Retail Barcodes

Every retail products uses either an EAN-13 or a UPC-A format barcode. These are used on all retail products with the exception of books and magazines. EAN-13 barcodes are used most commonly throughout the world in all countries except for The United States and Canada where UPC-A Barcodes are more common. The differences between UPC-A and EAN-13 barcodes can be seen here.

Please follow the links below for instruction on obtaining the relevant retail barcodes.

EAN-13 Barcodes – For retail products outside of the USA and Canada

UPC-A Barcodes – For products selling in the USA and Canada

ISBN Book Barcodes

ISSN Magazine Barcodes


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