended that you get in touch with the retailers you intend to supply to and enquire about their barcode policies before making a purchase at BuyBarcodes.

Are your barcodes suitable for my products on Amazon?

Yes, our barcodes are Amazon ready, meaning that you can use them for any products you wish to sell on Amazon.

Do your barcodes work in every shop?

The barcodes that we provide are guaranteed to work in any retail outlet across Australia and also globally as the vast majority of retailers use UPC/EAN13 barcodes to identify their products. However we do recommend that you enquire with the retailers you intend to supply to about their barcode policies before making a purchase at BuyBarcodes.

Will my barcodes have a company prefix?

Yes, your barcodes will all have a unique company prefix that is assigned to you. Through the use of having an account at BuyBarcodes, you are assigned your own unique company prefix to be used across any barcodes that you purchase.

Will my barcodes start with 93, the correct Australian barcodes prefix?

Yes, your barcodes will start with the numbers 93. While a country prefix is not required on your barcodes, we do provide the Australian prefix for all our barcodes issued by default. If you would like your country prefix to be different, just let us know and we will happily modify the country prefix for any barcodes you purchase.

Will I be provided with a certificate of ownership for my barcodes?

Yes, we provide you with Barcode Issuance Certificates, which certify that your numbers have been assigned to your company, and that they will not be duplicated.

Will my barcodes work worldwide?

It is guaranteed that any barcodes sold by us, are suitable for use at any retailer world-wide given that they use UPC/EAN13 barcodes to identify and track their products. However it is recommended that you check with the retailers you intend to supply to about their barcode policies before making a purchase with us.

Will the barcode numbers I purchase be unique?

Yes, upon creating your barcodes, our algorithm generates 100% unique barcodes which are assigned to you with your own unique company prefix. Each barcode contains it's own unique identification numbers which once assigned, will never be used again - ensuring that all barcodes supplied by us are guaranteed to be unique.

Will my barcode ever expire?

No, you barcodes will never expire. Once you have purchased, and been assigned your barcodes through us they belong to you and your product for a life-time period.

What do I do once I have downloaded my barcodes?

The next step once having downloaded your barcodes, is to get them onto your product or your products packaging. You will need to supply your downloaded barcodes to whoever is creating your packaging for you (perhaps a graphic designer which you have hired). This person/company will then need to put the barcode onto your packaging for you - and you are ready to go.

What if I have any other questions?

If you have any other questions, or need any assistance with purchasing barcodes or your account - you are welcome to contact us and we will promptly be in touch with you to address any questions you may have.